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I-502 Info & FAQs


Be Informed: I-502

I-502 was an initiative to the Washington State Legislature in 2012 that proposed the legalization of recreational marijuana use and sale to the general public within the borders of the State of Washington. The legislature adjourned without action in April 2012, automatically advancing the initiative to the general ballot the following November. The initiative passed 56 to 44 percent and certification for producers and growers began in December 2012.

I-502 restricts the sale of recreational marijuana products to individuals 21 years of age and older, taxing sales with revenue directed toward healthcare and substance-abuse prevention and education services. The law does not supersede federal law, therefore, it is illegal to transport or consume recreational cannabis outside the borders of Washington State.

No, on-premise consumption is not allowed under I-502 laws.
Yes, employers may still conduct drug testing for marijuana at their discretion. Challenges to this practice are ongoing, but organizations that operate within both Washington and Colorado such as the NBA and the NFL have reinforced previous policies regarding testing for cannabis in its workforce despite the state-level legalization.
Under the new law, a DUI limit of delta-9 THC levels at or greater than 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood over the limit.
Yes, but those products can only be consumed within the State of Washington and may not be transported to another state or country.
It is unlawful to consume or open a marijuana product within view of the general public.
Consumers may legally possess:
  • 1 ounce of marijuana
  • 16 ounces of solid infused marijuana products
  • 72 ounces of liquid infused products
  • 7 grams of concentrates
Tacoma (Parkland/PAC Ave)

(253) 531-4000

13005 Pacific Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98444

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(253) 375-7840

21802 Mountain Hwy E.
Spanaway, WA 98387

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(253) 312-6083

14122 92nd Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

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(253) 604-4360

11821 Canyon Rd. E.
Puyallup, WA 98373

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5303 Pacific Hwy E.
Fife, WA 98424

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This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration and judgement. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children.