Update: HB 1212 did not pass before the legislative crossover and likely will not be passed this year.
Update: Members of the House Committee on Commerce and Gamine have passed a substitute version of HB 1212 to permit the cultivation of up to six plants and/or 24 ounces of usable marijuana harvested from those plants. The bill is now before the House Committee on Rules and the House Committee on Finance.
Washington state Representative Brian Blake has introduced legislation that is currently in committee, House Bill 1212 to allow adults the option to legally cultivate personal use amounts of marijuana in a private residence.
Presently, eight states permit adults to obtain marijuana via retail sales. All of these states except Washington also permit adults the option to cultivate cannabis.
NORML believes that criminalizing the personal cultivation of cannabis is an arbitrary prohibition that has absolutely no basis in public safety.
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