Legislative Update

There are not many bills pending the Washington State legislature relating to the marijuana industry right now. One that seems to be garnering some news coverage is a "home grow" bill HB 1212, that is making its way through committees in the House. Many observers consider it shameful that Washington is the only one of eight states that have legalized cannabis, which does not alone people to grow weed at home. This bill would permit an individual to grow as many as six plants on private premises, so long as the yield from those plants totals no more than 24 ounces of marijuana. Homes with more than one adult would be allowed either 12 plants or 48 ounces of usable cannabis. Similar legislation to permit home grows, House Bill 1212, is also pending.