Laws and Rules
The Cannabis Patient Protection Act codified into RCW 69.51A integrates the medical market with the regulated recreational market. Under the act, the Department of Health adopted rules for a medical cannabis authorization database, training and certification of medical cannabis consultants, and product compliance. The department was also required to produce several bill-related reports.
Primary Goals of the Law
- Clarify what is meant by the medical use of cannabis.
- Support patients having access to higher quality products to meet their medical needs.
- Allow for state sales and use tax breaks for medical cannabis patients who are entered into the authorization database.
- Provide protection from arrest and prosecution for patients who are entered into the authorization database.
For additional information, please view our:
Medical Cannabis Laws
Medical Cannabis Rules