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.
- Ensure patients have 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.