Washington State Marijuana Crimes

Vucsa marijuana

Marijuana Charges:

  • Under 40 grams is a misdemeanor.
  • Over 40 grams or grow operation is a Class C felony.
  • Medical marijuana exceptions may exist.

 

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Possession of More than 40 Grams of Marijuana:

Possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana in Washington State is a  class C felony and may be punishable by up to 5 years in jail and a  $10,000 fine.

Additionally, if you possess significantly more  than 40 grams of marijuana, the state could argue that you possessed  the marijuana with intent to deliver (sell) it and charge you with a  more serious crime.

Cultivation, Delivery or Sale of Marijuana:

Cultivation (growing), delivery and sale of marijuana are all class C  felonies in Washington State and are punishable by up to 5 years in jail  and up to a $10,000 fine unless allowed by law.

It is very important to be aware that the cultivation, delivery or sale  of any amount of marijuana, no matter how small, may be charged as a C  felony and therefore will carry a much more severe penalty than a simple  possession of 40 grams or less, again, unless allowed by law.

Medical Marijuana

Washington State's Medical Marijuana Act, found at RCW 69.51A,  gives qualifying individuals a defense to Washington VUCSA crimes  relating to the possession, cultivation and administration of medical  marijuana.  It does not legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

Further, it is important to understand that the only people covered  under this act are "qualifying patients and their providers."  In order  to become a qualifying patient, one must meet the medical conditions  listed in the Act and follow the specific protocols the Act requires.

Qualifying patients must always carry valid documentation whenever they  plan on carrying or using medical marijuana and must be prepared to  provide these documents to a police officer if they are questioned about  their use of medical marijuana.  This documentation consists of the  following:

  • Proper authorization from their physician; and
  • A valid proof of identification (such as a US passport or a Washington State Driver's License)

Accused of a Washington State drug or VUCSA crime?

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