Washington Recreational Marijuana Laws
This information is not intended or to be used for legal advice or fact.
Cannabis is legal in the state of Washington and there are just a few simple rules to follow.
Who can go to the Retail Marijuana stores?
All adults over 21, either Washington state residents or tourists.
How much can I buy?
Any combination of one ounce of pot, or sixteen ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, 72 ounces marijuana-infused product in liquid form.
Can I consume marijuana in public?
Answer – No, it is illegal to consume marijuana in public.This includes but is not limited to areas accessible to the public such as transportation facilities, schools, amusement/sporting/music venues, parks, playgrounds, sidewalks and roads and outdoor and rooftop cafes. It is also illegal to smoke at indoor-but-public locations like bars, restaurants and common areas in buildings.
Can I have marijuana in my car?
Answer – Yes. Marijuana may be carried in cars but it may not be in an open container , if in open container must be in trunk or rear cargo area, and cannot cross state boundaries. It is illegal to use or consume marijuana in a motor vehicle and it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.
Is there a DUI-like equivalent for driving under the influence of marijuana?
Answer – Yes. It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana and it can result in a DUI, just like alcohol. Anyone with 5 nanograms or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (known as THC) per milliliter in whole blood while driving can be arrested for DUI. The consequences of DUI is dependent on the driver but they can include fines, jail time and a revoked license.
Can I take marijuana through airport security or travel out of state with it? Answer – No. It is illegal to take marijuana across state lines.