DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 5052 GUIDLINES

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH recently published this timeline of 5052 for patients.   What’s New? On April 24, 2015, Gov. Inslee signed 2SSB 5052, the Cannabis Patient Protection Act (PDF). This act creates licensing and regulation of all marijuana producers, processors and retail stores under the oversight of the renamed Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB).Information about licensing is on LCB’s website. It also directs the Department of Health to complete tasks that include: Contracting with a third party to create and administer a medical marijuana authorization database; Adopting rules relating to the operation of the database; Adopting rules regarding products sold to patients and their designated providers; Consulting with the LCB about requirements for a retail store to get a medical marijuana endorsement; Creating a medical marijuana consultant certification program; Developing and approving continuing education for healthcare practitioners who authorize the medical use of marijuana; and Making recommendations to the legislature about establishing medical marijuana specialty clinics. The act will take effect in three stages. Below are some of the significant changes. We encourage you to read the entire act carefully. Back to top Effective April 24, 2015: The department must begin work to establish the database. No person under the age of 21 may participate in a collective garden or receive marijuana that is produced, processed, transported or delivered through a collective garden. A valid designated provider age 21 or older may participate in a collective garden on behalf of the patient. The LCB may conduct controlled purchases from licensed retailers and collective gardens to ensure they’re not providing marijuana to people under the age...

WELCOME TO PATIENTS FOR PATIENTS BLOG SPOT

Welcome to our new BLOG SPOT, Patients For Patients will keep you updated on  Medical Marijuana laws in Washington State. Everyone is working diligently to ensure the patients of WA ST understand the changes to our medical marijuana laws.  Please have patience with us while we learn our new website design and publish as we are able . We are using our legal team to ensure that we are able to continue to support patients.  We will use all of our resources to provide you with the most up to date patient information. Thank You  for your...