Many patients are gathering information from the LCB an DOH of WA ST. We appreciate this and will share all available information with you as we verify and receive it. This is in response to how much dry usable medicine the authorizing Doctor may recommend under the new 5052 guidelines. You will notice that on the bottom of your new authorization forms there is room to add additional plant but nowhere to add additional dry medication limits. John Kingsbury writes:
Research from a patient
I have some important news that could impact you as a patient.
SB5052 specified that your doctor could authorize a patient to possess more than the 6 or 8 ounces of usable cannabis, up to a maximum of 16 ozs.
Since the new medical cannabis authorization form does not have a space on it to specify the quantity of usable cannabis authorized by the physician, there has been a question about how DOH, or law enforcement, or the person entering people into the register would know how much usable cannabis your doctor had authorized you to possess, when it is not on the form anywhere. .
Here is the answer I received. If a patient is authorized for 7 or more plants (up to 15 plants) then he or she will automatically be presumed to be authorized for 16 ozs of usable cannabis. Even though the law states the doctor may specify a greater amount than the default 8 ounces, DOH is not going to let doctors specify the amount; DOH will just presume 16 ozs is authorized. So that is the answer I have been fighting for.
If you are authorized for 7 or more plants, you can hold 16 ozs.