To The People Protecting And Strengthening RCW 69.51A
Measure No. 1343 will protect and strengthen RCW 69.51A by
offering compassion, clarity and consistency through the following
Bringing Washington state law into compliance with
stated federal policy
Maintaining small, private residential gardens and
patient cooperatives that do not violate the spirit or intent of
Allowing business owners to obtain licenses for
producing, processing or dispensing cannabis in a commercial manner.
By using the language from ESSB 5073, specifying cannabis for
medical use licensing, allowing producers and processors to deliver
cannabis to any cannabis for medical use licensee, and allowing the
botanical herb tax exemption on cannabis for medical use.
Restoring reciprocity for non-residents and other
protections passed by the Legislature in ESSB 5073.
Replacing all references of marijuana with cannabis and
removing any instances of partially vetoed language. Reinstating
essential definitions including cannabis, cannabis products, plant,
and correcting the spelling error of “useage”.
Adding Post-Traumatic Stress to the list of qualifying
conditions and addresses suitability of organ transplants to ensure
that medical use of cannabis can no longer be the sole disqualifier
Extending the same criminal and civil protections to
qualifying patients that prescription drug patients receive.
Adding in protection to qualifying patient under 18
years of age, patients, legal guardians, and their designated
Creating and empowering the cannabis for medical use
regulation board to governor all aspects of the market. Through
licensing and regulation fees, revenue is generated for the board to
regulate the not-for-profit cannabis for medical use market
remaining revenue neutral.
Expanding the tetrahydrocannabinoidols control
substance exempting specifying health care professionals, qualifying
patients, designated providers, collective gardens, cannabis for
medical use licensees, licensed medical and testing facilities.
Protecting RCW 69.51A from state and local government
that may chose to use HIDTA drug grant money to prosecute those that
comply with the chapter.
are being gathered to qualify for this November ballot. The deadline
for gathering the 246,372 signatures from register voters required to
qualify is July 5, 2014.
challenge with the medical use of cannabis in Washington is that it
was approved by the people, not a compassionate legislature.
1998, Washingtonians approved I-692 (RCW 69.51A) allowing a “60-day
supply” for qualifying patients. The 2007 legislature directed the
department of health to define it. In 2008, they came back with 100
square foot of grow space and 72 ounces
of usable cannabis. WASPC dissatisfied with the amount influenced
the change to the current 15 plants and 24 ounces.
April 2011, a letter from WASPC to Governor Gregorie telling which
sections to veto removed regulation for the medical use of cannabis,
and definitions from RCW 69.51A.
2012, Washingtonians were told that I-502 would not harm RCW 69.51.A.
Yet in 2013, the legislature added an amendment to a budget bill
asking for recommendations from the Liquor Control Board (LCB); not
getting the two-thirds vote required to amend I-502.
2014, current legislative bills: SHB 2149, SB 5887 & 6178
continue to go against the will of the voters by turning the medical
use of cannabis over to the LCB. These legislative bills also
violate monopoly, HIPPA, FDA, and DOJ laws by having a registry and
combining the medical use of cannabis with an alcohol control board.
SB 6542 creates another appointed board by the governor. The
appointed LCB is already having challenges with the recreational use
of cannabis, do we need yet another appointed board that doesn't
represent the people as well?
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