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Washington state marijuana growing

With Whatcom County home to numerous producers and dispensaries, Cihlar said growing personal plants will be more about the process and enjoyment of caring for plants, rather than making it a profitable enterprise.

Perry Eskridge, a representative for the Whatcom County Association of Realtors, said cannabis planting will certainly be a focus point for future lease agreements if the bill comes to pass.

“It’s easy to grow weed, but it is very difficult to grow really good weed consistently,” Cihlar said.

For those who are thinking of taking on this hobby, Cihlar said it will need investment and time, and that it might fail to achieve a decent outcome.

Legislation authorizing personal cannabis cultivation may be taken up again in 2022 or reintroduced in next biennium

House Bill 1019 would have authorized adults age 21 and over to maintain up to six personal plants on the premises of their housing unit, with certain limitations on production and possession.

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A spokesperson for Kloba said that she had sponsored this bill because she felt it was the right thing to do.

While the Washington State Legislature will not reconvene on this proposed bill during the 2021-2022 session, legalization of recreational cannabis home-grows can be taken up again next year because it was introduced and passed for review in the House in the 2021 session. If it is not passed next year, it will have to be reintroduced in the next biennium.

Nick Cihlar, co-owner of Subdued Excitement, a producing dispensary in Ferndale, said in an email that there are numerous factors to account for before growing cannabis.

Washington state marijuana growing

Regardless, it is illegal to grow any amount of marijuana plants for personal use in Washington state. Doing so is a class C felony which is punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Aside from being a medical marijuana patient, there is only one option to grow cannabis in Washington: a cultivation license.

Growing marijuana in Washington for medical purposes is legal

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Those who have grown cannabis for medical use may legally possess up to eight ounces if they are enrolled in the database and six ounces if not. Recreational users are only allowed to possess up to an ounce at a time.