Changes to Washington Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect

OLYMPIA, WA — Several changes to Washington state’s medical marijuana law took effect on Friday.

The changes were made as part of Senate Bill 5052, the “Cannabis Patient Protection Act,” which was approved by lawmakers in April.

Among the regulations now in effect:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are added as qualifying conditions.
  • A qualifying condition must be severe enough to significantly interfere with the patient’s activities of daily living and ability to function, which can be objectively assessed and evaluated.
  • All new authorizations must be written on a form developed by the department and printed on tamper-resistant paper.
  • It is now prohibited to make marijuana concentrates with butane. Concentrates are still allowed, but highly flammable…

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