Home Grow Bill
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We have two Home Grow bills now.  HB 2559 & SB 6482 They allow the possession of no more that six marijuana plants and up to twenty-four ounces of usable marijuana harvested from lawfully grown plants if the person in possession is at least twenty-one years old. 

The House Committee on Commerce & Gaming voted to approve on 1/16/18.  The bill is now referred to the Finance Committee which is refusing to hear it!  You can contact the members HERE and politely ask them to schedule a hearing.

There is also now a Senate companion bill SB 6482.  Please comment on the bill.  Please then call your Senator and ask them to cosponsor.  Follow up your phone call with an email.  They are refusing to hear this bill too! 

You can read all about this legislative strangle hold that is killing home grow HERE 

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Of the eight states that have legalized cannabis for recreational sales, all allow personal cultivation – except for Washington!

You can read & comment on the HB 2559 HERE – please do so as it shows support!

Of the eight states that have legalized cannabis for recreational sales, all allow personal cultivation – except for Washington! Home grow is a civil liberty that we are  being denied!  The push back is always diversion & the Cole memo (which was recently rescinded) which I feel are a diversion from the facts!  All other legal states have home grow and statistics in these states bare out that teen use is down, not up!  Washington DC has home grow!  Why is this Washington so afraid of that Washington when they themselves are already allowed to home grow?

There’s a false feeling that the cannabis industry does not support the right to home grow.  The businesses listed HERE want you to know that’s not true.  They support your right to home grow cannabis.  We’re early in the process of gaining 502 business support so this list is ever growing!  These are the businesses you should be shopping at!

Home grow will not hurt 502 revenue.  Again, look at all the other legal states, which all have home grow, their revenues are booming, in some cases much quicker than ours!  Who will sell clones, seeds, & grow supplies to our citizens?  502 retailers & producers will now have a wider breadth of products from which to generate revenue not only for theirselve but for the tax coffers of Washington State!

The comment button is on the right side of the page, in the dark green bar, “Comment on this bill”.  Be sure and send your comments to both of your House Representatives & your Senator.  Ask for a reply back.  This is a great way to start dialogue with your Legislators.  

UPDATES:

1/18 The House Committee on Commerce & Gaming voted to approve on 1/16/18.  The bill is now referred to the Finance Committee.  You can contact the members HERE and politely ask them to schedule a hearing.

There is also now a Senate companion bill SB 6482.  Please comment on the bill.  Please then call your Senator and ask them to cosponsor.  Follow up your phone call with an email.   

Legislation often gets merged or multiple similar bills are put into play, which is what has happened here.  HB 1212 is not alive but HB 2559 is the bill moving.  It too allows 6 plants.  Read and comment on the bill HERE

There is a public hearing on Monday January 15  in the House Committee on Commerce & Gaming at 1:30 PM.  Remember to come early!  Parking is a pain!  Look for the kiosks to sign in – this is important even if you are not speaking as it shows that you showed up and support the legislation!  

Viv wrote some ‘grassfire’ tips for the being an effective cannabis advocate that can be read HERE