Do I have to register with or obtain a card from the state?
No. If you are a qualifying patient with a written recommendation from your health care provider, that is all you need.
The clinic I went to says I have to purchase a card or permit from them. Is this true?
No. There are groups or clinics in Washington that may charge a fee for you to see a doctor, but you are not required to visit a certain clinic or join an organization to get a medical marijuana recommendation from a health care provider.
Adds advanced registered nurse practitioners, naturopathic physicians, medical physician assistants, and osteopathic physician assistants to the list of health care providers who can recommend medical marijuana.
Requires recommendations for medical marijuana written on or after June 10, 2010 to be written on tamper-resistant paper. Patients are no longer allowed to use a copy of their medical records in lieu of a written recommendation.
(1) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to define the amount of marijuana a qualifying patient could reasonably expect to need over a sixty-day period for their personal medical use. It is intended to:
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(a) Allow medical practitioners to exercise their best professional judgment in the delivery of medical treatment;
(b) Allow designated providers to assist patients in the manner provided in chapter 69.51A RCW; and
(c) Provide clarification to patients, law enforcement and others in the use of medical marijuana.
(a) "Designated provider" means a person as defined in RCW 69.51A.010.
(b) "Plant" means any marijuana plant in any stage of growth.
(c) "Qualifying patient" means a person as defined in RCW 69.51A.010.
(d) "Useable marijuana" means the dried leaves and flowers of the Cannabis plant family Moraceae. Useable marijuana excludes stems, stalks, seeds and roots.
(3) Presumptive sixty-day supply.
(a) A qualifying patient and a designated provider may possess a total of no more than twenty-four ounces of useable marijuana, and no more than fifteen plants.
(b) Amounts listed in (a) of this subsection are total amounts of marijuana between both a qualifying patient and a designated provider.
(c) The presumption in this section may be overcome with evidence of a qualifying patient's necessary medical use.