Bipartisan Companion Bills Would Legalize Marijuana Cultivation in Washington State

Companion bills that would legalize the personal cultivation of marijuana for those 21 and older has been filed in Washington State’s House of Representatives and Senate.

The legislation, which has bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature, would allow anyone 21 and older to grow up to six marijuana plants at a private residence, for personal use. If three or more individuals 21+ are living in the same residence they could grow up to, but not more than (regardless of the number of residents), fifteen plants.

Despite the current marijuana possession limit  in the state being one ounce, the bills would allow those growing marijuana to possess over this amount if their harvest is larger.

Currently there are 10 states in the U.S. where marijuana has been legalized. However, Washington is the only one of these states where marijuana can’t be grown for personal use.

For the full text of Senate Bill 5155 and House Bill 1131, click here.