On November 6th, 2012, Washington state voters passed Initiative 502 with a 55% majority. This initiative legalized marijuana for recreational use. On December 6th, adults over 21 won’t violate state law if they possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use.
I-502 authorizes the sale of up to one ounce of marijuana to anyone over 21 in Washington State by retailers licensed through the Liquor Control Board.
Adults may possess up to one ounce of weed. Possession of larger amounts, and the unauthorized growing of marijuana remains illegal in Washington.
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