(1) Qualifying patients may create and participate in collective gardens for the purpose of producing, processing, transporting, and delivering marijuana for medical use subject to the following conditions:
(a) No more than ten qualifying patients may participate in a single collective garden at any time;
(b) No person under the age of twenty-one may participate in a collective garden or receive marijuana that was produced, processed, transported, or delivered through a collective garden. A designated provider for a person who is under the age of twenty-one may participate in a collective garden on behalf of the person under the age of twenty-one;
(c) A collective garden may contain no more than fifteen plants per patient up to a total of forty-five plants;
(d) A collective garden may contain no more than twenty-four ounces of useable marijuana per patient up to a total of seventy-two ounces of useable marijuana;
(e) A copy of each qualifying patient's authorization, including a copy of the patient's proof of identity, must be available at all times on the premises of the collective garden; and
(f) No useable marijuana from the collective garden is delivered to anyone other than one of the qualifying patients participating in the collective garden.
(2) For purposes of this section, the creation of a "collective garden" means qualifying patients sharing responsibility for acquiring and supplying the resources required to produce and process cannabis for medical use such as, for example, a location for a collective garden; equipment, supplies, and labor necessary to plant, grow, and harvest marijuana plants, seeds, and cuttings; and equipment, supplies, and labor necessary for proper construction, plumbing, wiring, and ventilation of a garden of marijuana plants.
(3) A person who knowingly violates a provision of subsection (1) of this section is not entitled to the protections of this chapter.
[2015 c 70 § 32; 2011 c 181 § 403.]
Effective date—2015 c 70 §§ 21, 22, 32, and 33:
See note following RCW 69.51A.230
Short title—Findings—Intent—References to Washington state liquor control board—Draft legislation—2015 c 70:
See notes following RCW 66.08.012