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Drug paraphernaliaSellingPenalty.

(1) Every person who sells or permits to be sold to any person any drug paraphernalia in any form commits a class I civil infraction under chapter 7.80 RCW. For purposes of this subsection, "drug paraphernalia" means all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance other than cannabis. Drug paraphernalia includes, but is not limited to objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing cocaine into the human body, such as:
(a) Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured metal bowls;
(b) Water pipes;
(c) Carburetion tubes and devices;
(d) Smoking and carburetion masks;
(e) Miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials;
(f) Chamber pipes;
(g) Carburetor pipes;
(h) Electric pipes;
(i) Air-driven pipes; and
(j) Ice pipes or chillers.
(2) It shall be no defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the person acted, or was believed by the defendant to act, as agent or representative of another.
(3) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section prohibits distribution or use of public health supplies including, but not limited to, syringe equipment, smoking equipment, or drug testing equipment, through public health programs, community-based HIV prevention programs, outreach, shelter, and housing programs, and pharmacies. Public health and syringe service program staff taking samples of substances and using drug testing equipment for the purpose of analyzing the composition of the substances or detecting the presence of certain substances are acting legally and are exempt from arrest and prosecution under RCW 69.50.4011(1) (b) or (c), 69.50.4013, 69.50.4014, or 69.41.030(2) (b) or (c).
[ 2023 sp.s. c 1 § 7; 2022 c 16 § 92; 2013 c 3 § 23 (Initiative Measure No. 502, approved November 6, 2012); 2002 c 213 § 2; 1998 c 317 § 1.]


Effective date2023 sp.s. c 1 §§ 1-5, 7-11, and 41: See note following RCW 69.50.4011.
IntentFinding2022 c 16: See note following RCW 69.50.101.
Intent2013 c 3 (Initiative Measure No. 502): See note following RCW 69.50.101.
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