An Introduction to Hydroponics
February 16, 2017

In November of 2012, Washington State and Colorado became the first two states in America, and first two territories in the world to legally produce, distribute, and sell marijuana. Many states including Oregon and Alaska followed the suit in 2014, and Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana by national law and executive order in 2013. Like alcohol and other controlled substances, however, there are many rules and regulations surrounding the use of recreational marijuana. At Sky High, our goal is to give our customers the best experience possible, and that includes enjoying responsibly. Before using cannabis in Washington State, here are a few things to know:

How much cannabis can I purchase?

For personal, recreational use the City of Seattle allows you to purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana, also called harvested flower or “bud.” In terms of edibles, you can purchase up to 16 ounces of marijuana infused edibles in solid form. You can also purchase 72 ounces in liquid form and seven grams of marijuana concentrates.

Where can I use it?

Recreational marijuana may be consumed in the privacy of your own home. It is illegal to consume marijuana in public view. This includes any streets, alleys, buildings and grounds and other gathering places in the city where your consumption can be seen or smelt.

Can I grow my own plants? Can I sell them?

In Washington, it it illegal to grow and sell any amount of cannabis plans without a license. It is also illegal to resell marijuana that has been purchased from a licensed dispensary to other buyers.

What does it mean for cannabis to be legal by state law but illegal under federal law?

Although cannabis is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes (and in some states both) in 40 states, it is still illegal under federal law. This means that the federal government still treats marijuana how it treats other controlled substances, and considered it a “Schedule 1 drug” or a drug with no medicinal benefits despite evidence showing otherwise. In August of 2013, however, the Department of Justice did issue a memo not to challenge state legal marijuana use unless it conflicts with the recent federal regulations including distribution to minors or as a cover for trafficking of other illicit substances.

If I don’t live in Washington can I purchase cannabis and take it to another state?

It is illegal to cross state lines (and especially country borders if you’re from Canada) with marijuana purchased in Washington State. Tourists 21 years old or over are welcome to purchase and consume marijuana in Washington as long as they abide by state regulations. It is also illegal to drive while high.

At Sky High, we believe in providing the best experience for our customers, and that means helping them know the rules and regulations so they can consume responsibly. To learn more about our strains and products or to find out more about our store, visit our website today!

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