Eleven states have legalized cannabis for adults’ use, and Washington is one of only two that does not allow home cultivation. Fortunately, legislation is advancing in Olympia that would legalize home cultivation of up to six plants per person and 15 per household.
To have an even greater impact, show up in person at the House Appropriations Committee tomorrow, and sign in to register your support. Be sure to dress professionally and be respectful.
When: Wednesday, February 5, 3:30 p.m.
Where: House Appropriations Committee, House Hearing Room A, John L. O'Brien Building, 504 15th Ave SW, Olympia, WA
What: Sign in to register your support for home cultivation — HB 1131
Much like home brewing of beer, there is no good reason to deny adults the freedom to grow their own cannabis. For many Washingtonians, such as those who don’t live near a retail store, home cultivation would provide an ethical and cost-effective alternative to purchasing from the illicit market.
HB 1131 has already passed the House Committee on Commerce and Gaming in a 9-2 vote, and it has been scheduled for a hearing in the Appropriations Committee tomorrow afternoon. An identical bill, SB 5155, has been introduced in the Senate.
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