Washington: Home cultivation bill advancing!

Feb 04, 2020

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Washington: Home cultivation bill advancing!

Contact your elected officials today and urge them to support allowing home cultivation!

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.

Please contact your elected officials and urge them to support HB 1131 and SB 5155!

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.

After you email your elected officials, please share this message with your friends and family!