They don’t call Washington the “Evergreen State” for nothing – this is one of the more cannabis-friendly state’s in the nation, and has been since November 2012, when recreational cannabis laws were passed. Whether you are here for the coffee (Seattle was the birthplace of the painfully ubiquitous Starbucks), or keep coming back for the view (hello, Mount St. Helen’s!), the time is now to live, love, and cultivate weed in Washington, especially when you get your Washington cannabis seeds online from Growers Choice!
Washington State’s Cannabis Culture
Washington was one of the first states to legalize medical cannabis use back in 1998, an open-minded attitude that makes a lot of sense when you think about it – the city of Seattle gifted the world famous rebel faces like Jimi Hendrix and the infamous grunge genre, iconic pop culture items almost synonymous with weed.
How to do Cannabis in Washington State
Over 21 with valid state-issued ID?
You can legally purchase pot products (about an ounce at any given time) and paraphernalia from one of the many dispensaries dotted around Washington state. They’re so pro-pot in Washington, every August in Seattle you’ll find the iconic Hempfest, where even the local constabulary get in on the action, cruising the streets on peddle bikes handing out munchies and information on cannabis laws in the state.
Though it might be tempting to toke up while dining at the Space Needle’s world-famous revolving restaurant (even Mount Rushmore would be a real “trip” when cannabis tags along), one thing you can’t do in Washington is light up in public. You’re likely to only be fined a whopping $27 if caught, but we still recommend saving that joint for the comfort of your own home or hotel.
Visitors to the state should bear in mind, though their lodgings may tout themselves as cannabis friendly, these claims aren’t quite legal unless the business – any business, including privately owned AirBNBs – have a cannabis business license with the city. For the most part, local hotels (and even police officers) will usually turn the other cheek, but don’t press your luck.
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Growing Weed in Washington
Probably one of the most frustrating facets of Washington’s cannabis laws is that even though recreational use is above board here, only medical cannabis patients are allowed to cultivate therapy gardens, and ganja gardeners must also be 21 years of age. Patients are allowed up to four plants, unless they register with the state’s medical program, in which case they can grow up to 15.
Considering cultivating weed in Washington? Know before you grow:
- Don’t grow where the public can see it
- Don’t grow more than 4 plants unless you’re registered
- Don’t grow unless you’ve got a medical recommendation
Best Washington Cannabis Strains
You know that old proverb, “give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime”? Cannabis gardening in Washington state is pretty easy for medical cannabis patients since the list of qualifying conditions is quite comprehensive. So, you could just buy your bud at a local dispensary, but it’s so much better to pick up top-notch Washington cannabis seeds from Growers Choice, and get your own garden going.
These strains are popular state-wide, so maybe it’s time for you to give them a try, too: