Ok, so I'll be moving to WA in the next few months and I have a couple conditions that qualify me for growing for medical use. But I don't completely understand a couple things and hoping you fine peeps could help clarify: (From Norml.org) "Those entered in the state's voluntary patient database may cultivate, in his or her domicile, up to 6 plants for the personal medical use and possess up to 8 ounces of useable marijuana produced from his or her plants. If the health care professional determines that the medical needs of a qualifying patient exceed the amounts provided, the health care professional may specify on the authorization that it is recommended that the patient be allowed to grow, in his or her domicile, up to 15 plants, yielding up to 16 ounces, of usable marijuana for the personal medical use of the patient." 1) What exactly determines the "medical needs of a patient exceed the amounts provided"? Is it just up to a doctor's discretion or ? Obviously, I would like to be able to grow more than 6 plants so I could work with a few different strains. Is it hard to find a doctor that will allow you to grow up to 15 plants? 2) Do I have to buy a card or is a written authorization from a doctor enough? I've read elsewhere that buying a card is not necessary but I don't know if this is true? 3) And finally....I've read on here from other posts that having firearms on the property while growing is a no-no. What is that really about? You're telling me if I like to hunt, but want to grow...I'm out of luck? I'll be living with my uncle on his new property and he does not partake of cannabis. So is it okay for me to have my grow, while the firearms are licensed under his name? Thanks for you help!