Washington Designated Providers

Discussion in 'Washington Patients' started by TokinSpokane, Nov 5, 2015.


    TokinSpokane Member

    Beyond everything I have read for the current laws/rules for being a "Designated Provider" in WA, I have questions:
    I understand that my information as well as the information of the patient I would be providing for would be entered into a database.
    1) Would this database put me on the radar?(Ergo, be provided to law enforcement?)
    2) Would I be subject to possible future random visits by law enforcement to verify that I am complying with the laws as far as plant counts, dried flower on hand, etc.?
    2a) Or would I only be subject to a visit by law enforcement if I was already under investigation for the possibility of running a grow op. and a warrant was issued to search my home?

    I just want to legally and quietly help out a medical patient in need while also gaining valuable experience in growing cannabis that may help me land a job in the industry in the future.
    ...Without putting myself on the radar for a home invasion by local law enforcement...

    PurpleBuz Well-Known Member

    yes and yes. I believe it gives the lcb the right to inspect at their whim. there is no such thing as a secure and confidential database. that means everybody that wants to know will know regardless of a legal search warrant.

    TokinSpokane Member

    I also want to state that I am looking for "real" information\experiences from members who have "been there, done that". And, or members who can lead me to "real time information" through web links. I'm not really looking for anyone's paranoid opinions or thoughts of what may or may not be on the subject.
    I am going to be checking out the( http://liq.wa.gov/ ) site for more info. Thx all.
    Just the facts Maam.JPG
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    Bigozgood Member

    I want to know too, I don't.... Damn I hate this state.
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    IndicaAngel Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, as it stands now there is NO registry and no way for anyone to keep tabs, however with the new laws going into effect, which have already started - the main change is the plant count per household does not go up with more people, used to be we could have our own 15 and be a provider and have another 15, that has already changed and it's 15 per household now.
    Also in 2016 the proposed changes will make it so 4 plants are for unregistered and 6 for registered, also your cert giver can stipulate more plants.

    I have been a provider in WA state for 4 years.
    Also collectives will be activated with the new law next year.
    up to 4 patients/providers can have all of their plants at 1 location, but it has to be one of the 4 people in the collective.

    There is a ton more changes, so you might want to read up


    Hope this helps someone.
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    Bigozgood Member

    Can anyone help me with this question. I am going to the doctor and trying to get my cannabis card on the third of next month and I want to start growing, is it worth it or what?
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    TokinSpokane Member

    If you are interested in growing your own legally then, DEFINITELY YES!

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    TokinSpokane Member

    I copied the exact text from the DOH site:

    1. Effective July 1, 2016:
      • All marijuana producers, processors and retail stores must be licensed by the LCB.
      • All marijuana and marijuana products must be tested for safety and THC/CBD levels, accurately labeled, and sold in child-resistant packaging.
      • Licensed retail stores may apply for and get a medical marijuana endorsement.
      • All authorizations must be written on a form developed by the department and printed on tamper-resistant paper. All other forms of documentation are no longer valid.
      • Patients under 18 years of age must have permission from a parent or guardian, and must participate in treatment.
      • The database becomes operational.
      • Patients and designated providers may be entered into the database by presenting their authorization to a licensed retail store with a medical marijuana endorsement.
      • Possession amounts change depending on whether the patient or designated provider is entered into the database:
        • Entered: May purchase up to three times the current limits at licensed retail store with a medical marijuana endorsement and may possess six plants and eight ounces of useable marijuana; healthcare practitioner may authorize additional plants to a maximum of 15; purchases at retail stores with a medical marijuana endorsement are not subject to sales tax; provides arrest protection.
        • Not entered: Patient or designated provider can be arrested but has an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution for possession of up to four plants and six ounces of useable marijuana; may not participate in cooperatives; purchases at retail stores limited to amounts for all adults and are subject to sales tax.
      • Up to four patients and designated providers may form a cooperative at the residence of one of the members and may grow the total authorized amount for the four members. Cooperatives must be registered with the LCB.
      • A healthcare practitioner may sell or donate to patients topical products that have less than 0.3 percent THC.
      • Collective gardens under the old law are no longer allowed. New language allows for cooperatives with specific restrictions.
      Decision from the Washington Supreme Court
      A May 2015 decision by the Washington Supreme Court has clarified that Chapter 69.51A RCW doesn't legalize the medical use of marijuana. It only provides qualified patients holding a valid recommendation and their designated providers with an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution (State of Washington v. William Michael Reis (PDF)).

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