Marijuana ‘Potline’ LaunchedAugust 15th, 2008 by josh farley
The Seattle-based Cannabis Defense Coalition has created a phone hotline they hope will help “collect data on law-enforcement compliance with the state’s medical marijuana law,” according to a press release.
The coalition aims to use the data to “hold accountable agencies
that violate the spirit of the
state’s medical use of marijuana act,” passed by voters in 1998.
Patients, as well as law enforcement agencies, appear caught in a “Cloud of Confusion,” as we reported in a story last year. But the state’s Department of Health appears to have helped clear the issue a bit with its recommendation on how much an approved medical marijuana patient should be allowed to have.
Prior to July 1, Washington’s law was phrased to be a “60-day supply” — no more specific than that. Now, the DOH is recommending patients can have up to 24 ounces of dried pot, 18 immature plants and 6 mature plants.
The defense coalition has taken aim at the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office over a couple of cases recently.
The “potline” is available 24 hours a day at at (888) 208-5332.