Marijuana ‘Potline’ Launched

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.

2 thoughts on “Marijuana ‘Potline’ Launched

  1. “…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….”

    Well, at least there is some definition on what is enough.
    I voted for this law allowing medical marijuana and sorry I did.

    HOWEVER, somehow I did not know it was against Federal Law I would not knowingly vote for anything against federal or national laws and don’t believe any state should have the right to vote in a law in direct opposition to a federal law.
    If a federal law needs changing, seems to me it should be changed nationally, not state by state.
    Sharon O’Hara

  2. Individual Responsibility, Individual Liberty, Smaller, Limited Government-

    I got my hopes up, then looked out to see Federal raids on state sanctioned medical marijuana operations, the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 (there has been time to fix it), Concealed carry permits that become void when one crosses from their home state onto National Park lands, Federal Suspicionless Checkpoints, etc.

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