AN ACT Relating to knowing possession of a controlled substance; amending RCW 69.50.4013; and providing an expiration date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 69.50.4013 and 2022 c 16 s 85 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this chapter.
(2) Except as provided in RCW 69.50.4014, any person who violates this section is guilty of a
((misdemeanor)) class C felony punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
((The prosecutor is encouraged to divert cases under this section for assessment, treatment, or other services.
(4)))(a) The possession, by a person twenty-one years of age or older, of useable cannabis, cannabis concentrates, or cannabis-infused products in amounts that do not exceed those set forth in RCW 69.50.360(3) is not a violation of this section, this chapter, or any other provision of Washington state law.
(((5))) (4) (a) The delivery by a person twenty-one years of age or older to one or more persons twenty-one years of age or older, during a single twenty-four hour period, for noncommercial purposes and not conditioned upon or done in connection with the provision or receipt of financial consideration, of any of the following cannabis products, is not a violation of this section, this chapter, or any other provisions of Washington state law:
(i) One-half ounce of useable cannabis;
(ii) Eight ounces of cannabis-infused product in solid form;
(iii) Thirty-six ounces of cannabis-infused product in liquid form; or
(iv) Three and one-half grams of cannabis concentrates.
(b) The act of delivering cannabis or a cannabis product as authorized under this subsection (((5))) (4) must meet one of the following requirements:
(i) The delivery must be done in a location outside of the view of general public and in a nonpublic place; or
(ii) The cannabis or cannabis product must be in the original packaging as purchased from the cannabis retailer.
(((6))) (5) No person under twenty-one years of age may possess, manufacture, sell, or distribute cannabis, cannabis-infused products, or cannabis concentrates, regardless of THC concentration. This does not include qualifying patients with a valid authorization.
(((7))) (6) The possession by a qualifying patient or designated provider of cannabis concentrates, useable cannabis, cannabis-infused products, or plants in accordance with chapter 69.51A RCW is not a violation of this section, this chapter, or any other provision of Washington state law.
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