Marijuana Laws

In 2012 Washington state voters passed Initiative I-502 to legalize and tax the sale of retail marijuana products. It is important to be aware of the following laws surrounding I-502.

  • Only adults age 21 and older can purchase and possess marijuana.
  • Marijuana can only be sold and purchased at state-licensed retail stores. No one under 21 is allowed on the retail premises.
  • It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.
  • It is illegal to consume marijuana in view of the public.

Report a Violation of a Licensed Business

Anyone may report an alcohol, tobacco or cannabis law/regulation violation using the link below, or by contacting a regional enforcement office. 

If you wish to report an alcohol, tobacco, vapor product, or cannabis violation, complete the online form on the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board's website.