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These are the best answers we have received to the question:

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow?


ADAMS COUNTY

Mr. Worthington,

I am not sure of the basis for your question about medical marihuana. The answer is not as simple as the number of plants, as there are many other guidelines involved. Also our office does not give legal advise. I would refer you to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) for the exact laws that pertain to medical marihuana. The RCW's are available on the internet and at most public libraries. Adams County does not set limits on its own. Adams County follows the statutes set forth in the RCW's.

Doug Barger
Adams County Sheriff
210 W. Broadway
Ritzville, Wa. 99169
509-659-1122

-----Original Message-----
From: john worthington [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:54 AM
To: Doug Barger
Subject: medical marijuana plant limit

Hello sheriff,

How many plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to have in adams county.

Can you please imform me of the limits in adams county.

Thank you



ASOTIN COUNTY

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Mr. Worthington,

The answer is simple: None. The Medical Use of Marijuana Act creates an affirmative defense for possession of marijuana, not the growing (or "manufacture") of marijuana. Moreover, the requirements of this provision are so narrow that I have yet to see anyone meet its requirements. I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions, comments, or wish to discuss this or any other matter further.

Ben Nichols
Asotin County Prosecutor.

-----Original Message-----
From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 2:28 PM
To: Ben Nichols
Subject: Website Inquiry

Hello,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow in asotin county.

Thank you



BENTON COUNTY

>>> Alex Ekstrom 2/15/2006 10:26:14 AM >>>
Mr. Miller:

RCW 69.51A.040 sets out an affirmative defense to marijuana charges. As an affirmative defense, the burden is on a defendant to show that they are a qualifying patient or caregiver. Part of this burden is to show that, either as a patient or qualifying caregiver, they possess no more than a 60-day supply. There is no specified number of plants that is deemed to be equal to a 60-day supply.

Alex Ekstrom
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

>>> "Andy Miller" 2/15/2006 8:45:21 AM
>>>
>>> Andy Miller 2/10/2006 2:56:17 PM >>>

I have forwarded your question to alex ekstrom of our office. I'm not sure that we will be able to provide you with an exact answer, but we will review the law. It may take a few days to get back to you

>>> "JOHN WORTHINGTON" 2/10/2006 2:31:05 PM >>>

Hello,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient able to grow in benton county



CLALLAM COUNTY

From: "Cameron, Ronald"
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Subject: medical mj
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Mr. Worthington,

I know we recently had this conversation on the phone. In Clallam County, there is a general 5 plant rule that the local courts have recognized for medicinal grows. This can vary, as quality of plants can often play a factor. In our experience, we have seen poorly tended medicinal grows of 10 or more plants that can yield very little, and a one plant grow that would yield many many ounces. But, for a base number, 5 plants is what we have used. Many medicial folks I have talked with find this reasonable and we have had little issue surrounding our enforcement of it.

If I can be of further asssitance, do not hesitate to call or write.

Capt. Ron Cameron
Clallam County Sheriffs Dept.
223 E 4th St. Suite 12
Port Angeles WA 98362
360-417-4999



CLARK COUNTY

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Mr. Worthington,

You can have 9 plants at one time, three flowered or mature plants, three juvenile, and three clones or 3 ounces or processed with no plants. You also have to have authorization from a licensee physician out of the State of Washington not Oregon.

Sergeant Mike Lester
Clark/Skamania Drug Task Force



COWLITZ COUNTY

Mr. Worthington, Thank you for your inquiry. Prosecuting Attorney Sue Baur refers you to Washington Law as set out in RCW 69.51A. Thank you.

Deri Moore
Administrative Assistant
Cowlitz County Prosecutors Office
312 SW 1st
Kelso WA 98626
360-577-3080 x 2313
360-414-9121 fax

-----Original Message-----
From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 1:35 PM
To: Moore, Deri
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello,

How many medical marijuana plants can a medical marijuana patient have in cowlitz county



DOUGLAS COUNTY

Dear John,

I have forwarded your question to the prosecutor. The medical marijuana initiative is very confusing, and vague.

I will let you know as soon as I receive his reply.

Dan LaRoche
Sheriff

--Original Message-----
From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 1:57 PM
To: Dan LaRoche (x101)
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow in douglas county



FRANKLIN COUNTY

Under RCW 69.51, if you meet all of the legal requirements for possessing medical marijuana you can not have in your possession more than a 60 day supply.

Sheriff Richard Lathim

-----Original Message-----
From: john worthington [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:50 AM
To: rlathim@co.franklin.wa.us
Subject: medical marijuana plant limit

-----Original Message-----
Hello sheriff,

How many plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to have in franklin county.

Can you please imform me of the limits in franklin county.

Thank you

From: "Steve M. Lowe"
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None.

-----Original Message-----
From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 2:26 PM
To: slowe@co.franklin.wa.us
Cc: larry.taylor@co.benton.wa.us
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello,

Can You tell me how many marijuana plants a medical marijuana patient is allowed to grow in franklin county



GARFIELD COUNTY

From: "Ken"
To: "'JOHN WORTHINGTON'"
Subject: RE: medical marijuana
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According to our County Sheriff's Department the State of Washington does not permit medical marijuana patients to grow their own plants.

Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:15 AM
To: ken@palouse.org
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello,

How many marijuana plants can a medical marijuana patient grow in your county.

Thank you



GRANT COUNTY

Dear Mr. Worthington,

I spoke with the county prosecutor. She advised that in the state of Washington there is no legislative action to allow, legally, the growing of marijuana for any purpose. This would include for medicinal purposes. She did say however, THC can be prescribed in pill form through your physician.

You cannot grow Marijuana for any reason. Sorry.

John Turley
Chief Criminal Deputy
Grant County Sheriff's Office



GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY

Dear Mr. Worthington,

The medical marijuana statute states that a patient may possess a 60 day supply of marijuana.

The statute also leaves undefined what amount constitutes a 60 day supply.

I know that this does not give you much help, the legislature's unwillingness to add that definition to the statute has placed an unfair burden not only on medical marijuana patients but on law enforcement as well. My best advice would be to err on the side of caution and to use your common sense. We have encountered large marijuana grow operations where the "medical marijuana" defense did not get any traction.

Mike Whelan, Sheriff Grays Harbor County

-----Original Message-----
From: john worthington [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:45 AM
To: Mike Whelan Cc: Vern Spatz Subject: medical marijuana plant limit

Hello sheriff,

How many plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to have in Grays harbor county.

Can you please imform me of the limits in grays harbor county.

Thank you



ISLAND COUNTY

Mr. Worthingon -- the Sheriff asked me to reply to your question regarding medical marijuana. Below is the actual Washington State Law. Look at section 1(b)-- you can only possess what is necessary for a 60 day supply. Please feel free to call or email with any other questions you might have.

Cdr. Mike Beech
Island County Sheriff's Office
Major Crimes Unit
101 NE 6th Street
Coupeville WA 98239
360-679-7322

RCW 69.51A.040
Qualifying patients' affirmative defense.
(1) If charged with a violation of state law relating to marijuana, any qualifying patient who is engaged in the medical use of marijuana, or any designated primary caregiver who assists a qualifying patient in the medical use of marijuana, will be deemed to have established an affirmative defense to such charges by proof of his or her compliance with the requirements provided in this chapter. Any person meeting the requirements appropriate to his or her status under this chapter shall be considered to have engaged in activities permitted by this chapter and shall not be penalized in any manner, or denied any right or privilege, for such actions.
(2) The qualifying patient, if eighteen years of age or older, shall:
(a) Meet all criteria for status as a qualifying patient;
(b) Possess no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient's personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply; and
(c) Present his or her valid documentation to any law enforcement official who questions the patient regarding his or her medical use of marijuana.
(3) The qualifying patient, if under eighteen years of age, shall comply with subsection (2)(a) and (c) of this section. However, any possession under subsection (2)(b) of this section, as well as any production, acquisition, and decision as to dosage and frequency of use, shall be the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian of the qualifying patient.
(4) The designated primary caregiver shall:
(a) Meet all criteria for status as a primary caregiver to a qualifying patient;
(b) Possess, in combination with and as an agent for the qualifying patient, no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient's personal, medical use, not exceeding the amo unt necessary for a sixty-day supply;
(c) Present a copy of the qualifying patient's valid documentation required by this chapter, as well as evidence of designation to act as primary caregiver by the patient, to any law enforcement official requesting such information;
(d) Be prohibited from consuming marijuana obtained for the personal, medical use of the patient for whom the individual is acting as primary caregiver; and
(e) Be the primary caregiver to only one patient at any one time.



KING COUNTY

Thanks John. You are probably correct that if it is a “secret” law, nobody has told me. I’m usually the last to know anyway!

Originally you had asked about a “medical marijuana plant limit law” in King County. That is why I replied there was not such thing. I meant no law or ordinance. So I guess we are talking semantics here.

In your other e-mail, you mention the Prosecutor’s Office. You could be correct that they have a policy regarding what they will or won’t prosecute as far as the number of plants.

Even if they do have a policy, that would not necessarily effect our enforcement efforts. We make our arrests based on state law. It is up to the Prosecutor’s Office to file or not file a particular case.

Therefore, I suggest you talk with them to see what there filing standards are for medical marijuana cases.

Good luck! Let me know what they say.

Regards,

John

Sgt. John Urquhart
Sheriff's Office Administration
King County Sheriff's Office
(206) 296-7528

-----Original Message-----
From: WORTHINGTONJW2U
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 3:39 PM
To: Urquhart, John
Subject: RE: medical marijuana

Hi John, Thank You For responding

In fact I have a document from The Attorney Generals office that shows that King County has adopted Kitsap County's Plant Limit Guideline developed by West Net.

These Secret Plant limit laws are so secret they forgot to tell you.

I would check with V-net,or Fred Caruso of the AG'S office, Perhaps they will acknowledge the secret plant limit law for King County.

Just mention Roy Alloways plant limit guideline.

I was trying to prove a point about secret plant limit laws and the lack of clear posting for Medical marijuana patients,and sergeants of the King County Sheriffs office to resort to.

I was not trying to embarrass you,Just Perhaps anger you at not being informed of the secret medical marijuana law being enforced in King County.

I have documents to prove that King County has decided to enforce Roy Alloways plant limit law in King County.

You are right there is no such ordinance.

This information was only found thru a Public Disclosure process.

I have a great deal of respect for you as a Law Enforcement Officer.You Are a fine public servant.



KITSAP COUNTY

From: "Earl Smith"
To: "Jim McDonough"
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John,

The law states that you can possess a 60 day supply to treat a patient's condition at any one time. There is no stated amount of processed marijuana or plant count mentioned in the law.

Detective Alloway has done a great deal of research as to what might consitute a 60 day supply (at the very high end). Using this research we apply the following calculations when determining whether to arrest, seize plants, and prosecute medicinal marijuana claims:

-8.51 ounces or less of processed marijuana, or;

-no more than nine marijuana plants in each three stages of growth (total of 27 plants)

Sincerely,
Lt. Earl W. Smith
Detective Division
(360) 337-5610

>>> Jim McDonough 02/09/06 12:17 PM >>>

Didn't you get a question like this last week?

Jim

>>> "JOHN WORTHINGTON" 2/9/2006 11:02:58 AM >>>

Hello sheriff,

How many plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to have in kitsap county.

Can you please imform me of the limits in kitsap county.

Thank you



KITTITAS COUNTY

Mr. Worthington,

You question on how many marijuana plants one can have in Kittitas County can best be answered by statute:

RCW 69.51A.040
Qualifying patients' affirmative defense.
(1) If charged with a violation of state law relating to marijuana, any qualifying patient who is engaged in the medical use of marijuana, or any designated primary caregiver who assists a qualifying patient in the medical use of marijuana, will be deemed to have established an affirmative defense to such charges by proof of his or her compliance with the requirements provided in this chapter. Any person meeting the requirements appropriate to his or her status under this chapter shall be considered to have engaged in activities permitted by this chapter and shall not be penalized in any manner, or denied any right or privilege, for such actions.
(2) The qualifying patient, if eighteen years of age or older, shall:
(a) Meet all criteria for status as a qualifying patient;
(b) Possess no mor e marijuana than is necessary for the patient's personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply; and
(c) Present his or her valid documentation to any law enforcement official who questions the patient regarding his or her medical use of marijuana.
(3) The qualifying patient, if under eighteen years of age, shall comply with subsection (2)(a) and (c) of this section. However, any possession under subsection (2)(b) of this section, as well as any production, acquisition, and decision as to dosage and frequency of use, shall be the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian of the qualifying patient.
(4) The designated primary caregiver shall:
(a) Meet all criteria for status as a primary caregiver to a qualifying patient;
(b) Possess, in combination with and as an agent for the qualifying patient, no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient's personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply;
(c) Present a copy of the qualifying patient's valid documentation required by this chapter, as well as evidence of designation to act as primary caregiver by the patient, to any law enforcement official requesting such information;
(d) Be prohibited from consuming marijuana obtained for the personal, medical use of the patient for whom the individual is acting as primary caregiver; and
(e) Be the primary caregiver to only one patient at any one time.
So the amount would be determined by the dosage on the prescription to a qualifying patient, given by the approved doctor and limited to the amount necessary for a sixty day supply. Ultimately a court would decide if you exceeded that amount based upon reasonable person.

Sheriff Gene Dana
Kittitas County Sheriff's Office
205 W. 5th Suite 1/Sheriff
Ellensburg, Washington 98926




KLICKITAT COUNTY

From: "Chris Mace"
To: "JOHN WORTHINGTON"
Subject: RE: medical marijuana
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Hello John,

It is pretty subjective. The law states no more than what would equate out to be a 30 day supply. Depending on the size of the plant (s), growing cycle, harvesting and so on, average amount of product produced from a single plant...you can see it gets a bit messy. I'm not sure we would bother anyone with a medical marijuana card that had a couple-three plants. When we start hearing that some of the plants are being sold or given out, then we get on it. I think it boils down to being reasonable and responsible with the number of plants and how and where they are kept. Chris Mace

-----Original Message-----
From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 2:00 PM
To: Chris Mace
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow in klickitat county.

Thank you



LEWIS COUNTY

From: "Sheriff"
To:
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Dear Mr. Worthington:

The law states the amount of marijuana used for medical purposes is a 60 day supply for one person, which equals no more than 10 plants total in any growing stage, including no more than 3 to 4 mature marijuana plants.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Lewis Regional Crime Task Force at 360-740-1360.

Thank you.

>>> "JOHN WORTHINGTON" 01/30/06 1:45 PM >>>

hello sheriff,

Can you please inform me of the legal limit of marijuana plants that someone can grow for medical marijuana in lewis county.

Thank you



MASON COUNTY

-----Original Message-----
From: Detective R.Noyes [mailto:rnoyes@so.co.mason.wa.us]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 10:17 AM
To: Sheriff
Subject: Re: Medical Marijuana question

Mr. Worthington 60 day supply is dependant upon the prescription.

I don't have a specified number since it is on a case by case basis...

example: how mature the plant(s) are, the yield rate, what the prescription reads, etc...

Hope this helps...

Detective B. Noyes

Mr. Worthington,

In response to your question about how many marijuana plants one can grow for medica use ... I have to refer you to RCW 69.51. The short answer is that one can possess a 60 day supply, legally according to RCW. A prescription from a doctor should clarify what is deamed a 60 day supply dependant upon the medical condition. Please refer to the RCW for more specific answers. You can look at the State Legislatures site online or you can just type in "wa state RCW" in a search engine and should be able to find the information.

I hope this helps- Detective B. Noyes / MCSO



OKANOGAN COUNTY

From: "Eric Mudgett"
To: "OCSO" ,
Subject: Re: Fwd: medical marijuana
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John,

The answer is "0" plants. The law says that it is an affirmative defense to charges of possession. The federal government still says that marijuana is illegal to possess. I will still arrest you for possession of marijuana, you can make your medical claim at the trial. if you need any other legal advise please contact an attorney.

Sergeant Eric Mudgett U-5 OCSO

OCSO 04/27/06 2:43 PM >>>

This person keeps mailing, is there somewhere else I should direct him?

"JOHN WORTHINGTON" 04/27/06 2:29 PM

hello,

I am not asking for legal advise, I am asking for the guidelines for medical marijuana patients in okanogan county.

How many medical marijuana plants can a medical marijuana patient grow in okanogan county.



PIERCE COUNTY

Mr. Worthington:

I am the Legal Advisor to the Pierce County Sheriff. This is not a matter of "limits" set by Pierce County. Rather, this is a matter of Washington State law. I can refer you to RCW 69.51A which is the state statute on Medical Marijuana. The state statute says that a "qualifying patient...shall...possess no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient's personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply.", RCW 69.51A.040.

I am unable to give you any legal advice on this issue and I suggest that you consult with your own attorney if there are any questions.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Craig Adams
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and
Legal Advisor to the Sheriff
Pierce County


>>> "JOHN WORTHINGTON" 01/30/2006 13:31
>>>
Hello,

Please explain how many plants a medical marijuana patient is able to grow in pierce county.

What is pierce counties limits.

Thank you



SAN JUAN COUNTY

From: Bill Cumming
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 3:52 PM
To: Si Stephens
Subject: RE: medical marijuana

The question has not been well defined by the legislature. There is no magic amount. The amount is defined as two months worth, what ever that is. One plant is fine - 100 probably not. Sorry, still undefined by law at this time…

Bill

From: Si Stephens
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 2:35 PM
To: Bill Cumming
Subject: FW: medical marijuana

From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 2:10 PM
To: Si Stephens
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow in san juan county.

Thank you



SKAGIT COUNTY 1

From: "Bergsma, Ken (Police)"
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State law RCW 69.51A allows patients with terminal illnesses and persons with some chronic diseases described in the law to use and possess marijuana once they have received documentation from their physicians (Physicians statement, prescription or pertinent medical records)

A 60 day supply is authorized if the person meets the guidelines of the RCW 69.51A. This amounts to 9 plants in various stages or 3 ounces of processed plant.

I would suggest you consult with your physician, attorney and review the attached link to the RCW before proceeding. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=69.51A

Ken Bergsma

Lieutenant Ken Bergsma
Mount Vernon Police Department
1805 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360)336-6240 office
(360)336-0628 fax

SKAGIT COUNTY 2

From: "WillReichardt"
To:
CC: "Richard Grimstead"
Subject: RE: medical marijuana
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Mr. Worthington,

The medical marijuana act does not give a specific number of plants that you can have growing at any one time. The act says that you can have upto a 60 day supply for each qualified individual. As you know just what a 60 day supply is can be subjective.

What we tell our deputies is to apply common sense when they encounter a medical marijuana issue. Generally 6 to 8 fair size plants is considered a 60 day supply however 5 huge bushy plants may go well over that 60 day limit and conversely 10 skinny small plants may not be enough. It is up to the deputies discretion if the "60 day supply" limit has been reached.

I hope this helps answer your question. Please feel free to reply if you have additional concerns.

Will Reichardt
Chief Criminal Deputy
Skagit County Sheriff's Office
(360) 336-9450

From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 10:18 AM
To: Sheriff
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow in skagit county.

Thank you



SKAMANIA COUNTY

-----Original Message-----
From: Tracy Wyckoff
Sent: 04/28/2006 10:16 AM
To: SCSO
Subject: RE: [BULK] medical marijuana

John,

The standard we use is, as I understand it State Wide. 3 Starter plants, 3 Juvenile, and 3 Adult plants. Total of 9 plants. Tracy

Detective Tracy D. Wyckoff
Skamania County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 790
Stevenson, WA 98648
PH. 509-427-9490
Fax. 509-427-8742
tracyw@co.skamania.wa.us

-----Original Message-----
From: Cindy Hull On Behalf Of SCSO
Sent: 04/27/2006 3:38 PM
To: Tracy Wyckoff
Subject: FW: [BULK] medical marijuana
Importance: Low

Hello,

Can you please inform me of the medical marijuana guidelines in skamania county?

How many medical marijuana plants can a medical marijuana patient grow in skamania county

I am not seeking legal advice I am seeking the skamania county guidelines in order to be in compliance with county rules.



SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Your email question was sent to me today for an answer. The standard that the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force has agreed upon is that a 60 day supply of medical marijuana is considered acceptable.

If I can answer any more questions, please feel free to respond to this email.

Lieutenant John Flood
SRDTF



SPOKANE COUNTY

Mr. Worthington,

Regarding your question of how many marihuana plants a person may grow for medicinal purposes. There is no specific number, however the law states that a person may possess a 60 day supply for the patient. There are other requirements regarding necessary documentation from the patients physician.

I suggest that you look at the Revised Code of Washingtion (RCW) that outlines the law in detail. The applicable RCW is RCW 69.51A.005 through 69.51A.902

Detective Dave Knechtel
Spokane County Sheriff's Office
477-6644



STEVENS COUNTY

From: "Colville Police"
To: "john worthington"
Subject: Medical Marijuana Question
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John,

I put a call into the Prosecuting Attorney's office (there is no charge), but have not heard back from them. I also asked one of our officers, and according to the laws in the State of Washington, you can not grow any plants for any purpose in Colville or anywhere in the State of Washington. Thanks for your inquiry.

Colville Police Department

From: "Colville Police"
To: "JOHN WORTHINGTON"
Subject: Re: medical; marijuana
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 13:28:41 -0700

Hello,

We are in receipt of your email regarding medical marijuana issues. Our recommendation is that you contact our Prosecuting Attorney at 684-7500 or your own legal counsel for the answers you need.

Colville Police Department



WAHKIAKUM COUNTY

RCW 69.51A.040(2)(b) Possess no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient's personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply

Dan L. Bardsley, Sheriff
Wahkiakum County
P.O. Box 65
Cathlamet, Wa. 98612
360-795-3242

From: Kelly Heiner
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 6:22 AM
To: Dan Bardsley
Subject: FW: medical marijuana

Kelly Heiner
Corrections Officer
Wahkiakum County
Sheriff's Office
360-795-3242

-----Original Message-----
From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 2:18 PM
To: Kelly Heiner
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow in your county.

Thank you



WALLA WALLA COUNTY

From: "Carole Lepiane"
To: "JOHN WORTHINGTON"
Subject: RE: medical marijuana
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According to state law and the prosecuting attorney, the medical marijuana law does not allow the manufacture (growing) of marijuana, only possession thereof. RCW 69.51A.040 states in part that medical marijuana patients: (b) Possess no more marijuana than is necessary for the patient's personal, medical use, not exceeding the amount necessary for a sixty-day supply. Nowhere does the law address how the patient is to obtain the marijuana nor define what is considered a sixty-day supply.

If you wish to view the law for yourself, the website is http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/ and medical marijuana is addressed in RCW 69.51A.

C. J. Lepiane, Undersheriff
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office
240 W. Alder #101
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-527-3268
509-525-6971 (fax)
clepiane@co.walla-walla.wa.us

From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 10:36 AM
To: Walla Walla County Sheriff
Subject: medical marijuana

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants is a medical marijuana patient allowed to grow in walla walla county.

Thank you



WHITMAN COUNTY

Please refer to the RCW.

Sheriff Brett Myers
Whitman County Sheriff's Office
brettm@co.whitman.wa.us
509-397-6266

From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 11:32 AM
To: Brett Myers
Subject: Web Inquiry to Sheriff

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants can a medical marijuana patient grow in your county.

Thank you



YAKIMA COUNTY

Retraction letter from Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney

Medical Marijuana Guidelines from Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney

From: "Kenneth Irwin"
To:
Subject: FW: medical marijuana
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In the state of Washington, possession of marijuana is a criminal offense. A medical marijuana law has not been passed.

Ken

From: Corky Mattingly
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 11:58 AM
To: Kenneth Irwin
Subject: FW: medical marijuana

From: JOHN WORTHINGTON [mailto:worthingtonjw2u@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 11:30 AM
To: Corky Mattingly
Subject: medical marijuana

hello,

Can you please send this e-mail to the sheriff

Hello sheriff,

How many marijuana plants can a medical marijuana patient grow in your county.

Thank you





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