More than two years after Washington legalized marijuana, parents and teens may be hazy on the specifics of the law, if the findings of a new study are any indication.
University of Washington research, published recently in Substance Use & Misuse, found that only 57 percent of Washington parents surveyed knew the legal age for recreational marijuana use and just 63 percent knew that homegrown marijuana is illegal under the law.
And while 71 percent of 10th-graders correctly identified the legal age, fewer than half (49 percent) knew how much marijuana can legally be possessed
Yes, laws differ very heavily for adults compared to minors. Adults can posses two ounces of less of marijuana legally, are allowed to grow marijuana plants within their home within the restrictions, and are also allowed to have drug paraphernalia such as bongs. Minors on the other hand can do neither of these things and any possession by a minor is illegal.
Yes. Anyone under the age of 21 can be arrested for possession of marijuana and face a misdemeanor crime. Anyone over the age of 21 can “legally” use or possess a reasonable amount of marijuana. certain restrictions still apply for adults such as smoking in public. Otherwise, it is very illegal for a minor to use or possess marijuana in anyway way in the District of Columbia.