No. Per Chapter 18A.40.160 (D) of the Lakewood Municipal Code, it is unlawful to own, operate, or establish a retail cannabis facility within the City of Lakewood, regardless of whether the business has a license from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Hence, there are no marijuana retailers in the city.
No. In accordance with the Lakewood Municipal Code, Chapter 18A.40.160, the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries within the City of Lakewood is illegal. The city does not issue any business license to any entity to operate a marijuana dispensary, even if an entity has obtained a valid medical cannabis business license from the state.
It is not possible to purchase cannabis online from Lakewood dispensaries as no such businesses are allowed to operate in the city. With Washington law prohibiting cannabis delivery to physical addresses, Lakewood residents who purchase cannabis from other Washington locations would have to visit the dispensaries to pick up their orders.
There are no dispensaries in Lakewood.
Chapter 18A.40.160 of the Lakewood Municipal Code expressly bans the operations of both medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries within the city limits.
Initiative 502 defines the regulations guiding the recreational use of cannabis in the City of Lakewood. Under I-502, individuals over the age of 21 in Lakewood can purchase and use marijuana for recreational purposes, subject to certain regulations and restrictions.
Adults aged 21 or older can purchase up to 1 ounce of cannabis, 16 ounces of solid-form cannabis-infused products, 7 grams of concentrated cannabis, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused products in liquid form, according to I-502. However, public marijuana use and driving under the influence of marijuana are prohibited. An adult driver in Lakewood with 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood is liable to be charged with a DUI.
Per state law, recreational marijuana may only be sold and purchased at state-licensed retail stores. A valid photo ID will be required at such facilities, and no one under 21 will be allowed on the retail premises. However, there are no retail stores in Lakewood, as the city code prohibits the operations of such businesses. Still, Lakewood adults can visit other Washington cities to purchase adult-use cannabis within the permitted possession limits. Note that taking marijuana from Lakewood out of the state is illegal, as well as bringing in marijuana from another state, even if cannabis is legal there.
Initiative 692 is the law guiding medical cannabis use in Lakewood. Although a state law, Initiative 692 allows Lakewood patients with terminal or debilitating medical conditions under the care of approved licensed healthcare practitioners to benefit from the medical use of marijuana. A healthcare practitioner must issue a patient with a Washington medical cannabis authorization form in order to certify that the patient is eligible to use medical cannabis.
After obtaining a medical cannabis authorization form, a patient may opt to be included in the state’s medical cannabis authorization database. Joining the state’s authorization database is voluntary and is not required to be a medical marijuana patient unless the patient is under the age of 18. However, patients who are not included in the state’s database will not be exempt from paying sales and use taxes on their medical cannabis purchases. Their possession limits are also limited to amounts permitted to recreational cannabis users.
Medical cannabis is available for purchase from licensed dispensaries in the State of Washington. Hence, medical cannabis purchases made at unlicensed businesses are illegal. Lakewood patients entered into the state’s medical cannabis authorization database are allowed to purchase up to 3 ounces of cannabis, 48 ounces of cannabis-infused solid products, 21 grams of cannabis concentrates, and 216 ounces of cannabis-infused liquid products.
Patients may also cultivate their own medical cannabis. They are permitted to cultivate up to 6 plants for personal use if they have Washington medical marijuana cards. However, if patients opt not to be entered into the state medical cannabis database and do not have valid authorization forms, they may not grow more than 4 cannabis plants or possess no more than 6 ounces of cannabis produced from the cultivated plants.
If a Washington-licensed healthcare practitioner determines a patient requires more plants than the standard amount, the individual may be allowed to grow a maximum of 15 plants. Note that no more than 15 plants may be cultivated or located in a housing unit regardless of the number of qualifying patients or caregivers who live there. The only exception permitted under the law is for registered cooperatives under RCW 69.51A.250. Patients who choose to cultivate their own cannabis are required to adhere to certain regulations, such as keeping the plants in a secured enclosure and not selling the cultivated plants.
If a patient resides in a rented unit, it is up to the landlord to determine whether the use and cultivation of medical cannabis will be permitted on the property. Therefore, a Washington medical cannabis authorization form or card does not afford a renter the right to violate a rental agreement.
Lakewood patients with Washington medical cannabis authorization forms can obtain medical marijuana cards, also called recognition cards, if they opt for inclusion in the state's medical cannabis authorization database.
If you have an authorization form, follow these steps to obtain a medical marijuana recognition card:
Take the authorization form to any licensed and medically endorsed retail marijuana store
Ask to see the certified medical marijuana consultant or staff trained in working with authorized medical cannabis patients at the store
Present your authorization form to the consultant so that the medical professional can enter your information into the state's database, take your picture, and create your medical cannabis recognition card
Pay a $1 fee required for the card
It is permitted to use cannabis on private property, but it is unlawful to use it in public areas.
Lakewood has no authorized cannabis retail stores. Hence, you cannot purchase cannabis at a physical location in the city.
There are no cannabis retailers in the city.
With cannabis not sold in the city, its strains are not popular there.
Smoking cannabis in public places in Lakewood is illegal.
In Lakewood, any adult aged 21 or older can possess any combination of the following:
1 ounce of usable cannabis
7 grams of cannabis concentrate
16 ounces of solid cannabis-infused products
72 ounces of liquid cannabis-infused products
Patients with valid authorization forms who are not entered in the state's medical cannabis database can possess the same quantities stated above and grow 4 cannabis plants at home for personal medical use. They are also allowed to possess 6 ounces of usable cannabis from the harvest of their cultivated plants. Note that this limit applies regardless of the number of plants indicated on their authorization forms.
Qualified patients who have been entered into the state medical cannabis patient database are allowed to have three times the limit allowed for recreational cannabis users. They are also permitted to cultivate 6 medical marijuana plants for personal use and possess up to 8 ounces of usable medical cannabis from their plants. If their healthcare practitioners determine more medical cannabis is required than the presumptive amounts, they may be allowed to grow up to 15 medical marijuana plants and possess a maximum of 16 ounces of usable cannabis from the cultivated plants.
Shipping cannabis across state lines into Lakewood is illegal. However, you can transport cannabis within the permitted possession limits from any address in Washington to Lakewood as long the transported substance is not accessible or visible to the public.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in Lakewood. However, residents can order cannabis online from other Washington cities and municipalities. Note that cannabis delivery is not legal in the state. Therefore, you must visit the dispensary's location to receive your order.
There are no dispensaries in Lakewood.
There are no cannabis dispensaries in Lakewood.
Lakewood does not permit the operations of cannabis dispensaries.
There are no dispensaries in Lakewood.
Lakewood is not home to any cannabis dispensaries.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in the City of Lakewood.
Lakewood does not allow for the establishment of cannabis retail stores within its limits.
There are no dispensaries in the city.
There are no authorized cannabis retailers in Lakewood.
There are no approved dispensaries in the city.
Lakewood bans the establishment of marijuana dispensaries.
The Liquor and Cannabis Board regulates cannabis activities in Lakewood. The agency may be contacted at:
Union Tower building
1025 Union Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 664-1600
Illegal cannabis operations in Lakewood can be reported to the Enforcement Division of the Liquor and Cannabis Board. Alternatively, you may report such matters to the City of Lakewood Police Department by calling (253) 287-4455.