Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Washington?

Can You Smoke Weed in Washington?

Yes. Washington's marijuana law does not prohibit the consumption of cannabis by smoking for medical or recreational purposes. However, it must be done in adherence to set rules.

Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Washington?

No. It is illegal for anyone to smoke cannabis in public in Washington, per RCW 70.160.030. Similarly, smoking or consuming marijuana while using a means of public transport or in a private vehicle is unlawful in the state. Generally, public spaces like sidewalks, streets, parks, ski resorts, school zones, and public hiking trails are not good places to smoke marijuana in Washington, even for medical cannabis patients.

Can You Smoke Weed in a Vehicle in Washington?

It is unlawful to smoke or consume marijuana or cannabis products in a moving or parked vehicle in Washington. Smoking weed while operating a motor vehicle is a DUI offense that may result in significant legal punishments. As a passenger, it is also illegal to smoke pot in a moving car in Washington, per RCW 9.91.025. While driving with marijuana products within the state is not an offense, it is unlawful to have an open container or package of cannabis within the area occupied by the passengers and driver. It is best to keep marijuana products (sealed in original packaging) in a locked glove box and trunk while transporting them within the state.

Who Can Smoke Marijuana in Washington?

The following persons can legally smoke marijuana in Washington:

Where Can You Legally Smoke Weed in Washington?

Generally, it is legal to smoke cannabis on a private property in Washington, provided the owner permits it. The state's marijuana law protects the private use of cannabis. Like tobacco, smoking weed in any indoor location in Washington is subject to the restrictions spelled out in RCW 70.160 (state's Smoking in Public Places Law). If an establishment allows it, a person can legally smoke weed in a private hotel room as long as it is done in a room where smoking is permitted. Consumers are advised to ask establishments about their rules regarding smoking marijuana on their premises. The federal prohibition of cannabis makes it illegal for anyone to smoke marijuana on a federal property in Washington.

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