Yes. There are marijuana dispensaries in Bellingham. The city permits the operation of marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdiction.
Yes. There are medical cannabis dispensaries in Bellingham established under the Washington Medical Use of Marijuana Act of 1998.
Yes. You can buy cannabis online from online dispensaries that provide online marijuana sales services in Bellingham. However, these dispensaries do not offer delivery services for online orders due to Washington state laws; hence, the orders must be picked up in person at the dispensary.
Although exact experiences may vary depending on the individuals and the specific dispensaries visited, the following are general expectations at Bellingham dispensaries:
Age and identity verification: You must be 21 or over to purchase cannabis products. Be prepared to show a valid government-issued ID to prove your age. If you want to buy medical cannabis, you must present an active medical marijuana card
Product selection: Dispensaries in Bellingham offer a various cannabis products, including flower, edibles, concentrates, and topicals
Menu display: Most dispensaries have a menu display or a digital menu that lists the products they carry and their prices
Consultation: Budtenders, or dispensary staff, are available to answer your questions and provide recommendations based on your needs
Payment options: Most dispensaries accept cash, and some may accept debit cards
Consumption: No individual may consume cannabis on the premises of a dispensary
Bellingham dispensaries are required to adhere to the following rules:
Age limit: Only individuals 21 years of age or older are allowed to purchase cannabis products
Packaging requirements: All cannabis products must be sold in child-resistant containers
On-Site use: The consumption of cannabis in dispensaries is prohibited
Sales: It is illegal for dispensaries in Bellingham to sell weed to persons under 21 or without valid medical marijuana licenses
Inventory tracking: Dispensaries must track their inventory using the state’s tracking system
In Bellingham, recreational cannabis use and sales are legal under the following laws and regulations promulgated under Initiative 502, approved in 2013:
Age limit: Only individuals 21 years of age or older are allowed to purchase, possess, and consume recreational cannabis
Possession limits: Adults 21 and over may possess up to one ounce of dried cannabis flower. It is unlawful for any individual to possess more than 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form or more than 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form. It is unlawful for any individual under the age of 21 years to possess any amount of solid or liquid marijuana-infused product
Use restrictions: Cannabis consumption is only allowed in private places and not in public places, on federal lands, or in areas where smoking is prohibited by law
Driving under the influence: It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis
Workplace restrictions: Employers may prohibit the use of cannabis by employees in the workplace
Home Cultivation and Sharing: It is illegal to grow cannabis for personal recreational use and to share or gift cannabis to other persons, adults, or minors
In Bellingham, medical cannabis use and sales are regulated by the state's medical cannabis laws and regulations. Some of the key rules and regulations include the following:
Qualifying conditions: Patients must have a qualifying medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, or multiple sclerosis, to be eligible for medical cannabis
Patient recommendation and registration: Patients must obtain recommendations from healthcare professionals registered with the state to obtain a medical cannabis card to purchase medical cannabis legally
Possession limits: Medical cannabis patients may possess up to three times the amount of dried cannabis flower as allowed for recreational users
Cultivation limits: Patients who have Washington medical marijuana cards are allowed to cultivate up to four cannabis plants at home. Patients issued with specific authorization from their approved physicians may grow up to 15 marijuana plants and possess 8 ounces of cannabis flower in dry form
Use: Medical cannabis use is illegal outdoors or in public. Possessing medical cannabis on federal lands and properties is also unlawful
Obtaining a medical marijuana card in Bellingham requires you to follow these steps:
Consult a licensed healthcare provider: In order to qualify for a medical marijuana identification card, you must have a qualifying debilitating medical condition such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, or cancer. Schedule an appointment with a Washington-licensed healthcare professional to verify if you have a medical condition approved by the state for medical marijuana. After determining that you qualify for medical marijuana use, the healthcare provider will issue a medical cannabis authorization
Schedule an Appointment with a Certified Conusltant: After obtaining your medical marijuana authorization, schedule an appointment with a licensed medical cannabis consultant working on-site at a medically endorsed store. Take your medical cannabis authorization to the appointment and your valid government-issued ID. The consultant may require you to fill out an application or review your authorization form. After approving the authorization, the consultant will take your photograph and other information and include it in the Washington Medical Cannabis Authorization Database. You may be required to pay a fee for the medical marijuana card. The fee, per state law, will not exceed $10
It is only permissible to consume cannabis within a private residence with the property owner's approval. Public consumption of cannabis, as well as outdoor use, is prohibited by law.
To purchase cannabis in Bellingham, you can visit a state-licensed dispensary. You can quickly locate them by searching online using keywords such as "cannabis dispensaries near me" or "Bellingham dispensaries near me." Note that you must present a valid government-issued photo ID proving that you are 21 years of age or older to buy adult-use cannabis.
3.5 grams of cannabis flower in Bellingham costs about $25.
Popular cannabis strains in Bellingham include:
Strawberry Banana Haze
No. Smoking cannabis in public places in Bellingham is not allowed.
Adults aged 21 or older can have up to 16 ounces of solid-form marijuana-infused products, 72 ounces of marijuana-infused products in liquid form, 16 ounces of edibles, or 7 grams of concentrates. Patients may possess up to 3 times the stated amounts and grow up to four marijuana plants. Patients with special authorizations can grow up to 15 marijuana plants at home.
No. Shipping cannabis across state lines in Bellingham is illegal.
Yes. While it is possible to order cannabis online, delivery of cannabis is not permitted by law.
No. There are no 24-hour dispensaries in Bellingham.
Yes. Visitors to Bellingham who are 21 years or older and can legally prove their age are able to use recreational dispensaries in the city. However, access to medical marijuana dispensaries is restricted to residents of Bellingham or Washington.
To visit adult-use dispensaries in Bellingham, you must present a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, that proves you are 21 years of age or older. For medical marijuana purchases, a medical marijuana card and a valid government-issued ID are required.
Trove, Smoking crow, Piece of Mind, and 2020 solutions are top-rated dispensaries in Bellingham.
Yes. Bellingham dispensaries scan IDs via ID scanners, phone apps, or point-of-sale verification systems to determine that buyers are legally allowed to purchase cannabis.
Bellingham is home to several dispensaries, including 13 medically-endorsed stores.
Bellingham dispensaries typically accept cash and not credit card payments.
There are no restrictions per local or state laws limiting the number of dispensaries that you may visit in one day.
No. Bellingham dispensaries do not take health insurance.
Yes. Bellingham dispensaries track weed purchases in compliance with state law.
The minimum age to enter medical cannabis dispensaries in Bellingham is 18, while the minimum age to enter a dispensary to buy recreational weed is 21.
The WSLCB (Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board) regulates cannabis in Bellingham. The agency is located at:
Union Tower building
1025 Union Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 664-1600
The Washington State Department of Health oversees the operations of medicinal cannabis in the city. You can contact the DOH using the information in the contact section of the department’s online page.
You may report illegal cannabis operations in Bellingham to the Enforcement Division of the Liquor and Cannabis Board. You may also report to the Bellingham Police Department by contacting the PD at (360) 676-6911. You can also report a tip online to the Bellingham Police Department.