Judgement affirms marijuana delivery service is not legal in WA

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Feb. 17, 2022

To:  Cannabis Retail Licensees

Fr:  Chandra Brady, Education and Enforcement Director

Re:  Judgement affirms marijuana delivery service is not legal in WA


Recently Thurston County Superior Court Judge Indu Thomas affirmed that a Washington State retail cannabis licensee violated state law by offering delivery service for cannabis.


The Court found that by subscribing to the delivery service, the licensee invited the delivery service to come into its stores to violate the law and was responsible for the violation.


While the ruling is based on the facts in this case, state law makes it clear that marijuana delivery is prohibited for commercial purposes.


Licensed retail stores that either deliver marijuana themselves or through use of a third-party delivery service in violation of RCW 69.50.401(1), RCW 69.50.4013, and WAC 314-55-110(4)(d).


Thank you for your continued work upholding the laws and rules of Washington’s cannabis marketplace.


If you have any questions about delivery of marijuana products, please contact your Compliance Consultant or Enforcement and Education Officer.


Thank you for your time and attention to this message.