CANNABIS IN THE EVERGREEN STATE
In Washington, the law protects cannabis consumption openly on private property, under the condition that the owner allows it. However, via the implementation of I-502, it’s illegal to use cannabis in public. In other words, you can’t use cannabis “in the view of” the general public, such as on streets, sidewalks, or in public parks and places of employment. The same rule applies for state parks, public hiking trails, and ski resorts.
So, where can you use cannabis?
Well, for establishments such as hotels, the law permits vaporizing or smoking cannabis in a private hotel room. For visitors though, we recommend inquiring with your accommodations before blazing one up, as not every hotel implements the same policy. Now, being that the possession and consumption of cannabis are still illegal at a federal level, the U.S. Coast Guard will enforce federal law on federal lands and navigable waters. This, of course, would include hiking, skiing, and boating.