On May 1, 2013 Washington finalized significant changes to the state’s definition of marijuana. The change came about because of a portion of the I-502 legislation that was drafted to distinguish marijuana from industrial hemp. The measure defined marijuana as having more than 0.3 percent of a certain intoxicating compound, Delta-9 THC. Scientist’s with the Washington crime lab claimed that even very potent marijuana can have less than 0.3 percent of Delta-9 THC, and that other compounds, when actually heated or burned, turn into Delta-9 THC; thus, giving pot its full potency. So, instead of just accounting for one intoxicating compound, the new measure now accounts for both components, defining marijuana as having more than 0.3 percent of the two compounds added together.
If you or a loved one is charged with a marijuana related criminal offense in Washington State it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense attorney. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case.