Washington Initiative 502

Washington Initiative 502 was an initiative that was passed in 2012. It was presented to the Washington State Legislature after enough 241,153 signature were submitted. It was passed by a margin of 56 to 44 percent.

The initiative defined and legalized small amounts of marijuana-related products for adults, and also established taxes and defined the ways that revenue could be focused into healthcare, substance-abuse prevention and education. 21 was designated as the legal age for marijuana possession under state law.