OLYMPIA — The House has unanimously approved a bill that sets up steps on what should be done if legal amounts of marijuana are “inadvertently” left at stores that have pharmacies.
The House passed the bill Thursday, after concurring with changes made when the Senate unanimously approved the bill earlier in the week. The measure now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.
The measure says that if less than an ounce of pot is found at a store with a pharmacy, the store must notify law enforcement, and the marijuana must be destroyed or rendered unusable.
Supporters say the bill was prompted by recent incidents where marijuana was found at Walmart stores, after it was apparently dropped. There was concern that having marijuana on the premises could affect the licensing of the pharmacies at such stores. Washington voters legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana last fall.