Washington cannabis business compliance guide

In this guide, we'll cover:
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Market Type

In Washington, Cannabis is regulated by the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB). Recreational and Medical Cannabis are available. Medical Cannabis retailers must have a Medical endorsement to serve patients in Washington.Β 

CCRS & Inventory

Washington uses the Cannabis Central Reporting System as a system of record for cannabis inventory. CCRS is a system unique to Washington State, and leverages .csv file uploads, or API reporting to track sales and inventory movement.

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Purchase Limits


In Washington, recreational consumers may purchase up to:

  • 1 Oz usable Cannabis
  • 16 Oz of cannabis infused product meant to be eaten or swallowed
  • 7 Cannabis infused extract or concentrate for inhalation
  • 72 Oz cannabis in liquid form


In Washington, medical cannabis patients may purchase up to:

  • 3 Oz useable cannabis,
  • 48 Oz cannabis-infused product meant to be eaten or swallowed in solid form,
  • 21 g cannabis-infused extract or cannabis concentrate for inhalation, andΒ 
  • 216 Oz of cannabis-infused product in liquid form meant to be eaten or swallowed.

*All purchase limits in WA are per-product type. (i.e. a recreational customer may purchase 1 Oz of flower, AND 7 g of extracts in a single transaction)Β 



37% excise tax + State and Local sales tax

Note: Sales tax should be calculated off the goods and the excise tax, requiring a compound tax setup. (Source DOT Tax Bulletin)


37% Excise Tax, Medical patients are exempt from sales and use tax


‍Cannabis delivery is not permitted in Washington.Β 

Things to Note

All products must be pre-packed by the manufacturer. Deli-style operations are not allowed.

Cannabis dispensaries are prohibited from selling additional merchandise, with the exception of lockable boxes.

State Resources

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