Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2018 NO. 8 > Nov 21 2018

MARIJUANA—RETIREMENT, LEOFF—COUNTIES—DISABILITY—Authority Of A City Or County Disability Board To Reimburse LEOFF Plan 1 Members For Their Authorized Use Of Medical Marijuana

1.         A city or county disability board may permissibly reimburse LEOFF Plan 1 members for their authorized use of medical marijuana, if that use is properly authorized and if the board determines use of marijuana is medically necessary.

2.         The potential effect, if any, of a board’s reimbursement decision on city or county eligibility for federal funding depends on federal policy and the conditions of specific federal grants.