Therefore, all decisions relating to philosophy or doctrine, selection of books, teaching materials and curriculum, and methods, timing and place in the provision or evaluation of home-based instruction shall be the responsibility of the parent except for matters specifically referred to in Chapter 28A.225 RCW.
Updated September 2017 On September 14, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court ruled in State v.
EG that a minor can be charged with distribution of child pornography for taking and sending a picture of their intimate areas to another person.
In fact, when weed became legal in 2012, it was the Washington State Liquor Board that took over the laws for marijuana as well.
Like alcohol, anyone who wants to partake must be at least 21.
Minors will certainly see alcohol and marijuana around them in stores, maybe with friends or peers, and maybe with their family as well.
However, the rules are that minors may not even be around places where people are showing the effects of drinking (i.e. It pays to know the rules surrounding minors and substance use as consequences can be unpleasant to severe.
The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law.
Unfortunately, this means that, unless the Legislature amends the statute, any minor involved in sexting continues to be at risk of felony charges.
The only legal circumstances were a person under 21 can drink in Washington is in a private residence in the presence of their parent or guardian or for a religious ceremony such as Roman Catholic communion.