Find your state's laws, or check other states before traveling.

We believe in being safe, legal and informed – that’s why we work to update our list of state legalization status. Be sure to check every so often since laws are changing rapidly all over the country.

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Alabama

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. CBD could only be administered through studies originally, but now patients can acquire CBD oil without taking part in a study.

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Alaska

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

There are no business licenses provided by Alaska’s medical program.

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Arizona

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Arizona’s medical marijuana law allows access to patients from other medical marijuana states who have obtained valid doctor’s recommendations.

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Arkansas

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Arkansas state law prohibits members of the Arkansas National Guard and the United States Military from obtaining a registry ID card.

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California

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

California legalized medical cannabis under the approval of Proposition 215 in 1996.

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Colorado

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

The regulation of marijuana in the state is extensive, continuingly changing, and involves the Colorado Department of Revenue and Marijuana Enforcement Division.

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Connecticut

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical dispensaries are only allowed to sell products that they have grown.

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Delaware

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical dispensaries are only allowed to sell products that they’ve grown.

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Florida

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Only oils, tinctures, sprays and edibles are allowed.

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Georgia

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. A registry for medical CBD patients exists, but there is no system to acquire cannabis.

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Hawaii

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Hawaii became the first state to pass medical cannabis through state legislation in 2002.

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Idaho

Medical Marijuana: Not Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Idaho’s governor was the first governor to veto CBD-only legislation.

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Illinois

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Veterans are only required to submit one year of medical records from a VA facility instead of the standard, stating that a doctor is treating them for a specific qualifying condition.

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Indiana

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. CBD could only be administered through studies originally, but now patients can acquire CBD oil without taking part in a study

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Iowa

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. Oils, creams, capsules, and suppositories are allowed, but smokeable forms are not.

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Kansas

Medical Marijuana: Not Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

In 2018, SB282 was passed. The bill allows the retail sale and possession of cannabidiol (CBD) products that contain zero percent THC.

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Kentucky

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to prescribed cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. CBD could only be administered through studies originally, but now patients can acquire CBD oil without taking part in a study.

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Lousiana

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Options for consuming are non-smokable methods.

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Maine

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

Since 1998, some form of the medical program has existed.

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Maryland

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

Legislators are considering a bill that would allow patients to qualify for marijuana without a doctor’s recommendation, have same-day registration, and allow dispensaries to have space for on-site consumption.

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Massachusetts

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

Recreational legalization was approved by voters in November 2016.

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Michigan

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana on November 6, 2018, when voters approved Proposition 1.

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Minnesota

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

The bill, allowing the medical use of cannabis by qualified patients, was signed into law in 2014.

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Mississippi

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. CBD could only be administered through studies originally, but now patients can acquire CBD oil without taking part in a study.

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Missouri

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

CBD could only be administered through studies originally, but now patients can acquire CBD oil without taking part in a study.

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Montana

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

In 2016, medical cannabis was re-approved.

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Nebraska

Medical Marijuana: Not Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

A medical program is under consideration. Crops of hemp have been grown in the state for research since 2016.

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Nevada

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

In 2016, recreational marijuana was approved.

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New Hampshire

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

A limited recreational legalization bill, which was sent into “interim study” in 2018, has yet to be revisited.

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New Jersey

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

The medical dispensary structure in New Jersey is small, yet their cannabis program is one of the most expensive.

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New Mexico

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Patients under the age of 18 may qualify for New Mexico’s medical marijuana program if they have written consent from a parent or guardian, along with a physician's recommendation.

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New York

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Opioid use is being added as a qualifying medical condition.

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North Carolina

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. The state program only allows the use of cannabidiol oil for those who suffer from intractable epilepsy.

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North Dakota

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Dispensaries in North Dakota are required to be non-profits.

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Ohio

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

In 2016, the medical marijuana program became law.

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Oklahoma

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Oklahomans legalized the use, sale, and growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2018.

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Oregon

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

Medical dispensaries may only sell to medical marijuana cardholders. Recreational dispensaries are allowed to sell tax-free products to medical marijuana cardholders.

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Pennsylvania

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

In 2016, Pennsylvania passed legislation legalizing medical cannabis. Their first dispensary opened in 2018.

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Rhode Island

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical marijuana cards may be obtained with a physician's approval; medical cards from out-of-state patients are accepted at dispensaries.

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South Carolina

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol containing high CBD and low THC. Clinical trials are legalized upon the approval of cannabis by the Food and Drug Administration and reclassification by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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South Dakota

Medical Marijuana: Not Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

In 2017, a Senate bill removed cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana, labeling it a schedule IV controlled substance. This action legalized consumption by intractable epilepsy patients, stipulating the recommendation of CBD oil by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Tennessee

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical cannabis is limited to low THC oil and is legalized for patients diagnosed with intractable seizure or epilepsy, enrolled in a clinical trial under the care of a physician or clinic affiliated with a school of medicine. A bill has been passed allowing university-based cannabis research, production, manufacturing, and dispensing for intractable seizures, cancer, and other diseases as part of an approved clinical trial.

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Texas

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC for patients with intractable epilepsy. Marijuana laws have remained strict, including the law passed allowing CBD.

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Utah

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Patients with a physician’s recommendation who live more than 100 miles from a dispensary may grow their own marijuana.

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Vermont

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

The sale of medical marijuana is legal. It is not legal in the commercial market.

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Virginia

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC. Patients will be able to obtain CBD oil from pharmaceutical processors, vertically-integrated dispensaries, in late 2019.

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Washington

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Legal

Cooperatives are authorized for growing medical marijuana.

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West Virginia

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical marijuana is limited to patients with a serious qualifying medical condition. Caregivers and patients may not receive a medical marijuana card until July 2019.

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Wisconsin

Medical Marijuana: Not Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Patients with a physician’s certification can legally possess CBD-only cannabis. No provision allowing production or distribution of CBD products, except farmers permitted to grow industrial hemp.

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Wyoming

Medical Marijuana: Legal

Recreational Marijuana: Not Legal

Medical use is limited to cannabidiol oil containing high CBD and low THC for patients with intractable epilepsy. There is no provision allowing the production or sale of CBD products.