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cannabis legalization map

In an industry where the laws and regulations are still being defined, we want to help keep everyone up-to-date on the progress our nation makes toward full legalization. That is why we have created an interactive legalization map.

 

Simply follow the key to the bottom right of the map and select a state whose laws you would like to learn more about.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ALABAMA

Not Decriminalized

No Medical

Not Recreational

High CBD forms of cannabis are only allowed for use in a state sponsored clinical trial for treating severe, debilitating epileptic conditions

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CALIFORNIA

Decriminalized since 1975

Medical Since 1996

Recreational Since 2018

CA Cannabis Portal

Bureau of Cannabis Control

CA Cannabis Cultivation Licensing

CA Cannabis Laws

CA Licensing, Packaging & Labeling

CA Universal Symbol

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CONNECTICUT

Decriminalized since 2011

Medical since 2012

Not Recreational

CT Medical Marijuana Program

CT Cannabis Packaging Laws

Advertising Guide

Dispensary Rules

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Decriminalized since 2015

Medical since 2011

Recreational since 2015

DC Medical Marijuana Program

DC Cannabis Laws

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GEORGIA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2015 (Low THC/High CBD Only) Less than 5% THC by weight

GA Low THC Oil Regulations

GA Low THC Oil Registry

GA 2015 CBD Oil Legislation

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IDAHO

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

No Medical

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INDIANA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

No Medical

However; Indiana provides civil immunity for a health care provider if the patient who possesses Cannabidiol (CBD) is part of a clinical trial. According to Senate Bill 15.

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KANSAS

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

No Medical

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LOUISIANA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2015

Louisiana does not allow smoking or vaping of low-THC cannabis oils.

LA Act 261

LA Facts about Legislation

LA Guidance CBD Oil

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MARYLAND

Decriminalized since 2014

Medical since 2013

Not Recreational

 

Maryland does not allow edibles, only cannabis flower and other infused cannabis products.

 

MD Medical Cannabis Commission

MD Regulations on Cannabis

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MICHIGAN

Decriminalized since 2018

Medical since 2008

Recreational since 2018

MI Medical Marijuana Program

MI Universal Symbol

MI Laws, Rules, & Other Resources

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MISSISSIPPI

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2021

 

MS voted to approve Amendment 65 on Nov. 2, 2020. The state is currently working on implementation. 

 

MS Dept. of Health Info on Medical Marijuana

 

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MONTANA

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NEVADA

Decriminalized since 2017

Medical since 2001

Recreational since 2017

NV Official Marijuana Info Website

NV Medical Marijuana

NV Laws on Packaging and Labeling

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NEW YORK

Decriminalized since 1977

Medical since 2014

Recreational since 2021

NY Medical Marijuana Program

NY Packaging and Dispensary Laws

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NORTH DAKOTA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2016

ND Medical Marijuana Program

ND Senate Bill 2244

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OKLAHOMA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2016

OK State Question 788

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PENNSYLVANIA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2014

PA Medical Marijuana Program

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2018

SC House Bill 3521

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TENNESSEE

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical CBD oil ONLY

TN Senate Bill 280

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UTAH

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2018

 

UT does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower or edibles, unless packaged within a blister pack that contains a maximum of 1g per blister.

 

UT Proposition 2

UT Medical Cannabis Act - House Bill 3001

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VIRGINIA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical low-THC/CBD oil ONLY since 2018

 

VA allows for the consumption of low-THC oil (0.5% max) that contains at least 15% CBD, or concentrates with at least 50mg of THCA per ml (max 5% THC).

 

VA House Bill 1251

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WEST VIRGINIA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational 

Medical since 2018

WV does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower, only oils (vaping is permitted), edibles and concentrates.

WV Office of Medical Cannabis

WV Medical Cannabis Program FAQ

WV SB 386

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WYOMING

Not Decriminalized

No Medical Program

Not Recreational 

Medical Cannabis Act HB 278

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ALASKA

Decriminalized since 1975

Medical since 1998

Recreational use since 2015

 

AK Responsible Consumer Facts Book

AK Alcohol & Marijuana Control Board

AK Medical Marijuana Registry

AK Packaging Laws

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ARKANSAS

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical Since 2016

 

AR Medical Cannabis Commission

AR Packaging Rules & Regulations

AR Medical Cannabis Program

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COLORADO

Decriminalized since 1975

Medical Since 2001

Recreational Since 2012

CO Marijuana Laws

CO Cannabis Packaging Laws

CO Universal Symbol

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DELAWARE

Decriminalized since 2015

Medical since 2011

Not Recreational

DE Medical Marijuana Program

DE Cannabis Packaging Laws

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FLORIDA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2016

FL DOH Medica Marijuana Program

FL Medical Marijuana Senate Bill (8A)

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HAWAII

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ILLINOIS

Decriminalized since 2016

Medical since 2013

Recreational since 2019

IL Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

IL Cannabis Laws

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IOWA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical CBD Only since 2014

 

Iowa allows for the use of high-CBD cannabis extracts with less than 0.3% THC.

 

 

IA Medical Cannabidiol Program

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KENTUCKY

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical Low-THC or CBD Oil Only since 2014

Kentucky allows for the use of low-THC cannabis or industrial hemp-derived CBD oil. Only those who are participating in a clinical trial or expanded access program are legally allowed to possess CBD oil.

KY Senate Bill 124

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MAINE

Decriminalized since 1976

Medical since 1999

Recreational since 2016

ME Medical Use of Marijuana Program

ME Recreational Legislature

ME Retail Packaging Rules

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MASSACHUSETTS

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MINNESOTA

Decriminalized in 1976

Medical since 2014

Not Recreational

MN Medical Cannabis Program

MN Revisor of Statutes on Packaging and Labeling

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MISSOURI

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2018

MO Medical Marijuana FAQ

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NEBRASKA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

No Medical

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

Decriminalized since 2017

Medical since 2013

Not Recreational

NH House Bill 573

NH Therapeutic Cannabis Program

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NEW MEXICO

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2007

NM Medical Cannabis Program

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NORTH CAROLINA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical CBD oil ONLY since 2014

NC House Bill 1220

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OHIO

Decriminalized since 1975

Medical since 2010

Not Recreational

OH does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower, only oils (vaping is permitted), edibles, and concentrates.

OH Medical Marijuana Act HB 523

OH Medical Marijuana Control Program

OH Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Rules

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RHODE ISLAND

Decriminalized since 2013

Medical since 2010

Not Recreational

RI Medical Marijuana Program

RI MMP Rules and Regulations

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Medical and Recreational since 2020

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TEXAS

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical CBD oil ONLY

TX Senate Bill 339

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VERMONT

Decriminalized since 2018

Medical since 2004

Recreational since 2018

VT Marijuana Registry Program

VT Cannabis FAQ

VT Dispensary Information

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WASHINGTON

Decriminalized since 2012

Medical since 1998

Recreational since 2012

 

WA Medical Marijuana Program

WA Packaging and Labeling Requirements

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WISCONSIN

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical Non-Intoxicating CBD Oil ONLY since 2013

WI Lydia'a Law (Act 267)

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