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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  |  ALASKA  | ARIZONA  |  CALIFORNIA  |  COLORADO  |  CONNECTICUT  |  DELAWARE

FLORIDA  |  GEORGIA  |  HAWAII  |  ILLINOIS  |  IOWA  |  KENTUCKY  |  LOUISIANA  |  MAINE

MARYLAND  |  MASSACHUSETTS  |  MICHIGAN  |  MINNESOTA  |  MISSISSIPPI  |  MISSOURI  |  MONTANA  NEVADA  |  NEW HAMPSHIRE  |  NEW JERSEY  |  NEW MEXICO  |  NEW YORK  |  NORTH CAROLINA  OKLAHOMA  |  OREGON  |  RHODE ISLAND  |  SOUTH CAROLINA  |  TENNESSEE  |  TEXAS  |  UTAH  VERMONT |  VIRGINIA  |  WASHINGTON  |  WASHINGTON DC  |  WEST VIRGINIA  |  WISCONSIN  |  WYOMING

Legalized recreational & medical marijuana

Legalized medical marijuana

Not Legal*

*some states allow medical CBD and/or low-THC oil

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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ARIZONA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical Since 2011

AZ Medical Marijuana DHS

AZ Medical Cannabis Laws

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

CONNECTICUT

Decriminalized since 2011

Medical since 2012

Not Recreational

CT Medical Marijuana Program

CT Cannabis Packaging Laws

Advertising Guide

Dispensary Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Decriminalized since 2015

Medical since 2011

Recreational since 2015

DC Medical Marijuana Program

DC Cannabis Laws

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

ILLINOIS

Decriminalized since 2016

Medical since 2013

Recreational since 2019

IL Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

IL Cannabis Laws

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

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

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

MICHIGAN

Decriminalized since 2018

Medical since 2008

Recreational since 2018

MI Medical Marijuana Program

MI Universal Symbol

MI Laws, Rules, & Other Resources

MISSISSIPPI

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical CBD Oil only since 2014

 

MS allows access to CBD Oil with a qualifying medical condition.

 

MS House Bill 1231

 

MONTANA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2004

MT Medical Marijuana Program

MT Notice No. 37-820

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Decriminalized since 2017

Medical since 2013

Not Recreational

NH House Bill 573

NH Therapeutic Cannabis Program

NEW MEXICO

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical since 2007

NM Medical Cannabis Program

NORTH CAROLINA

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical CBD oil ONLY since 2014

NC House Bill 1220

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

RHODE ISLAND

Decriminalized since 2013

Medical since 2010

Not Recreational

RI Medical Marijuana Program

RI MMP Rules and Regulations

TENNESSEE

Not Decriminalized or Recreational

Medical CBD oil ONLY

TN Senate Bill 280

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

VERMONT

Decriminalized since 2018

Medical since 2004

Recreational since 2018

VT Marijuana Registry Program

VT Cannabis FAQ

VT Dispensary Information