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What States Have Legalized Marijuana?

Although cannabis remains illegal as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law, many U.S. states have now legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, with some states also legalized recreational use of marijuana.  Below is a current list of states that have legalized marijuana and in what fashion. The District of Columbia has also legalized medical and recreational cannabis.  Guam, a U.S. territory, has also legalized medical marijuana use.

  1. Alaska (medical and recreational)
  2. Arizona (medical only)
  3. California (medical only)
  4. Colorado (medical and recreational)
  5. Connecticut (medical only)
  6. Delaware (medical only)
  7. Hawaii (medical only)
  8. Illinois (medical only)
  9. Louisiana (medical only – technically legal, but laws not yet enacted for production and distribution)
  10. Maine (medical only)
  11. Maryland (medical only)
  12. Massachusetts (medical only)
  13. Michigan (medical only)
  14. Minnesota (medical only)
  15. Montana (medical only)
  16. Nevada (medical only)
  17. New Hampshire (medical only)
  18. New Jersey (medical only)
  19. New Mexico (medical only)
  20. New York (medical only)
  21. Ohio (medical only)
  22. Oregon (medical and recreational)
  23. Pennsylvania (medical only)
  24. Rhode Island (medical only)
  25. Vermont (medical only)
  26. Washington (medical and recreational)

List current as of June 9, 2016

When it comes to cannabidiol (CBD) products, several conservative states that haven’t made medical marijuana legal do have laws on products low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but high in CBD for treating certain conditions.  These include:

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida
  3. Georgia
  4. Iowa
  5. Kentucky
  6. Mississippi
  7. Missouri
  8. North Carolina
  9. Oklahoma
  10. South Carolina
  11. Tennessee
  12. Texas
  13. Utah
  14. Virginia
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Wyoming


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