State Law Table

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As cannabis laws take hold throughout the U.S. it is essential that patients and their attorneys understand the laws and regulations put in place. These programs vary widely from state to state and can be complicating to understand in many cases.

State Medical cannabis programs provide a system by which certain patients can qualify and obtain registration cards that allow them to legally consume cannabinoids as a form of medicine. Each state specifically lists qualifying conditions that allow for many residents in each state to be eligible for cannabinoid therapeutics.

Relevant legislative and judicial events are surfacing every day, whether being a new bill proposed to the House of Representatives or the appeal of a disputable court decision. Thus, it is very important to stay informed on the latest news in this regard, as one ruling can change the interpretation of the law greatly.

It is important to read more information about the outstanding House & Senate Bills and court cases in your state and at the Federal Level. Understanding the most current laws and regulations will help you stay up to date, knowledgeable on laws that will impact you directly. It is important to call your legislators in support or against legislation that will help or hurt you.

State by State new cannabis laws are sweeping across the country, many created differently depending on how they were passed, allowing for different conditions, cultivating and allowable weights. The table below provides the information for each state that has medical cannabis legislation in place.

 

State

Passed

How Passed

Possession Limit

1. Alaska

1998

Ballot Measure 8 

1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

2. Arizona

2010

Proposition 203 

2.5 oz usable; 0-12 plants

3. California

1996

Proposition 215 

8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants

4. Colorado

2000

Ballot Amendment 20 

2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

5. Connecticut

2012

House Bill 5389

One-month supply

6. DC

2010

Amendment Act B18-622

2 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determined

7. Delaware

2011

Senate Bill 17

6 oz usable

8. Hawaii

2000

Senate Bill 862

3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)

9. Illinois

2013

House Bill 1

2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days

10. Maine

1999

Ballot Question 2 

2.5 oz usable; 6 plants

11. Maryland

2014

House Bill 881

30-day supply, amount to be determined

12. Massachusetts

2012

Ballot Question 3 

60-day supply for personal medical use

13. Michigan

2008

Proposal 1

2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

14. Minnesota

2014

Senate Bill 2470

30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana

15. Montana

2004

Initiative 148

1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings

16. Nevada

2000

Ballot Question 9

1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)

17. New Hampshire

2013

House Bill 573

Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period

18. New Jersey

2010

Senate Bill 119

2 oz usable

19. New Mexico

2007

Senate Bill 523

6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature)

20. New York

2014

Assembly Bill 6357 

30-day supply non-smokable marijuana

21. Oregon

1998

Ballot Measure 67 

24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)

22. Rhode Island

2006

Senate Bill 0710

2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

23. Vermont

2004

Senate Bill 76; HB 645

2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)

24. Washington

1998

Initiative 692 

24 oz usable; 15 plants