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This Is Every State Where Weed Is Legal

A PotNetwork Special Report

Cannabis regulations vary from state to state and are often very complicated to read making it difficult to glean from them the basic rules. For your convenience, we’ve compiled this list of all the U.S. states in which medical and recreational marijuana are currently legal as of July 2018.

In order to save you from wading through all the available information, we’ve distilled the rules down to the two variables which are most important to know — how much marijuana you are allowed to purchase over a period of time or possess at one time, and the number of plants you are allowed to grow at home.

We suggest that you bookmark this page for future reference when traveling or if you move to a new state.

Alaska

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 1998.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2014.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: All residents are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: All residents are allowed to grow up to six plants, with a maximum of three mature plants.

Arkansas

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to purchase up to two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana in a two-week period.
  • Cultivation: No allowed.

Arizona

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2011.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 18
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed up to two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow up to 12 plants.

California

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 1996.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2016.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients can own up to eight ounces, depending on their medical condition. All residents are allowed to own up to one ounce of marijuana, eight grams of concentrate.
  • Cultivation: All residents are allowed to grow up to six plants.

Colorado

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2001.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2012.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients can own up to two ounces of marijuana.
  • All other residents are allowed to own up to one ounce of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: All residents are allowed to cultivate six plants, with a maximum of three mature plants at the same time.

Connecticut

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2012.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Delaware

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2011.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to six ounces of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

District of Columbia

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 1998.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2014.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: All residents can own up to two ounces of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: All residents are allowed to cultivate up to six immature plants, and up to three mature plants.

Florida

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to own a 210-day supply of cannabis products.
  • Smokeable cannabis products are prohibited.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Hawaii

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2000.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to four ounces of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to cultivate up to seven plants.

Illinois

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2013.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana in a two-week period.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Louisiana

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess a 30-day supply of cannabis products that are not smokable.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Maine

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 1999.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2016.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: All residents are allowed to possess up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, five grams of concentrate.
  • Cultivation: All residents are allowed to grow up to six plants.

Maryland

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2014.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess a 30-day supply of cannabis products that are not smokable or edible.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Massachusetts

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2013.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2016.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients can purchase up to ten ounces every two months. For recreational use, residents are allowed to own up to one ounce of marijuana, five grams of concentrate,
  • Cultivation: All residents are allowed to grow up to six plants.

Michigan

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2008.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow up to 12 plants.

Minnesota

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2014.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess a 30-day supply of cannabis products that are not smokable.
  • Cultivation: No allowed.

Montana

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2004.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow up to four plants.

New Hampshire

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2013.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to two ounces of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Nevada

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2001.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2016.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess own up to two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana. For recreational use, residents are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana or three-and-a-half grams of concentrate
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow up to 12 plants. All residents are allowed to grow up to six plants.

New Jersey

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2010.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to two ounces of marijuana monthly.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

New Mexico

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2007.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to purchase up to eight ounces of marijuana over a period of 90 days.
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow and 16 immature plants, and up to four mature plants.

New York

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2014.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess a 30-day supply of cannabis products that are not smokable.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

North Dakota

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to purchase up to three ounces of marijuana and two grams of concentrate in a 30-day period.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Ohio

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to purchase over a 90-day period up to eight ounces of tier I medical cannabis (below 23% THC), 5.3 ounces of tier II medical cannabis (above 23% THC but less than 35%), topical forms totaling less than 26.55 grams of THC, 9.9 grams of THC in edible forms, and 53.1 grams of THC in oil for vaporization.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Oregon

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 1998.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2014.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to 24 ounces of marijuana. Recreational users are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana in public and up to eight ounces in private. All residents are allowed to possess up to 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, five grams of concentrates.
  • Cultivation: All residents are allowed to grow up to four plants.

Pennsylvania

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are only allowed to possess a 30-day supply of cannabis products that are not smokable.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.

Rhode Island

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2006.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to own up to two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow up to 12 plants.

Vermont

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2004.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2018.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to two ounces of marijuana. Recreational users are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow up to nine immature plants, with a maximum of two mature plants. Recreational users are allowed to grow up to four plants, with a maximum of two mature plants at the same time.

Washington

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 1998.
  • Recreational was legalized in 2012.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess up to three ounces of marijuana, 48 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles, 216 ounces in liquid form, and 21 grams of concentrate. Recreational users are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and seven grams of concentrate.
  • Cultivation: Medical patients are allowed to grow up to six plants, but must be listed in the state database. Otherwise, they are limited to up to four plants.

West Virginia

  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016.
  • Recreational marijuana is still illegal.
  • Age: Over 21
  • Possession: Medical patients are allowed to possess a 30-day supply of cannabis products that are not smokable or edible.
  • Cultivation: Not allowed.
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