Legality

Where Is Marijuana Legal?

The legality of cannabis laws varies significantly from state to state in the United States, and these laws are subject to change as legislative and voter attitudes evolve. Generally, cannabis laws can be categorized into recreational, medicinal, decriminalized, and illegal. Click each state for more information.

Fully Legal States

(Adult-use, medicinal use, and decriminalization are in effect):
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Oregon
Rhode Island
Vermont
Virginia
Washington

Mixed Legal Status States

(varied statuses on use, medicinal use is generally allowed; decriminalization varies):

Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Hawaii 
Louisiana
Mississippi
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Utah
West Virginia

Georgia (CBD Oil Only)
Indiana (CBD Oil Only)
Iowa (CBD Oil Only)
Kentucky (CBD Oil Only)
Nebraska (Decriminalized)
North Carolina (CBD Oil Only)
Tennessee (CBD Oil Only)
Texas (CBD Oil Only)
Wisconsin (CBD Oil Only)

Fully Illegal States

(no use, no medicinal use, no decriminalization):
Idaho
Kansas
South Carolina
Wyoming

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