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Dank’s Ultimate Legal Weed Map

Where is cannabis legal in the United States? Use this guide to plan a cannabis tour across America or discover the marijuana laws in your home state!


Where is cannabis legal in the United States? This map shows which states have legalized weed for recreational use, medical use, and other variations of decriminalization in between. Find out the weed laws in your state, and learn about other state’s cannabis laws before you visit. Use this map as your guide for planning the ultimate cannabis road trip across the United States.

Alabama

Cannabis is fully illegal in Alabama. A recent bill to allow for medical marijuana was proposed, but ultimately no progress has been made.

Alaska

Cannabis is fully legal in Alaska for adults 21 and older. Adults can possess up to 1 ounce of weed in their own private home. Possession of 1-4 ounces in public is a misdemeanor; possession of more than 4 ounces is a felony. Residents can grow up to 6 plants at home. Although public consumption is illegal, some cannabis tours and activities for tourists exist.

Arizona

Cannabis is only legal for medical purposes in Arizona. It is illegal to possess or consume cannabis in this state unless you have a medical marijuana card prescribed by a doctor. With a medical card, residents are permitted to buy 2.5 ounces of weed every two weeks. Medical patients are allowed to grow up to 12 plants if they live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.

Arkansas

Cannabis is only legal for medical purposes in Arkansas. It is illegal to possess or consume cannabis in this state unless you have a medical marijuana card issued by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). With a medical card, residents can buy 2.5 ounces of cannabis every two weeks from a registered, approved dispensary. No home cultivation is permitted.

California

Cannabis is fully legal in California for adults 21 and older. The law permits adults to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, up to 8 grams of cannabis concentrate, and up to 6 plants. Although public consumption is illegal, many cannabis tours and activities for tourists exist.

Colorado

Cannabis is fully legal in Colorado for adults 21 and older. The law permits adults to possess up to 28 grams of THC, regardless of whether this is in flower, concentrate, or edible form.

Although public consumption is illegal, private cannabis clubs, 420-friendly tours, and marijuana activities exist. Residents are permitted to grow up to 6 plants at home, with 3 flowering at a time.

Connecticut

Cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized in Connecticut. It is illegal to possess or consume cannabis in this state unless you have registered as a medical patient with Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP). Patients can possess up to a month’s supply of marijuana, and cannot grow any plants. Since marijuana is decriminalized, first-time possession for non-medical users is treated no more seriously than a minor traffic violation.

Delaware

Cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized in Delaware. Only medical patients age 18 and older are allowed to possess marijuana. Patients can have up to 6 ounces of cannabis. Home cultivation is not permitted, and patients must get their weed through state-licensed, not-for-profit compassion centers. Cannabis is decriminalized in Delaware, meaning a possession of a small amount of weed is only considered a civil violation rather than a crime.

District of Columbia (D.C.)

Cannabis is fully legal to possess in Washington, D.C. for adults 21 and older. However, D.C. law prohibits the sale of marijuana. To get around this, many dispensaries accept ‘donations’ and give out cannabis as a ‘gift’ instead. The law permits adults to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana. Residents can grow up to 6 plants, with no more than 3 being mature at any one time.

Florida

Cannabis is only legal for medical purposes in Florida. Qualifying patients are allowed to possess a 70-day supply of marijuana. No home cultivation is permitted.

Georgia

Cannabis is mostly illegal in Georgia. For the most part, marijuana laws are strict in this state, with possession of more than 1 ounce being punishable by up to 10 years in prison. However, the city of Savannah has decriminalized cannabis possession, meaning first-time offenders only receive a citation and a fine. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted up to 20 ounces of low-THC, high-CBD cannabis oil.

Hawaii

Cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized in Hawaii. Patients with medical marijuana cards can possess up to 4 ounces of weed and are permitted to grow an “adequate supply.”

Laws to decriminalize cannabis in Hawaii will take effect in 2020. Since cannabis is decriminalized in this state, first-time possession for non-medical users is treated no more seriously than a minor traffic violation.

Idaho

Cannabis is fully illegal in Idaho, even for medical use. Possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana is punishable by up to a year in jail; possession of more than 3 ounces is considered a felony, and can result in up to 5 years of prison.

Illinois

Cannabis will be fully legal in Illinois for adults 21 and older in the year 2020. Once this bill takes effect, it will expunge the records of individuals with non-violent marijuana convictions. Until then, cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized. Patients with a medical marijuana card are permitted to buy 2.5 ounces of weed every two weeks. Registered medical patients are allowed to grow up to five plants in their home.

Indiana

Cannabis is fully illegal in Indiana. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted CBD oil derived from hemp with less than 0.3% THC. CBD products derived from hemp are legal under United States federal law. Becoming a registered medical patient in Indiana is extraordinarily difficult, with the only qualifying conditions being treatment-resistant epileptic conditions such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Iowa

Cannabis is fully illegal in Iowa. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted CBD oil derived from hemp plants. CBD products derived from hemp are legal under United States federal law.

Kansas

Cannabis is fully illegal in Kansas, even for medical use. First-time possession is considered a misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or up to a $2,500 fine.

Kentucky

Cannabis is fully illegal in Kentucky, even for medical use. This state has some of the strictest weed laws in the nation. Possession of any amount of marijuana is illegal, and even having less than 8 ounces can land you time in jail.

If you are convicted of possession in Kentucky, you will likely also be liable to pay for the unpaid taxes and interest you accrued from buying and transporting the weed. Failing to pay this stamp tax is a felony.

Louisiana

Cannabis is only legal for medical purposes in Louisiana. It is illegal to possess or consume cannabis in this state unless you have a medical marijuana card. Even then, patients can only consume cannabis oils, extracts, tinctures, pills, chewables, and other processed products. It is illegal for even medical cardholders to consume raw cannabis flower. No home cultivation is permitted.

Maine

Cannabis is fully legal in Maine for adults 21 and older. The law permits adults to possess up to 70 grams of marijuana and up to 3 mature plants.

Maryland

Cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized in Maryland. Possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana in this state is not a criminal offense. Medical marijuana cards are issued to qualifying patients to buy cannabis, but home growing and cultivation is not allowed.

Massachusetts

Cannabis is fully legal in Massachusetts for adults 21 and older. The law permits adults to possess up to 70 grams of marijuana and up to 3 mature plants. Although public consumption is illegal, many cannabis tours and activities for tourists exist.

Michigan

Cannabis is fully legal in Michigan for adults 21 and older. The law permits adults to possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana at home and up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana away from home. Up to 15 grams of cannabis concentrates are also permitted. The law allows adults to cultivate up to 12 plants.

Minnesota

Cannabis is permitted for medical use in Minnesota and has been decriminalized to some degree. Possession of less than 42.5 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor that results in a fine, but any more than that is considered a felony.

Medical marijuana cards are issued to qualifying patients to buy cannabis, but home growing and cultivation is not allowed.

Mississippi

Cannabis is fully illegal in Mississippi. Medical marijuana patients in the state are permitted to use low-THC cannabis products for debilitating seizures. Becoming a registered medical patient in Mississippi is extraordinarily difficult, with the only qualifying conditions being treatment-resistant epileptic conditions.

Missouri

Cannabis is permitted for medical use in Missouri and has been decriminalized to some degree. Possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor that results in a fine with no possibility of incarceration. Medical marijuana cards are issued to qualifying patients to buy cannabis from state dispensaries or grow their own weed at home.

Montana

Cannabis is only legal for medical purposes in Montana. Qualifying patients must be issued an official registry identification card from the state before buying, possessing, or consuming cannabis. Medical patients and caregivers can register to cultivate marijuana through the Quality Assurance Division of the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Nebraska

Cannabis is fully illegal in Nebraska, even for medical use. Even a first-time conviction can land you a hefty fine and time in jail.

Nevada

Cannabis is fully legal in Nevada for adults 21 and older. Although public consumption is illegal, and most hotels and casinos do not allow marijuana smoking, many cannabis tours and activities for tourists exist. Possession and consumption of marijuana on a private residence is allowed, but cultivation at home is mostly illegal, since it is not permitted within 25 miles of a dispensary. Nevada is the first state to ban pre-employment drug testing for cannabis use.

New Hampshire

Cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized in New Hampshire. Patients with qualifying illnesses can possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana, but cannot grow any plants.

Since cannabis is decriminalized in this state, first-time possession for non-medical users is treated no more seriously than a minor traffic violation.

New Jersey

Cannabis is only legal for medical purposes in New Jersey. It is illegal to possess or consume cannabis in this state unless you have a registered medical marijuana card for a qualifying illness. Patients must get their cannabis from state-licensed caregivers or alternate treatment centers. No home cultivation is permitted.

New Mexico

Cannabis is legal for medical purposes only in New Mexico. Recreational use is not permitted, but there are reduced criminal penalties for possession of an ounce or less. Qualifying patients can purchase up to 8 ounces of marijuana in a 90 day period, and can also grow up to 16 cannabis plants at home.

New York

Cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized in New York. Patients with qualifying illnesses can possess a 30-day supply of marijuana, but cannot grow any plants. Medical marijuana users are permitted to consume cannabis through vaping, tinctures, capsules, or topical treatments only. Edibles and smoking weed are not approved methods of medical consumption in New York. Since cannabis is decriminalized in this state, first-time possession for non-medical users is treated no more seriously than a minor traffic violation.

North Carolina

Cannabis is fully illegal in North Carolina. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted CBD oil with at least 5% CBD and less than 0.9% THC. All CBD products derived from hemp are legal in this state, since they are legal under United States federal law. Becoming a registered medical patient in North Carolina is extraordinarily difficult, with very few qualifying conditions. Possession of less than 0.5 ounces of weed has been decriminalized to some degree as a misdemeanor.

North Dakota

Cannabis is permitted for medical use only in North Dakota. Possession has been decriminalized to some degree as a misdemeanor, unless within 1,000 feet of a school. Qualifying medical patients in North Dakota can buy up to 3 ounces of marijuana through a licensed compassion center. Home growing and cultivation is not allowed.

Ohio

Cannabis is permitted for medical use in Ohio and has been decriminalized to some degree. Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor that results in a fine with no possibility of incarceration.

State-issued patient identification cards are issued to qualifying medical patients. Medical marijuana users in Ohio can possess a 90-day supply of cannabis, but cannot grow their own.

Oklahoma

Cannabis is permitted for medical use only in Oklahoma. Qualifying medical patients can possess a up to 3 ounces of cannabis and can grow up to 6 plants.

Oregon

Cannabis is fully legal in Oregon for adults 21 and older. The law permits adults to possess up to 28.35 grams of marijuana flower or cannabis concentrate, and up to 4 immature plants. Although public consumption is illegal, many cannabis tours and activities for tourists exist. Oregon is the first state to legalize out-of-state cannabis exports.

Pennsylvania

Cannabis is permitted for medical use only in Pennsylvania. Qualifying patients can possess a 30-day supply of marijuana, but cannot grow any plants. Medical marijuana users are permitted to consume cannabis through vaping, tinctures, capsules, or topical treatments only. Edibles and smoking weed are not approved methods of medical consumption in Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island

Cannabis is permitted for medical use and is decriminalized in Rhode Island. Qualifying medical patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and 12 plants. Since cannabis is decriminalized in this state, first-time possession for non-medical users is treated no more seriously than a minor traffic violation.

South Carolina

Cannabis is fully illegal in South Carolina. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted CBD oil derived from hemp. CBD products derived from hemp are legal under United States federal law. Becoming a registered medical patient in South Carolina is extraordinarily difficult, with the only qualifying conditions being treatment-resistant epileptic conditions.

South Dakota

Cannabis is fully illegal in South Dakota, even for medical use. This state has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the nation.

Even just testing positive for cannabis use on a drug test could be considered a felony.

Tennessee

Cannabis is fully illegal in Tennessee. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted CBD oil with less than 0.9% THC. All CBD products derived from hemp are legal in this state, since they are legal under United States federal law. Becoming a registered medical patient in Tennessee for CBD is only possible for those with treatment-resistant epileptic conditions.

Texas

Cannabis is fully illegal in Texas. The only exception is for medical marijuana patients who have been permitted low-THC CBD oil. CBD products derived from hemp are legal under United States federal law. The medical laws in Texas are restrictive, with very few qualifying conditions. Possession of even less than 2 ounces of cannabis can result in incarceration in this state.

Utah

Cannabis is only legal for medical purposes in Utah. It is illegal to possess or consume cannabis in this state unless you have a registered medical marijuana card for a qualifying illness. Patients must get their cannabis from medical pharmacies. No home cultivation is permitted.

Vermont

Cannabis is fully legal in Vermont for adults 21 and older. The law permits adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower and up to 2 mature cannabis plants.

Virginia

Cannabis is fully illegal in Virginia. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted low-THC CBD oil for qualifying conditions. All CBD products derived from hemp are legal in this state, since they are legal under United States federal law.

Washington

Cannabis is fully legal in Washington for adults 21 and older. While cannabis possession is allowed, it is illegal to grow your own weed.

Dispensaries and processors are also not allowed to grow cannabis, since marijuana in Washington must be cultivated at licensed grow facilities. Although public consumption is illegal, many cannabis tours and activities for tourists exist.

West Virginia

Cannabis is permitted for medical use only in West Virginia. Medical marijuana users are permitted to consume cannabis through vaping, tinctures, capsules, or topical treatments only. Home cultivation is not allowed.

Wisconsin

Cannabis is fully illegal in Wisconsin. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted low-THC CBD oil. All CBD products derived from hemp are legal under United States federal law. Becoming a registered medical patient in Wisconsin for CBD is only possible for those with treatment-resistant epileptic conditions.

Wyoming

Cannabis is fully illegal in Wyoming. Medical marijuana patients in the state cannot possess actual cannabis, but are permitted CBD oil derived from hemp plants. CBD products derived from hemp are legal under United States federal law.

Samantha

Samantha is the Editor-who-Chiefs at Dank and a passionate cannabis enthusiast. She loves yoga, traveling, and hanging out with her three precious angel baby cats.

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