Marijuana Laws by State

Marijuana, the name given to dried cannabis flower, is a psychoactive drug that is used for both recreational and medical purposes. While the social stigmas surrounding marijuana have largely subsided, the legal status of marijuana is still controversial. This confusion is due to federal law classifying marijuana as a schedule 1 controlled substance, and illegal to possess or consume, while some state laws permit marijuana for recreational or medicinal use, or both. 

According to a Pew Research poll, 60% of Americans say marijuana should be legal for both recreational and medicinal purposes, 31% say it should only be legal for medical uses, and only 8% say it should not be legal at all.

To date, nineteen states have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical purposes, and seventeen additional states have legalized marijuana only for medicinal purposes.

See for yourself how marijuana laws change by state by browsing the data in the charts.

Cannabis Legal Status by State

Alabama

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Alaska

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Recreational Use

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Illegal

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Fully legal

Arizona

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Recreational Use

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Illegal

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Fully legal

Arkansas

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

California

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Recreational Use

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Decriminalized in Selected Municipalities

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Colorado

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Recreational Use

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Decriminalized in Selected Municipalities

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Connecticut

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Recreational Use

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Illegal

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Fully legal

Delaware

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CANNABIS LEGAL STATUShelp

Comprehensive Medical Use

PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM LEGAL STATUShelp

Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

District of Columbia

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Recreational Use

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Fully Decriminalized

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Florida

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Georgia

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CANNABIS LEGAL STATUShelp

CBD/Low THC

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Hawaii

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Idaho

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Illinois

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Recreational Use

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Illegal

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Fully legal

Indiana

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CBD/Low THC

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Iowa

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CBD/Low THC

PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM LEGAL STATUShelp

Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Kansas

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Illegal

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Kentucky

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CBD/Low THC

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Louisiana

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Maine

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Illegal

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Fully legal

Maryland

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Massachusetts

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Recreational Use

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Decriminalized in Selected Municipalities

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Michigan

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Recreational Use

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Decriminalized in Selected Municipalities

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Minnesota

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Mississippi

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Missouri

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Montana

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Illegal

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Fully legal

Nebraska

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Illegal

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Nevada

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

New Hampshire

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

New Jersey

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Recreational Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

New Mexico

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

New York

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Recreational Use

PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM LEGAL STATUShelp

Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

North Carolina

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CBD/Low THC

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

North Dakota

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Ohio

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Oklahoma

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Oregon

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CANNABIS LEGAL STATUShelp

Recreational Use

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Fully Decriminalized

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Pennsylvania

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

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Conditionally legal

Rhode Island

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CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

South Carolina

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CBD/Low THC

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South Dakota

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Tennessee

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CBD/Low THC

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Texas

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CBD/Low THC

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Utah

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Comprehensive Medical Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Vermont

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Virginia

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Recreational Use

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Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

Washington

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Recreational Use

PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM LEGAL STATUShelp

Decriminalized in Selected Municipalities

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Fully legal

West Virginia

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Comprehensive Medical Use

PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM LEGAL STATUShelp

Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Wisconsin

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CBD/Low THC

PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM LEGAL STATUShelp

Illegal

CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal

Wyoming

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CBD/Low THC

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CBD LEGAL STATUShelp

Conditionally legal