List of Marijuana Laws By State

Recreational Marijuana is slowly legalizing across the United States and eventually the world! Currently recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and Washington DC. This resource is for finding shops near you whether they are medical, recreational, or both. The links below the map will give you information you need to make informed decisions and find the closest pot shop to your location. So whether you’re looking for flower, edibles, concentrates or any other kinds of products these resources are here to help!

Now more than half of the United States has legalized some form of cannabis. Although many states have only legalized CBD oil for children with epilepsy, we still believe that marijuana will be legalized nationally in the next 5 years! Until then, keep up to date with the status of cannabis laws in each state using this guide below. We do our best to keep this list updated, but if we miss any important events feel free to contact us! Also, it is recommended that you respect the laws anywhere you visit in regards to cannabis. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

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United States of America

Alabama

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Alaska

Recreational marijuana has been legalized! If you’re over 21, find a shop, make a purchase, and enjoy the brave new world of legal cannabis!

Arizona

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal. The Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative failed to legalize recreational cannabis on November 8th, 2016.

Arkansas

Medical Marijuana has been legalized in the state, but recreational cannabis is still illegal.

California

Medical and Recreational marijuana have been legalized in California! If you’re over 21, find a shop, make a purchase, and enjoy the brave new world of legal cannabis!

Colorado

Recreational marijuana has been legalized! If you’re over 21, find a shop, make a purchase, and enjoy the brave new world of legal cannabis!

Connecticut

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Delaware

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Florida

Medical marijuana is now legal, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal in the state.

Georgia

Some form of CBD law has passed, but other forms of marijuana remain illegal.

Hawaii

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Idaho

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Illinois

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Indiana

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Iowa

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Kansas

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Kentucky

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Louisiana

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Maine

Medical marijuana has been legalized, and recreational cannabis is now legal, too! The Maine Marijuana Legalization Act was passed on November 8th, and adults over the age of 21 will soon have access to legal cannabis.

Maryland

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Massachusetts

Medical and Recreational marijuana are now legal! Recreational shops should open soon!

Michigan

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Minnesota

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Mississippi

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Missouri

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Montana

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Nebraska

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Nevada

Medical marijuana has been legalized, and recreational cannabis is now legal too! Initiative Petition 1 passed on the eighth of November 2016, and adults over the age of 21 will soon have access to legal herb.

New Hampshire

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

New Jersey

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

New Mexico

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

New York

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

North Carolina

Some form of CBD law has passed, but other forms of marijuana remain illegal.

North Dakota

Medical marijuana is now legal in the state, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal.

Ohio

Medical marijuana is legal in limited forms (no flower, no smoking, no growing) for patients with specific medical conditions. The program is anticipated to be up and running by January 2018 but, so far, no progress has been made whatsoever.

Oklahoma

Some form of CBD law has passed, but other forms of marijuana remain illegal.

Oregon

Recreational marijuana has been legalized! If you’re over 21, find a shop, make a purchase, and enjoy the brave new world of legal cannabis!

Pennsylvania

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Puerto Rico

Medical Marijuana has been legal since early 2015, but medical marijuana dispensaries are just now starting to open their doors in January, 2017.

Rhode Island

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

South Carolina

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

South Dakota

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Tennessee

Some form of CBD law has passed, but other forms of marijuana remain illegal.

Texas

Some form of CBD law has passed, but other forms of marijuana remain illegal.

Utah

Some form of CBD law has passed, but other forms of marijuana remain illegal.

Vermont

Medical marijuana has been legalized, but recreational cannabis is not yet legal

Virginia

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Washington DC

Recreational marijuana has been legalized, but there are currently no recreational shops open to the public. The only way to purchase marijuana right now is with a medical card.

Washington

Recreational marijuana has been legalized! If you’re over 21, find a shop, make a purchase, and enjoy the brave new world of legal cannabis!

West Virginia

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Wisconsin

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.

Wyoming

Marijuana is still illegal in this state and penalties can be very harsh.