States with Pending Legislation/Ballot Measures to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thirteen states have presented bills for legalizing medical marijuana in their states.  States with pending legislations are: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.  Even though, medical marijuana is not legalized in Arizona, and Maryland, they have passed laws that favor medical marijuana.  The table below shows state laws favoring medical marijuana. 

State Year passed Provision


Allows physicians to prescribe marijuana (federal law prohibits physicians from prescribing Schedule I drugs)



Allows medical use defense in court