States that Legalized Medical Marijuana

Thirteen states have passed laws that legalize the use of Marijuana for medical purposes.   However, there are certain qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.  Usually, patients with AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, glaucoma, or other seizure disorder are allowed access to medical marijuana.  A person may use medical marijuana for any other medical condition duly approved by the respective state.  Marijuana is generally used only if there is a doctor’s prescription.  State laws vary with respect to the qualifying conditions, possession limits, and fees.  The table below shows details such as year of passing of the laws, fees, and permissible possession limits of marijuana with respect to each state.

State by State Medical Marijuana laws with Fees and possession limits[1]

State Year Passed Fee Possession limits
Alaska

1998

$25/$20

1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

California

1996

$66/$33

8 oz usable; 18 plants (6 mature, 12 immature)

Colorado

2000

$90

2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

Hawaii

2000

$25

3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)

Maine

1999

 

 

1.25 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

Michigan

2008

$100/$25

2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

Montana

2004

$50

1 oz usable; 6 plants

Nevada

2000

$150 +

1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)

New Mexico

2007

$0

6 oz usable; 7 plants (4 mature, 3 immature)

 Oregon

1998

$150/$50

24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)

Rhode Island

2006

$75/$10

2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

Vermont

2004

$50

2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)

Washington

1998

 

24 oz usable; 15 plants

 


[1] http://govaporize.com/medical-marijuana-laws-by-state-with-fees-and-limits, procon.org


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