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Published
June 17, 2020

US Marijuana Laws by State 2020

Cannabis is a growing industry in the U.S. with more and more states moving towards legalization of marijuana each year.

Some states have come really close to being “fully legal cannabis states” whereas some have a long way to go.

One of the biggest steps is decriminalization. What does it mean? It means that a state sets up a maximum amount of cannabis you can possess for personal use as well as penalties for the first and subsequent offenses. 

This table is meant to help you avoid breaking the law when you are travelling throughout the States.

There are only seven states with “fully illegal” status of cannabis. Most of the states allow using cannabis in different forms for medical purposes. Each state has its own list of medical issues when cannabis can be prescribed by a doctor.

If you are in the state with a “fully legal” cannabis status and want to use online resources for marijuana shopping, please beware of rules and regulations of each state. For example in Colorado you can order cannabis at a dispensary like Silver Stem but there is no delivery. You will need to pick up your order at one of our locations across the state.

As you know, laws are changing fast. Make sure to check the latest news on the subject.

We looked into the current situation with cannabis legalization in the U.S. to make your cannabis shopping as convenient as possible. The information below is provided as of June 2020.

And keep in mind - you can not transport any amount of cannabis across state lines or have it in your possession on federal land, since cannabis is still listed as a banned substance at a federal level. 

State Legal Status Decriminalized Medical Use Recreational Use Allowed Possession
With Lowest or No Penalty
Alabama Fully Illegal NO NO NO Unlawful
Alaska Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Arizona Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Arkansas Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
California Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Colorado Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Connecticut Mixed YES YES NO Up to 0.5 oz (14 gr)
Delaware Mixed YES YES NO Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
District of Columbia Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Florida Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Georgia Mixed NO CBD OIL ONLY NO Unlawful
Hawaii Mixed YES YES NO Up to 0.1 oz (3 gr)
Idaho Fully Illegal NO NO NO Unlawful
Illinois Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1.1 oz (30 gr)
Indiana Mixed NO CBD OIL ONLY NO Unlawful
Iowa Mixed NO CBD OIL ONLY NO Unlawful
Kansas Fully Illegal NO NO NO Unlawful
Kentucky Mixed NO CBD OIL ONLY NO Unlawful
Louisana Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Maine Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 2.5 oz (71 gr)
Maryland Mixed YES YES NO Up to 0.3 oz (10 gr)
Massachusets Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Michigan Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 2.5 oz (71 gr)
Minnesota Mixed YES YES NO Up to 1.5 oz (42 gr)
Mississipi Mixed YES CBD OIL ONLY NO Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Missouri Mixed YES YES NO Up to 0.3 oz (10 gr)
Montana Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Nebraska Fully Illegal YES NO NO Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Nevada  Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
New Hampshire Mixed YES YES NO Up to 0.75 oz (21 gr) 
New Jersey Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
New Mexico Mixed YES YES NO Up to 0.5 oz (14 gr)
New York Mixed YES YES NO Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
North Carolina Mixed YES NO NO Up to 1.5 oz (42 gr)
North Dakota Mixed YES YES NO Up to 0.5 oz (14 gr)
Ohio Mixed YES YES NO Up to 3 oz (85 gr) only for medical patients
Oklahoma Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Oregon Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Pennsylvania Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Rhode Island Mixed YES YES NO Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
South Carolina Mixed NO CBD OIL ONLY NO Unlawful
South Dakota Fully Illegal NO NO NO Unlawful
Tennesse Mixed NO CBD OIL ONLY NO Unlawful
Texas Mixed NO CBD OIL ONLY NO Unlawful
Utah Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Vermont Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Virginia Mixed YES CBD OIL ONLY NO Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Washington Fully Legal YES YES YES Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
West Virginia Mixed NO YES NO Unlawful
Wisconsin Fully Illegal NO NO NO Unlawful
Wyoming Fully Illegal NO NO NO Unlawful

 

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