States which so far have legalized marijuana in the U.S.

States which so far have legalized marijuana in the U.S.

Here in the U.S., marijuana legalization is slowly eking out victories on a state-by-state basis. In the 2016 election, which was bad for most reasons but good for this one, six states got on board with legal weed. During the heated 2018 midterms, Michigan added itself to the list. Both were significant victories for cannabis consumers, who face formidable opposition from the federal government.

On a federal level, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule drug with a “high potential for abuse,” right up there with heroin, ecstasy, and peyote. In January Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who thinks “good people don’t smoke marijuana” and is also a flaming racist, rescinded an Obama-era memo that protected states where marijuana is legal from most federal prosecution. (He resigned the day after the 2018 midterms; his replacement has not been announced.)

But more and more politicians—on both sides of the aisle—think it’s stupid to not legalize marijuana, or at least are trying to gives states the right to decide for themselves. Senator Cory Booker is drumming up congressional support for his proposed Marijuana Justice Act, which would not only end federal prohibition of cannabis but also attempt to make things right in communities most targeted by cannabis arrests. In June, members of Congress introduced the bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, intended to protect states’ rights to determine their own marijuana laws without federal interference.

Who knows. Maybe one day the federal government will get its shit together. Until then, here the 10 states plus the District of Columbia where it’s legal to buy and consume recreational marijuana, as well as the 33 states plus D.C. that have approved medical marijuana. (Note: This is a general outline; specifics on homegrown plants, concentrates, etc. differ per state.)
States with Legal Recreational Weed
Alaska

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana
legal to grow up to six marijuana plants per household

California

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
legal to grow up to six plants per household

Colorado

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana
legal to grow up to six plants per household

District of Columbia

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to two ounces
legal to grow up to six plants per household

Maine

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to 2.5 ounces
legal to grow up to three flowering plants per household

Massachusetts

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
legal to grow up to six plants per household

Michigan (not yet enacted)

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to 2.5 ounces
legal to grow up to 12 plants per household

Nevada

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
legal to grow up to six plants per household

Oregon

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce on their person and up to eight ounces at home
legal to grow up to four plants per person

Vermont

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
legal to grow up to six plants per household

Washington

legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
illegal to grow plants

States with Legal Medical Marijuana

In addition to the 10 states plus D.C. with legalized recreational weed—and thus are on board with medical marijuana—these 23 states have legalized just medical marijuana:

Arizona
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Illinois
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Utah
West Virginia

We think this will go a long way to make citizens of these states who’re not aware to know now they can order without fear . We going to bring you more information when we’ve and hopefully in our next post

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