Marijuana Laws


TABLE 1. STATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA/CANNABIS PROGRAM LAWS
State
Statutory Language (year)
Patient Registry or ID cards
Allows Dispensaries
Specifies Conditions
Recognizes Patients from other states
State Allows for Retail Sales/Adult Use
Yes
No
Yes
Yes, for AZ-approved conditions, but not for dispensary purchases.
Not yet fully operational/regulated production or sales.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proposition 215 (1996)  SB 420 (2003)
Yes
Yes (cooperatives and collectives)
No
No
Colorado
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HB 5387 (2012)
Yes
 

Yes
Yes
SB 17 (2011)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 Yes, for DE-approved conditions.
Initiative 59(1998)  L18-0210 (2010)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Approved in Nov. 2014, not yet operational.
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Draft rules released in July 2015
SB 862 (2000)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Question 2(1999)  LD 611(2002)
Question 5(2009)   LD 1811 (2010)
LD 1296(2011)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, but not for dispensary purchases.
SB 923 (signed 4/14/14)
HB 881- similar to SB 923
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Not in state law, but localities may create ordinances to allow them and regulate them.
Yes
Yes, for legal protection of posession, but not for dispensary purchases.
SF 2471, Chapter 311 (2014)
Yes
Yes, limited, liquid extract products only
Yes
No
Yes
No**
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes, if the other state’s program are “substantially similar.” Patients must fill out Nevada paperwork.
HB 573 (2013)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, with a note from their home state, but they cannot purchase through dispensaries.
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
A6357 (2014) Signed by governor 7/5/14
Yes
Ingested doses may not contain more than 10 mg of THC, product may not be combusted (smoked).
Yes
No
Ohio
HB 523 (2016) Approved by legislature, signed by governor 6/8/16, not yet operational
Yes
SB 161 (2007)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Measure 91 (2014)
SB 3 (2016) Signed by governor 4/17/16 Not yet operational
Yes
Yes
Yes
Puerto Rico
Public Health DepartmentRegulation 155 (2016) Not yet operational
Cannot be smoked
SB 791 (2007) SB 185 (2009)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SB 76(2004) SB 7(2007) SB 17(2011)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SB 5073(2011)
No
Yes, approved as of Nov. 2012, stores opened in July, 2014.
Yes
No
FAQ about WA cannabis laws by the Seattle Times.