Legal Medical Marijuana States

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There are currently 33 legal medical marijuana states and the District of Columbia that have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.

The District of Columbia and 10 states have adopted the most expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Most other states allow for limited use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances. Some medical marijuana laws are broader than others, with types of medical conditions that allow for treatment varying from state to state. Louisiana, West Virginia and a few other states allow only for cannabis-infused products, such as oils or pills. Other states have passed narrow laws allowing residents to possess cannabis only if they suffer from select medical illnesses.

Our map shows current state laws and recently-approved ballot measures legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Final rules for recently-passed medical marijuana laws are pending in some states.

Information is current as of Nov. 7, 2018.


Medical Use Medical & Recreational Use Not Legalized