Medical Marijuana Limits in different States

How is Cannabis viewed under the Controlled Substances Act in the US?

According to federal law, cannabis is still illegal and is classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. This cannabis prohibition legislation was written into law under the Nixon administration. Drugs such as cannabis that are listed as Schedule I are drugs listed with a high potential for dependency and regarded as having no medical use. Even though medical cannabis state law says that medical cannabis is allowed, the US Department of Justice announced an update related to cannabis. This update says that federal government challenge the right of states when they deem necessary. We have a long way to go before weed is legalized on a federal level.

What are the limits for cannabis possession and cultivation?

Here is a summary chart of pot possession rules for the 23 medical marijuana states and cannabis cultivation limits.

Summary Chart: 23 states and DC have enacted laws legalizing medical cannabis

State

Year

Legislation

Cannabis Possession / Cultivation Limits

1. Alaska 1998 Ballot Measure 8 (58%) 1 oz usable weed; 6 cannabis plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
2. Arizona 2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%) 2.5 oz usable weed; 12 cannabis plants
3. California 1996 Proposition 215 (56%) 8 oz usable weed; 6 mature or 12 immature cannabis  plants
4. Colorado 2000 Ballot Amendment 20 (54%) 2 oz usable weed; 6 cannabis plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
5. Connecticut 2012 House Bill 5389 (96-51 H, 21-13 S) 2.5 oz usable weed
DC 2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote) 2 oz dried weed; limits on other forms to be determined
6. Delaware 2011 Senate Bill 17 (27-14 H, 17-4 S) 6 oz usable weed
7. Hawaii 2000 Senate Bill 862 (32-18 H; 13-12 S) 4 oz usable weed; 7 cannabis plants
8. Illinois 2013 House Bill 1 (61-57 H; 35-21 S) 2.5 ounces of usable weed during a period of 14 days
9. Maine 1999 Ballot Question 2 (61%) 2.5 oz usable weed; 6 cannabis plants
10. Maryland 2014 House Bill 881 (125-11 H; 44-2 S) 30-day supply of weed, amount to be determined
11. Massachusetts 2012 Ballot Question 3 (63%) 60-day supply of weed for personal medical use (10 oz)
12. Michigan 2008 Proposal 1 (63%) 2.5 oz usable weed; 12 cannabis plants
13. Minnesota 2014 Senate Bill 2470 (46-16 S; 89-40 H) 30-day supply of non-smokable weed
14. Montana 2004 Initiative 148 (62%) 1 oz usable weed; 4 cannabis plants (mature); 12 seedlings
15. Nevada 2000 Ballot Question 9 (65%) 2.5 oz usable weed; 12 cannabis plants
16. New Hampshire 2013 House Bill 573 (284-66 H; 18-6 S) Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period
17. New Jersey 2010 Senate Bill 119 (48-14 H; 25-13 S) 2 oz usable weed
18. New Mexico 2007 Senate Bill 523 (36-31 H; 32-3 S) 6 oz usable weed; 16 cannabis plants (4 mature, 12 immature)
19. New York 2014 Assembly Bill 6357 (117-13 A; 49-10 S) 30-day supply non-smokable weed
20. Oregon 1998 Ballot Measure 67 (55%) 24 oz usable weed; 24 cannabis plants (6 mature, 18 immature)
21. Rhode Island 2006 Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 H; 33-1 S) 2.5 oz usable weed; 12 cannabis plants
22. Vermont 2004 Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59) 2 oz usable weed; 9 cannabis plants (2 mature, 7 immature)
23. Washington 1998 Initiative 692 (59%) 24 oz usable weed; 15 cannabis plants

reference: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

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