Recreational Marijuana Limits per State

How many states have medical marijuana laws?

There are 31 states plus Washington D.C. that have some sort of medical or recreational marijuana laws. There are 9 states plus Washington D. C. with recreational marijuana laws. Each state will have different laws regarding how they manage marijuana. Under medical marijuana the qualifying condition, ailment, or disease will be different in each state. With recreational marijuana there are no recommendation needed. You must be over the age of 21, with a valid ID. It’s important to check with the state and dispensary on the proper types of identification accepted.

The other states 19 states have not legalized the use of the medical marijuana. There are some states that have only have cannabidiol, CBD laws. Most states use a recommendation rather than prescribing medication. Prescribing marijuana is illegal due to its federal status with the DEA and FDA. A recommendation is considered protected free speech involving physician and patients. Some states have gone as far as passing affirmative defense laws. These allow patient to claim their medical marijuana recommendation in a criminal court. Other states have passes recreational marijuana laws which allow them to have affirmative defense if their within the guidelines of state law.

With recreational marijuana it is also illegal at a federal level like medical. Recreational marijuana avoids needing a recommendation for certain condition. There are no state registries for recreational marijuana. The possession and grow limits for recreational marijuana tend to be lower than medical marijuana.

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What are the recreational marijuana laws?

In Alaska there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2014 with Ballot Measure 2 at a 53% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana. They may grow no more than 6 marijuana plants, 3 mature and 3 immature.

In California there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2016 with Proposition 64 at a 57% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana and 8 grams of hash or concentrates. They may grow no more than 6 marijuana plants.

In Colorado there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2012 with Amendment 64 at a 55% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana and 1 ounce of hash or concentrates. They may grow no more than 6 marijuana plants, 3 mature and 3 immature.

In Maine there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2016 with Question 1 at a 50% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana and 5 grams of hash or concentrates. They may grow no more than 15 marijuana plants, 3 mature and 12 immature.

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In Massachusetts there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2016 with Question 4 at a 54% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana and 5 grams of hash or concentrates. They may grow no more than 6 marijuana plants.

In Nevada there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2016 with Question 2 at a 54% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana and 3.5 grams of hash or concentrates. They may grow no more than 6 marijuana plants.

In Oregon there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2014 with Measure 91 at a 56% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana, 8 ounces of homegrown usable marijuana, and 1 ounce of hash or concentrates. They may grow no more than 4 marijuana plants.

In Vermont there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2018 with Legislative Bill H.511. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana and 5 grams of hash or concentrates. They may grow no more than 6 marijuana plants, 2 mature and 4 immature.

In Washington there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2012 with Initiative 502 at a 56% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana and 7 grams of hash or concentrates. They do not allow for cultivation under recreational marijuana.

In Washington D.C. there are both recreational and medical marijuana laws. For recreational marijuana they passed their first law in 2014 with Initiative 71 at a 65% approval rate. It allows for patients over the age of 21 to possess up to 2 ounces of usable marijuana. They may grow no more than 6 marijuana plants, 3 mature and 3 immature.

 

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