To date, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the full use of medical marijuana for qualifying conditions.  An additional 15 states allow only the use of non-intoxicating CBD oil.

States allowing ‘full-plant’ medical marijuana are listed below:
Medical Marijuana states

  • Alaska, 1998  —  Legalization, 2014
  • Arizona, 2012
  • California, 1996
  • Colorado, 2000  —  Legalization, 2012
  • Connecticut, 2012
  • District of Columbia, 2010
  • Delaware, 2011
  • Hawaii, 2000
  • Illinois, 2013
  • Maine, 1999
  • Maryland, 2014 (inoperative)
  • Massachusetts, 2012
  • Michigan, 2008
  • Minnesota, 2014
  • Montana, 2004
  • Nevada, 2000
  • New Hampshire, 2013 (inoperative)
  • New Jersey, 2000
  • New Mexico, 2010
  • New York, 2014
  • Oregon, 1998  —  Legalization, 2014
  • Rhode Island, 2006
  • Vermont, 2004
  • Washington, 1998  —  Legalization, 2012

The effectiveness of CBD oil in treating epilepsy in young children can no longer be disputed. No matter how averse states are to permitted medical marijuana, some simply cannot deny children relief from their symptoms.  The states that allow only the limited, non-intoxicating use of CBD oil are listed below:

  • Alabama, 2014
  • Florida, 2014
  • Georgia, 2015
  • Iowa, 2014
  • Kentucky, 2014
  • Mississippi, 2014
  • Missouri, 2014
  • North Carolina, 2014
  • Oklahoma, 2015
  • South Carolina, 2014
  • Tennessee, 2014
  • Utah, 2014
  • Virginia, 2015
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • Wyoming, 2015

Find much more comprehensive information about individual state marijuana laws here.