Medical marijuana has continued to become increasingly accepted and normalized in society. 33 states and the District of Columbia have now fully legalized the use of medical marijuana for qualifying conditions.  CBD is legal in all the remaining states, as long as it has very little or no trace of THC.

 

States Allowing Full Medical Marijuana

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

  1. Alaska, 1998  —  Legalization, 2014
  2. Arizona, 2012
  3. Arkansas, 2016
  4. California, 1996 — Legalization, 2016
  5. Colorado, 2000  —  Legalization, 2012
  6. Connecticut, 2012
  7. Delaware, 2011
  8. District of Columbia, 2010 — Legalization, 2015
  9. Florida, 2016
  10. Hawaii, 2000
  11. Illinois, 2013 — Legalization, 2019
  12. Louisiana, 2016
  13. Maine, 1999 — Legalization, 2016
  14. Maryland, 2014
  15. Massachusetts, 2012 — Legalization, 2016
  16. Michigan, 2008 — Legalization, 2018
  17. Minnesota, 2014
  18. Missouri, 2018
  19. Montana, 2004
  20. Nevada, 2000 — Legalization, 2016
  21. New Hampshire, 2013
  22. New Jersey, 2000
  23. New Mexico, 2010
  24. New York, 2014
  25. North Dakota, 2016
  26. Ohio, 2016
  27. Oklahoma, 2018
  28. Oregon, 1998  —  Legalization, 2014
  29. Pennsylvania, 2016
  30. Rhode Island, 2006
  31. Utah, 2018
  32. Vermont, 2004 — Legalization, 2018
  33. Washington, 1998  —  Legalization, 2012
  34. West Virginia, 2017

States Allowing CBD Only

The effectiveness of CBD oil in treating epilepsy in young children can no longer be disputed. No matter how averse states are to permitting 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
  • Georgia, 2015
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa, 2014
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky, 2014
  • Mississippi, 2014
  • North Carolina, 2014
  • South Carolina, 2014
  • Tennessee, 2014
  • Texas
  • Virginia, 2015
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • Wyoming, 2015

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