State Marijuana Laws Map

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form.

So far, only Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, while other states permit medical marijuana.

Most recently, Maryland lawmakers approved bills making medical marijuana accessible to patients and decriminalizing possession of limited amounts of the drug.

Illinois has legalized medical marijuana with a law establishing a pilot program set to be implemented in January.

In some states, criminal penalties have been eliminated for small amounts of marijuana.

The map below show states permitting marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes.

Information below is current as of April 22, 2014 and includes ballot measures approved in the 2012 elections that have yet to take effect:

Marijuana Legalization Status
Medical marijuana legalized
Marijuana legalized for medical/recreational use
No laws legalizing marijuana

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