State Marijuana Laws Map

Twenty states and the District of Columbia now 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.

A limited medical marijuana law most recently went into effect Oct. 1 in Maryland, allowing authorized academic medical centers and research centers to distribute it. However, patients are not expected to be able to sign up for the program until 2015.  

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

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

Information below is current as of April 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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