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Marijuana Laws by State: 2020 Edition

Posted by on November 3, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments

Marijuana is a fast-growing industry with an ever-changing legal landscape across all 50 states. This can get confusing for people, especially those searching for job opportunities in this booming industry. It is expected that over 150,000 jobs will be made available by the end of 2021 in the cannabis industry. Knowing the legal status of marijuana in your state is the first place to start.

Marijuana Laws by State in 2020

Please note that this table showing marijuana laws by state does not reflect pending legislation regarding future dates when marijuana may be made legal recreationally or medicinally. See more.

State Legal Status Possession Allowed
Alabama Fully Illegal Unlawful
Alaska Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Arizona Mixed Unlawful
Arkansas Mixed Unlawful
California Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Colorado Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Connecticut Mixed Up to 0.5 oz (14 gr)
Delaware Mixed Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
District of Columbia Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Florida Mixed Unlawful
Georgia Mixed Unlawful
Hawaii Mixed Up to 0.1 oz (3 gr)
Idaho Fully Illegal Unlawful
Illinois Fully Legal Up to 1.1 oz (30 gr)
Indiana Mixed Unlawful
Iowa Mixed Unlawful
Kansas Fully Illegal Unlawful
Kentucky Mixed Unlawful
Louisiana Mixed Unlawful
Maine Fully Legal Up to 2.5 oz (71 gr)
Maryland Mixed Up to 0.3 oz (10 gr)
Massachusetts Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Michigan Fully Legal Up to 2.5 oz (71 gr)
Minnesota Mixed Up to 1.5 oz (42 gr)
Mississippi Mixed Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Missouri Mixed Up to 0.3 oz (10 gr)
Montana Mixed Unlawful
Nebraska Fully Illegal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Nevada Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
New Hampshire Mixed Up to 0.75 oz (21 gr)
New Jersey Mixed Unlawful
New Mexico Mixed Up to 0.5 oz (14 gr)
New York Mixed Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
North Carolina Mixed Up to 1.5 oz (42 gr)
North Dakota Mixed Up to 0.5 oz (14 gr)
Ohio Mixed Up to 3 oz (85 gr) only for medical patients
Oklahoma Mixed Unlawful
Oregon Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Pennsylvania Mixed Unlawful
Rhode Island Mixed Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
South Carolina Mixed Unlawful
South Dakota Fully Illegal Unlawful
Tennessee Mixed Unlawful
Texas Mixed Unlawful
Utah Mixed Unlawful
Vermont Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Virginia Mixed Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
Washington Fully Legal Up to 1 oz (28 gr)
West Virginia Mixed Unlawful
Wisconsin Fully Illegal Unlawful
Wyoming Fully Illegal Unlawful

States that have Legalized Marijuana

There are 11 states in the US that have legalized recreational cannabis. However, it is expected that after the November ballot more will be joining the list. Of the states, 47 out of 50 have legalized cannabis in some form or other and when you combine this with possible extended low taxes for all businesses this could be good for this industry in many ways. New York, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Illinois are expected to go completely legal soon.

Right now, only South Dakota, Nebraska, and Idaho haven’t passed any legislation allowing marijuana to be used legally. This includes medical purposes.

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