The legality of marijuana in the United States of America differs state by state and has been evolving almost month by month, if you’ve been paying close enough attention. Is marijuana legal? Is it illegal? What about medicinal marijuana? Several people are still confused over these laws and rightfully so; we want to do our best to provide a little clarity for citizens here.
Below we categorize lists of states in which marijuana is either fully legal/recreational, legal under medicinal circumstances or fully illegal (1);
States where marijuana is fully legal/recreational
- District of Columbia
States where marijuana is legal under medicinal circumstances
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
States where marijuana is fully illegal
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
As we stated earlier, marijuana laws have been moving along at a month by month pace so this list could very well be in the wrong within the next 30 days or so. For a more in-depth look at what cannabis bills Congress are readily moving on and the like, please visit Marijuana Policy Project (Link: https://www.mpp.org/).
- Map of Marijuana Legality By State, DISA. https://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state.