Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia presently have laws legalizing marijuana in some kind.
Four states and the District of Columbia have legislated cannabis for recreational use. In Alaska, grownups 21 and older can now transfer, purchase or possess as much as an ounce of cannabis and six plants. Oregon voters authorized a similar procedure allowing grownups to posses up to an ounce of cannabis in public and 8 ounces in their houses, set to work July 1. Colorado and Washington formerly passed similar ballot procedures legalizing cannabis in 2012.
A variety of states have actually also decriminalized the belongings of small amounts of cannabis. Most just recently, Delaware passed legislation that decriminalizes the personal use of as much as an ounce of cannabis, changing penalties with a civil fine.
Other states have actually passed medical cannabis laws enabling for restricted use of marijuana. Some medical cannabis laws are more comprehensive than others, with types of medical conditions that permit for treatment varying from state to state.
The map listed below program states legalizing cannabis use for medical and recreational functions.