Cannabis laws vary between states and countries. We help clear up the confusion with a look at laws and regulations around the world so you can be aware of your rights at home and abroad.

Alabama

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In Alabama, CBD oil was decriminalized in 2016. Any other form of marijuana with THC is completely illegal in the state. CBD oil in Alabama may contain up to 3% THC.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Patients who qualify for CBD oil must have a debilitating disease or a medical condition including one that produces seizures. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Alaska

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Adults and patients are able to purchase and consume cannabis from state-licensed retailers and establishments with a valid onsite consumption endorsement.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
1oz
Recreational
1oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
1oz
Recreational
1oz
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabinoid analysis (THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, CBN) Bacterial screening Mold screening Poisons, toxins, harmful chemicals Residual solvents Pesticides

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or to treat any debilitating disease that produces cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures (characteristic of epilepsy) or persistent muscle spasms (characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis). This page was last updated on November 5, 2018.

Arizona

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Only patients and caregivers in the ADHS registry with identification cards can purchase medical marijuana from a nonprofit state-licensed dispensary. Cannabis consumption must take place in a private space.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Crohn’s Disease Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Post-traumatic stress disorder A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or the treatment of such a condition that includes: Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy Severe and chronic pain Severe nausea Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis This page was last updated November 5, 21018. 

Arkansas

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Dispensaries are not yet open in Arkansas. The state is developing a plan that could result in its medical cannabis program launching in early 2019. Arkansas medical marijuana patients may only consume in their home. Consumption in public is not allowed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Required Testing

The Arkansas Department of Health requires cannabis in the state to be tested by an analytical testing laboratory for the following: Microbiological contaminants Solvents Water activity and moisture content Cannabinoid concentrations (CBD and THC) Heavy Metals

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s Disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Crohn's disease Fibromyalgia Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Tourette’s syndrome Ulcerative Colitis A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia, or wasting syndrome intractable pain, or pain that has shown not to respond to ordinary medical treatments or surgical measures for more than six (6) months Peripheral neuropathy Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy Severe nausea Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis. This page was last updated on October 31, 2018.

California

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Adults 21 and older may purchase marijuana from any state-licensed dispensary, regardless of patient status. If patients are unable to make the transaction themselves, they may also designate a caregiver to purchase and deliver the medical marijuana on their behalf. There are delivery services available throughout the state, though it depends on the local legislation whether delivery services are legally allowed. Cannabis consumption must take place in a private space.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
28.5g
Recreational
8oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
8g
Recreational
8oz
Medical
Required Testing

The BCC requires testing such as: Cannabinoids Pesticides Microbials Mycotoxin Residual solvents Moisture/water content Foreign material

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

HIV/AIDS Anorexia Arthritis Cachexia (wasting syndrome) Cancer Chronic pain Glaucoma Chronic migraine Persistent muscle spasms Multiple sclerosis) Seizures Epilepsy Severe nausea Any other chronic or persistent medical condition that limits the ability of the patient to conduct one or more major life activities This page was last updated on May 17, 2018.

Colorado

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Adults 21 and older, and medical marijuana patients, may purchase cannabis from any state-licensed dispensary. If patients are unable to make the transaction themselves, they may also designate a caregiver to purchase and deliver

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
1oz
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
8g
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Required Testing

The DOR requires that all cannabis harvested for commercial medical and adult-use must be tested to meet certain quality and safety control standards. The CDOR requires testing for the following: Cannabinoids Heavy Metals Microbiological content Pesticides Residual solvents

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Cancer Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Persistent muscle spasms Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Seizures Severe nausea Severe pain This page was last updated on June 4, 2018.

Connecticut

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Registered patients and primary caregivers may purchase medical cannabis from licensed pharmacists employed by licensed dispensary facilities. Individuals may not purchase an amount of cannabis that would cause them to exceed possession limits of 2.5 ounces, or 56.7 grams, per month. Patients designate a licensed dispensary at the time of their application. Licensed dispensary facilities are located throughout Connecticut. Registered patients may purchase flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals, and tinctures, as well as consumption accessories from dispensary facilities. Patients are responsible for state and local sales taxes at the time of purchase. At this time, medical marijuana delivery services are unavailable in Connecticut.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2.5 ounces
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2.5 ounces
Medical
Required Testing

Heavy metals, Microbiological contaminants, Mycotoxins, Pesticides

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease; Cachexia, or wasting disease; Cancer; Cerebral palsy Complex regional pain syndrome; Crohn’s disease; Cystic fibrosis; Epilepsy; Fibromyalgia, including associated neuropathic pain or spasticity; Glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; Hydrocephalus, or cranial fluid buildup, with an intractable headache; Intractable headache syndromes; Multiple sclerosis; Muscular dystrophy; Nervous tissue or spinal cord damage or injuries, including irreversible spinal cord injury with intractable spasticity; Neuropathic facial pain; Osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease; Parkinson's disease; Postherpetic neuralgia, or shingles; Post-laminectomy syndrome with chronic radiculopathy, or failed back syndrome; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Psoriatic arthritis and severe psoriasis; Severe rheumatoid arthritis; Sickle cell disease; Terminal illness requiring end-of-life care; Ulcerative colitis; Uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder For patients younger than 18, individuals must be diagnosed with one of the following conditions: Cerebral palsy; Cystic fibrosis; Muscular dystrophy; Irreversible spinal cord Injury with intractable spasticity; Severe epilepsy; Terminal illness requiring end-of-life care; Uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder; Osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease This page was last updated on November 8, 2018.

Delaware

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients and caregivers may only purchase medical cannabis from either OMM-registered compassion centers. Cannabis consumption must take place in a private space.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
6oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
6oz
Medical
Required Testing

All cannabis sold in the state of Delaware must undergo testing for potency and contaminants.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Terminal illness Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Chronic debilitating migraines Decompensated cirrhosis (Hepatitis C) Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Intractable epilepsy Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Seizure disorder A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Intractable nausea Multiple sclerosis Severe, debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication Severe, persistent muscle spasms Successful adoption of a petition for a qualifying condition, which can be submitted to Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS). This page was last updated on November 5, 2018.

District of Columbia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Under Initiative 59 a patient or caregiver shall only purchase or consume medical cannabis from the registered dispensary designated on their patient registration identification card. Consumption of medical cannabis is limited to the patient’s home or private property. The use of medical marijuana in public remains a criminal offense.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
21+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

The Medical Marijuana Expansion Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 defines a qualifying medical condition as, “any condition for which treatment with medical marijuana would be beneficial, as determined by the patient’s physician.” This page was last updated on May 17, 2018.

Florida

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients must purchase their product from a licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC). Delivery services are available. MMTCs cannot dispense more than a 70-day supply at a time. Edibles are legal, but must be commercially produced by MMTCs and only infused with cannabis oil. Consumption must take place in a private residence. Smoking cannabis in any form is prohibited by Florida law. Cannabis seeds and flower may only be used for vaping, and must be sealed in tamper-proof containers.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
70 day supply
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
70 day supply
Medical
Required Testing

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) are currently developing regulations for labs and testing. The Florida State Public Health Statutes now require MMTCs to pay for state-certified labs to perform testing and audits. Laboratory testing laws were scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2018. The FDACS shall determine which contaminants must be tested for, and what are safe contaminant levels for human consumption.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Crohn’s disease Epilepsy Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Multiple sclerosis (MS) Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Medical conditions comparable to those above A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition This page was last updated on June 5, 2018.

Georgia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

N/A

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
20 oz
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Autism Cancer Crohn’s disease HIV/AIDS Hospice care patients Intractable pain Mitochondrial disease Multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe or end-stage peripheral neuropathy Seizures Sickle cell disease Tourette’s syndrome This page was last updated September 14, 2018.

Guam

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Guam allows medical marijuana patients to purchase and possess up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, but patients are not allowed to cultivate their own plants at home. Patients can purchase from a state-licensed dispensary, though none are operational as of yet.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Any patient who is admitted to hospice care or has cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, MS (multiple sclerosis), PTSD, rheumatoid arthritis, a spinal cord injury or related condition that causes intractable spasticity, or any condition “for which the qualified patient’s practitioner has determined that the use of medical cannabis may provide relief.” This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Hawaii

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

As of early 2016, patients are able to purchase medical cannabis from the state-regulated dispensaries. Cannabis may only be consumed for medical use, and in a method that doesn’t endanger the health or well-being of another person.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
4oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
4oz
Medical
Required Testing

All cannabis products must be tested for the following: Cannabinoid profile Heavy metals Microbial contaminants Total viable aerobic bacteria Total yeast and mold Intestinal bacteria and pathogens Total coliforms Bile-tolerant Gram-negative bacteria All E. coli strains Salmonella species Moisture content Pesticides Solvents

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

All prospective patients must have a debilitating condition in order to participate in the medical cannabis program. Hawaii provides a rather broad list of “debilitating” conditions for which a physician and prospective program participant may adhere to during evaluation: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Cancer Epilepsy Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Lupus Multiple sclerosis Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Rhuematoid arthrtitis A chronic or debilitating condition, or the symptoms associated with treatment, that produces any of the following: Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Seizures Severe nausea Severe pain Severe and persistent muscles spasms Any medical condition approved by the DOH that is requested by a physician or potentially qualifying patient (Petition process to add a new condition) This page was last updated on October 31, 2018.

Idaho

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

While Idaho is ripe with potatoes, marijuana is not legally found in the state.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Illinois

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In the “Land of Lincoln,” patients must purchase their medical marijuana in a dispensary storefront, but they must be consumed in private. Medical patients pay a 1% pharmaceutical tax and a 7% wholesale tax is levied on cultivators/dispensaries. Patients can purchase up to two and a half ounces of cannabis per 14-day period.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabinoids, Pesticides, Microbiological, Mycotoxin and Residual Solvents.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease, including but not limited to arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrous dysplasia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Parkinson's, Tourette's, Myoclonus, Dystonia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I), Causalgia, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II), Neurofibromatosis, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus, Interstitial Cystitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Hydrocephalus, nail-patella syndrome, residual limb pain, seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy), or the treatment of these conditions. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Indiana

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

CBD oil is the only legal form of marijuana allowed in the state on Indiana. On Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Act 52 into law. Act 52 enables anyone to buy, sell, or possess CBD oil. The CBD oil must be under 0.3% THC and be derived from hemp rather than marijuana.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Iowa

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced in March 2018 it would allow medical marijuana sales in five Iowa communities: Council Bluffs; Sioux City; Davenport; Waterloo; and Windsor Heights. MedPharm Iowa, the state's only licensed manufacturer, was offered licenses for Sioux City and Windsor Heights. Have a Heart Compassion Care was authorized for Council Bluffs and Davenport. Iowa Cannabis Company would operate in Waterloo. MedPharm Iowa in September said the company’s facility in Des Moines will be ready to deliver medical marijuana products in December 2018, which would make it the first operable dispensary in the state.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
Restricted
Medical
Required Testing

State law mandates that laboratories must establish and implement test methods and corresponding standard operating procedures for the analyses of cannabinoids, residual solvents and processing chemicals, pesticides, microbiological impurities, and metals. A laboratory must be able to demonstrate that its Limit of Quantitation is below any action level established by the department. A laboratory shall, at a minimum, test for and report measurements for the following cannabinoid analytes: (1) THC; (2) THCA; (3) CBD; (4) CBDA; (5) CBG; and (6) CBN.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer (with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting), Multiple Sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms, seizures, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, ALS, any terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year (if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting; cachexia or severe wasting), Parkinson’s disease, and untreatable pain. Iowa offers reciprocity for visitors from neighboring states with similar programs. This page was last updated on November 8, 2018.

Kansas

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Kansas may be home to Dorothy, but not to marijuana. There is no legal way to purchase or consume in the state.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Kentucky

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

It is illegal to purchase, cultivate and/or consume marijuana in Kentucky. Patients with intractable epilepsy can use CBD only if approved and administered in accordance with Kentucky law.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable Epilepsy This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Louisiana

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

All forms of cannabis are considered illegal in Louisiana. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2016 signed Senate Bill 271, a bill that at the time made Louisiana the first state in the Southeastern U.S. to create a comprehensive medical cannabis program, but the state has delayed implementation several times due to legislative changes, supply availability, and a lack of testing laboratories.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cachexia, or wasting disease, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, HIV / AIDS, Glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Seizures, Severe spasms, Spastic quadriplegia, Spasticity This page was last updated on November 8, 2018.

Maine

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Registered patients must designate a dispensary or a caregiver to cultivate cannabis for purchase. Patients have the option of purchasing medical cannabis directly from a registered caregiver or dispensary, or may choose to cultivate cannabis on their own property or a designated, secure cultivation site. Recreational sales for adults over 21 are currently on hold. Cannabis consumption must take place in a private space.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
2.5oz
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
5g
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Required Testing

Maine has not adopted state-mandated cannabis testing regulations.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Cancer Chronic pain Crohn’s disease Epilepsy Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Huntington’s disease Inflammatory bowel disease Multiple sclerosis Nausea Nail-patella syndrome Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) This page was last updated on May 17, 2018. 

Maryland

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients and caregivers can only purchase medical cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries. Cannabis consumption must take place on private property.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
Varies
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
Varies
Medical
Required Testing

The MMCC requires growers to contract with one or more independent testing laboratories to ensure that all safety and quality assurance requirements are met. Certified labs must test for the following: Heavy metals Microbiological contaminants Pesticides Potency Residual matter

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Anorexia Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Conditions resulting in a patient receiving hospice or palliative care Glaucoma Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Seizures Severe or chronic pain Severe nausea Severe or persistent muscle spasms Other chronic medical conditions (1) that are severe, (2) for which other treatments have been ineffective, and (3) whose symptoms can be expected to be relieved by medical cannabis. This page was last updated on September 26, 2018.

Massachusetts

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis may be purchased at a state-licensed dispensary. Cannabis can be consumed on private property, but marijuana products cannot be smoked, eaten, or vaped in public. Furthermore, cannabis products cannot be smoked where tobacco smoking is prohibited.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
1 oz in public, 10 oz at home
Recreational
60 day supply
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
1 oz in public, 1.5 oz at home
Recreational
60 day supply
Medical
Required Testing

The DPH requires that all cannabis harvested for commercial and medical use, as well as all marijuana products, be tested for safety, quality control, and potency. Certified labs must test for the following: Cannabinoid profile and potency Fungal mycotoxins Heavy metals Microbiological contaminants Pesticides Plant growth regulators Residual solvents

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Crohn’s disease Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease Other conditions that severely limit one or more major life functions Any other condition for which a doctor has determined the patient’s major life functions are negatively affected This page was last updated on October 8, 2018.

Michigan

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Certified patients may purchase medical cannabis from state-licensed “provision centers.”

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
Varies
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
NA
Recreational
Varies
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabis testing labs, identified as “safety compliance labs” in the MMMA, must be regulated by either the state, or a state-selected third party. Safety compliance labs must test for the following: Cannabidiol and cannabidiol acid levels Chemical residue Foreign matter inspection Fungicides Insecticides Metals screening Microbial and mycotoxin screening Moisture content Pesticides Potency analysis Residual solvent levels Terpene analysis Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) level Tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) level Water activity content

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

The MMMP reserves medical cannabis access for patients with the following debilitating medical conditions: Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Crohn’s disease Nail-patella syndrome The MMMP also reserves medical cannabis for chronic or debilitating conditions, or their treatments, that produce one or more of the following: Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy Severe and chronic pain Severe nausea Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis This page was last updated on June 26, 2018. 

Minnesota

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients in the North Star State may purchase their non-smokable cannabis medicine at a dispensary (adult-use is not legal). Commercial delivery is prohibited; it must be done through a designated caregiver. Marijuana may never be consumed in public, and if you’re caught with more than a 30-day supply, you may face legal charges. Medical patients pay $3.50 per gram through state-regulated tax stamps.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
30 day supply
Medical
Required Testing

Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Microbiological, Mycotoxin and Residual Solvents.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, if the underlying condition or treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting; cachexia or severe wasting, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Tourette's syndrome, ALS, seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy), severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis), inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn's disease), terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting, or any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the commissioner. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Mississippi

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The Magnolia State does not allow marijuana except CBD-rich products for approved conditions with a doctor’s recommendation. Cannabis extracts must contain more than 15% CBD and no more than .5% THC.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable epilepsy This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Missouri

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Missouri Hemp Extract Registration cardholders are allowed to purchase low-THC hemp extract from one of the two non profit facilities licensed by the DOA. There have been no limits or restrictions placed on a patient’s consumption of CBD. Adult use is not legal, though first-time possession of under 10 grams a misdemeanor.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
20 fl oz of low-THC hemp extract
Medical
Required Testing

HB 2238 defines “hemp extract” as less than 0.3% THC by weight, at least 5% CBD by weight, and containing no other psychoactive substances. All hemp extract must be tested to meet the maximum potency requirements.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable epilepsy This page was last updated on October 30, 2018.

Montana

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Montana was an early state to enact legislation to allow the use of medical marijuana for patients with debilitating medical conditions via a 2004 ballot initiative, the Montana Medical Marijuana Allowance, or I-148, which passed with nearly 62 percent approval. In 2011, the state Senate was able to enact stringent conditions on medical marijuana with Senate Bill 423 to create the Montana Marijuana Act. Key provisions of SB 423 were challenged in court until August 2016, when the Montana Supreme Court upheld most of the law’s provisions.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
1oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
1oz
Medical
Required Testing

The state has three laboratories to test medical marijuana. Cannabis is tested for moisture, content potency, contaminants, microbes, heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents, and mycotoxins.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cachexia or wasting syndrome, Cancer, Chronic pain that is persistent and significantly interferes with daily activities., Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy or other intractable seizure disorder, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Intractable nausea or vomiting, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle spasms, Peripheral neuropathy, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) This page was last updated on November 8, 2018.

Nebraska

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Both medical and recreational marijuana have been illegal in Nebraska since 1927. Despite a recent survey of voters commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project that showed 77 percent of Nebraskans would vote “yes” to allow medical cannabis, lawmakers have been unable bring the issue to the legislative floor.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on November 8, 2018

Nevada

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients, caregivers, and adults ages 21 and older can purchase and consume cannabis from licensed retailers or dispensaries throughout the Nevada. It is illegal to consume cannabis in any public space, therefore consumption must take place on private property, as long as property owner has not prohibited it.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
1 oz
Recreational
2.5 oz per 14-day period
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
0.125 oz
Recreational
2.5oz per 14-day period
Medical
Required Testing

Independent testing laboratories must analyze for the following: Foreign matter inspection Fungal mycotoxin screening Growth regulator screening Heavy metal screening Herbicide screening Microbial screening Moisture content Pesticide residue analysis Potency Terpenes

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Persistent muscle spasms, including those caused by multiple sclerosis Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Seizures, including those caused by epilepsy Severe nausea or pain This page was last updated on May 17, 2018. 

New Hampshire

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

New Hampshire is one of the nation’s smallest states, but that doesn’t mean it has not made big strides in legalization. Medical marijuana may be purchased at a dispensary storefront, but cannot be consumed in public. There are no delivery services in the “Live Free or Die” State either.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabinoids

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (currently receiving antiviral treatment), ALS, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or one or more injuries that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient's provider, or a severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

New Jersey

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Adults ages 18 and older may purchase medical marijuana from ATCs, as long as patients have a physician’s recommendation. New Jersey medical marijuana patients may only consume cannabis in the privacy of their homes.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Required Testing

The NJDOH must collect soil samples, plant samples, and samples of the product containing cannabis cultivated or sold by a medical marijuana dispensary or ATC. This testing process is to ensure product quality control and safety for qualifying medical cannabis patients.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Anxiety Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders Chronic pain in the Internal organs, abdomen, or intestines HIV/AIDS Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease Migraines Muscular dystrophy Multiple sclerosis Nausea and vomiting Tourette's syndrome Terminal cancer or illness, if the physician determines the patient has less than 12 months to live. This page was last updated on November 1, 2018.

New Mexico

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients and caregivers can only purchase medical cannabis from state-licensed nonprofit producers. If patients are unable to make purchases themselves, a caregiver can purchase and deliver medical cannabis on their behalf. Additionally, state-licensed delivery services are available to patients for cannabis purchases. Medical cannabis consumption in the state of New Mexico is limited to private property, out of the public view.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
8oz/90 days
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
8oz/90 days
Medical
Required Testing

Certified labs must test for the following: Cannabinoids Fungal mycotoxins Heavy metals Microbiological contaminants Moisture and water content Residual solvents

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Cervical dystonia Crohn’s Disease Epilepsy Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Hospice Care Huntington’s Disease Inclusion-body myositis Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis Intractable nausea or vomiting Intractable spasticity Multiple sclerosis Painful peripheral neuropathy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe anorexia or cachexia (wasting syndrome) Severe chronic pain Ulcerative colitis This page was last updated on May 17, 2018.

New York

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Certified patients can purchase medical cannabis from registered and state-regulated dispensaries. To ensure safe delivery methods for patients, the DOH only allows medical marijuana in smoke-free forms, including capsules, liquids, oils, and vaporization. Edibles are also prohibited under current law. It is illegal to vaporize approved medical cannabis products in any public or commercial space where public health law prohibits smoking.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
30 day supply
Recreational
30 day supply
Medical
Required Testing

All medical cannabis products must be tested by a New York state-located, federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-approved laboratory. Products must be tested for cannabinoid profile, as well as the following microbiological, metal, and chemical contaminants: Escherichia Coli (e. coli) Klebsiella Pseudomonas, for products to be vaporized Salmonella Streptococcus Bile tolerant gram negative bacteria Aspergillus Mucor species Penicillium species Thermophilic Actinomycetes species Aflatoxin Ochratoxin Antimony Arsenic Cadmium Chromium Copper Lead Nickel Zinc Mercury Any pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide used during production Any growth regulator used during production Any other substance as required by the Commissioner of Health

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

The MMP reserves medical cannabis certification for patients who have been diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening conditions: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Epilepsy HIV/AIDS Huntington’s disease Inflammatory bowel disease Multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease Spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity Neuropathy Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Chronic pain Chronic pain was added to the list of qualifying conditions in 2017. The DOH defines chronic pain as “any severe debilitating pain that the practitioner determines degrades health and functional capability; where the patient has contraindications, has experienced intolerable side effects, or has experienced failure of one or more previously tried therapeutic options.” Chronic pain must also have lasted three months or more, unless a qualified practitioner “anticipates such pain to last three months or more beyond onset. Patient’s must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions to qualify: Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Seizures Severe or chronic pain Severe nausea Severe or persistent muscle spasms This page was last updated on June 22, 2018.

North Carolina

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Caregivers are solely responsible for obtaining low-THC hemp extract on behalf of their patients. North Carolina does not currently have a state-regulated supply chain or any other state-sponsored method of obtaining CBD oil. Caregivers must purchase CBD in a state that offers reciprocity for its medical marijuana program. Consequently, North Carolina does not have a system in place that would allow caregivers to purchase low-THC hemp extract within the state.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable epilepsy This page was last updated on June 4, 2018.

North Dakota

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

North Dakota has legalized medical marijuana, but dispensary and delivery services are not yet open for business. Once given a doctor’s recommendation, North Dakotans may purchase at their nearest dispensary storefront or order for delivery when those businesses are accessible, but cannot be consumed in public.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2,000mg
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer and its treatments, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, PTSD, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia (or the treatment of these conditions), Crohn’s disease or Fibromyalgia, Spinal stenosis or chronic back pain including neuropathy or damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, glaucoma, epilepsy, a chronic or debilitating disease, medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, intractable nausea, seizures, or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis. Any other medical condition or its treatment added by the North Dakota Department of Health. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Ohio

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Marijuana can be consumed in a patient’s home by vaporizers, tinctures, oils, edibles, or patches

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

Marijuana products are tested for: Cannabinoids Microbiological contaminants Terpenes

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Cancer Chronic traumatic encephalopathy Crohn’s disease Epilepsy or other seizure disorders Fibromyalgia Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Inflammatory bowel disease Multiple sclerosis Pain that is either chronic and severe, or intractable Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Sickle cell anemia Spinal cord disease or injury Tourette’s syndrome Traumatic brain injury Ulcerative colitis This page was last updated on June 26, 2018.

Oklahoma

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Authorized patients and their designated caregivers may purchase medical cannabis from a state-licensed medical cannabis dispensary. Cannabis consumption must take place in a private space.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
3 oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
1 oz
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

“The physician must recommend a medical marijuana license according to the accepted standards a reasonable and prudent a physician would follow for recommending or approving any medication.” This page was last updated on September 27, 2018.

Oregon

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Adults ages 21 and older, patients, and caregivers can purchase cannabis from any OLCC-licensed retail store. However, only patients and caregivers can purchase from medical cannabis dispensaries. If patients are unable to make purchases themselves, they may designate a caregiver to purchase and deliver medical cannabis products on their behalf. The OLCC also allows for delivery services. Adults ages 21 and older and patients can safely and legally consume cannabis in on a private property.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
Varies
Recreational
24oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
Varies
Recreational
24oz
Medical
Required Testing

The OHA and OLCC requires testing for the following: Cannabinoids Heavy metals Microbiological contaminants Moisture and water content Pesticides Residual solvents

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer Glaucoma HIV/AIDS A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Severe pain Severe nausea Seizures, including those caused by epilepsy Persistent muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis This page was last updated on May 16, 2018.

Pennsylvania

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients and caregivers must be added to the state’s registry and obtain a medical cannabis ID card in order to purchase medical marijuana from PDH-licensed dispensaries. Cannabis flower, or any product designed to be smoked, is not allowed to be sold, purchased, or consumed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
Prohibited
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
30-day supply
Medical
Required Testing

Marijuana is tested for the following: Cannabinoid concentration (THC & CBD) Microbiological contaminants Pesticides Solvents Water activity and moisture content

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease Autism Cancer Crohn’s disease Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity Epilepsy Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Huntington’s disease Inflammatory bowel disease Intractable seizures Multiple sclerosis Neuropathy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder Severe, chronic, or intractable pain Sickle cell anemia This page was last updated on May 16, 2018.

Puerto Rico

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Puerto Ricans looking to access medical marijuana must go through an application process that may take weeks and requires a $100-150 fee. Once completed, a patient is entered into a database with the Puerto Rican Department of Health and is only permitted to purchase from their nearest storefront dispensary. While it’s still illegal to smoke marijuana on the island, patients are allowed to consume other forms, but not in public.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), anorexia, anxiety, Crohn's disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, other conditions that cause cachexia, migraines, multiple sclerosis, other conditions that cause severe spasms, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury or other conditions that cause severe pain. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Rhode Island

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients, caregivers, and authorized purchasers can obtain cannabis from one of three state licensed compassion centers. Cannabis consumption must take place on private property.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
2.5oz
Medical
Required Testing

The Rhode Island Department of Health has stipulated all medical cannabis harvested by licensed cultivators and registered compassion centers be tested for safety and quality control. However, the DOH has yet to draft or adopt any official state testing regulations.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Cancer or cancer treatment including chemotherapy and radiation therapy Glaucoma or glaucoma treatment Hepatitis C or treatment for hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy Severe, debilitating, or chronic pain Severe nausea Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of: Multiple sclerosis Crohn’s disease Agitation related to Alzheimer’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – patient must be 18 or older This page was last updated September 5, 2018.

South Carolina

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

South Carolina allows for the use of medical CBD products with a physician recommendation. Extracts with less 15% CBD or more and no more than .09% THC are acceptable.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome or any other severe form of epilepsy that is not adequately treated by traditional medical therapies, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms, another condition that is severe and resistant to conventional medicine. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

South Dakota

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

People from all over the world travel to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore, but no one travels there for medical or adult-use marijuana. It is illegal.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Tennessee

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Marijuana is not legal in the Volunteer State, but individuals with a doctor recommendation can use CBD-rich extracts. In Tennessee, allowable CBD products include cannabis oil with less than .09% THC.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable seizures This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Texas

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

A physician may certify a patient for CBD-specific medical marijuana in Texas, but it may not be consumed in public. The Lone Star State allows for purchase to take place at a dispensary storefront. Only low levels of THC/high CBD cannabis oil is acceptable.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable epilepsy This page was last updated on May 8, 2018.

Utah

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Utah does not currently have a state-regulated, viable supply chain, or a state-sponsored method of obtaining CBD oil. HB 105 does not stipulate a point of access for hemp extracts for patients suffering with intractable epilepsy. HB 197 established a state dispensary effective Jan. 1, 2019, for the distribution of cannabis that has been processed into a medical doses. However, this will only be made available for patients deemed eligible by a state-licensed physician.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

Utah currently does not require lab testing.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable epilepsy This page was last updated on May 17, 2018.

Vermont

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients may only obtain cannabis from their designated dispensary, and may only designate one (1) dispensary at a time.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
1oz
Recreational
2oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
5g
Recreational
10g
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Cancer Chronic pain Crohn’s disease Epilepsy, or other seizures Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Multiple sclerosis Nausea Parkinson’s disease If the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) This page was last updated on June 29, 2018.

Virginia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Marijuana is not legal in the Old Dominion. Possession of CBD extracts high in CBD and low in THC is allowed for medical conditions approved by a physician. The state of Virginia defines allowable CBD as a processed cannabis extract with at least 15% CBD and no more than 5% THC or a resin/dilution with at least 5 mg of CBD per milliliter and no more than 5% THC or THC-A. Similarly, Virginia defines allowable THC-A oil as a processed cannabis extract that contains at least 15% THC-A but no more than 5% THC, or a resin/dilution with at least 5 mg of THC-A per ml but not more than 5% THC. CBD oil and THC-A oil are legal for medical use in the amount of a 30-day supply.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable epilepsy This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Washington

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Recreational cannabis may only be legally purchased from a state-licensed retailer. Patients and caregivers may also purchase medical cannabis from any state-licensed retailer. It remains illegal to consume cannabis or marijuana-infused products in public.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
1oz
Recreational
3oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
Varies
Recreational
Varies
Medical
Required Testing

Certified labs must be certified in the following tests by the WSLCB: Potency analysis [THCA/CBDA] Moisture analysis Foreign matter screening Microbiological screening Mycotoxin screening Residual solvent screening Heavy metal screening

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer HIV/AIDS Multiple Sclerosis Epilepsy or other seizure disorders Spasticity disorders Intractable pain Glaucoma Crohn’s disease Hepatitis C Anorexia Appetite loss Nausea Cachexia, or wasting syndrome Chronic renal failure Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Traumatic brain injury This page was last updated on May 17, 2018. 

West Virginia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In West Virginia, medical marijuana may be purchased at a dispensary storefront (not until 2019), but cannot be delivered or consumed in public. Patients will be permitted to purchase a 30 day supply, though dry flower will not be available, instead, patients may obtain cannabis-infused capsules, oils, topicals, patches and tinctures. Caregivers must be 21 and over but patients can potentially be under 18 if they obtain marijuana through a caregiver.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
30 day supply
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
30 day supply
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in a patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care including HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's disease, PTSD, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Sickle cell anemia, severe chronic or intractable pain, intractable seizures, spinal cord damage, or terminal illness. The Commission may approve additional applications if traditional treatment proves ineffective. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Wisconsin

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

There is plenty of cheese in Wisconsin, but only possession of CBD products is allowed for a medical condition for which a physician has recommended CBD treatment.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Wyoming

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Wyoming is full of mountain ranges and national monuments, but they still have not legalized adult-use or medical marijuana.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Alberta

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis will be sold in privately owned, government-monitored stores that must acquire their cannabis from a federally-approved supplier. The businesses must be cannabis and accessory specialty stores and separate from alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceuticals. Adult use consumers can also purchase their cannabis online.Smoking marijuana outdoors and public spaces is left up to municipalities, with some, such as Edmonton, tightening restrictions on all smoking and others, such as Calgary, implementing complete public smoking bans.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
18+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Attention deficit or attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on September 26, 2018.

British Columbia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis may be purchased at BC Cannabis Stores. Smoking will be allowed on private property and residences with the property owner’s approval. Smoking marijuana will generally be allowed in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

ADD/ADHD Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Crohn’s disease Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Irritable bowel syndrome Kidney failure, including dialysis patients Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated September 7, 2018.

Canada Overview

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The national government has left it to the provinces and territories to determine the sale of cannabis. Provinces and territories have the power to decide where cannabis can be consumed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
18+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

ADD/ADHD Alzheimer’s Disease Anxiety Arthritis Back & Neck Problems Brain Injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Crohn’s disease Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Irritable bowel syndrome Kidney failure, including dialysis treatments Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crash-related injuries This page was last updated September 6, 2018.

Manitoba

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The provincial government in February 2018 announced four retail groups that had been approved to open about 30 stores. Smoking is prohibited in most public spaces, including parks and beaches, as well as many locations where liquor and tobacco are allowed. It will be allowed on private property.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s Disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating Disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure/Dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 5, 2018.

New Brunswick

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Smoking will not be allowed in public places, and cannabis was added by the government to banned substances in its Smoke-free Places Act

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on October 16, 2018.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Consumers in Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to purchase from private retailers in at least 24 locations approved, overseen, and supplied by providers licensed by the government’s Liquor Corporation. Smoking in Newfoundland and Labrador will only be allowed in private residences and on private property, and will not be allowed in public spaces, workplaces, or vehicles.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 8, 2018.

Northwest Territories

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect October 17, 2018, consumers in the Northwest Territories will only be able to purchase recreational cannabis through liquor stores supplied and overseen by the government’s Liquor Commission, which will establish a system similar to that used for alcohol. Smoking will generally be allowed in places where tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed. It will be allowed on private property as well as trails, highways, streets and public parks, unless those are being used for public events.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on October 16, 2018.

Nova Scotia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect, non-medical cannabis will be available in government liquor stores run by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. Smoking will not be allowed in most public places. The Nova Scotia Smoke-Free Places Act, which requires all indoor workplaces and public places, outdoor areas of restaurants, bars, lounges, and cabarets to be smoke-free, was expanded to cover cannabis.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 15, 2018.

Nunavut

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Recreational cannabis will only be available for purchase under the direction of the new Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission. Smoking will be allowed in limited places indoors and outdoors where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted. It will be allowed in private residences as long as odors cannot be detected from another dwelling.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 12, 2018.

Ontario

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect, consumers in Ontario will only be able to purchase adult use cannabis online through the public Ontario Cannabis Store, a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board. Smoking recreational cannabis is permitted wherever smoking tobacco is allowed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Cannabis may be purchased at BC Cannabis Stores. Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated September 26, 2018.

Prince Edward Island

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Smoking will not be allowed in most public places, with exceptions for certain areas in multi-unit and communal living spaces. The Smoke-free Places Act, which restricts where a person may smoke any substance, also applies.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 16, 2018.

Quebec

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect, consumers in Quebec will only be able to purchase recreational cannabis through stores and online through the public SQDC website. Smoking will generally be allowed in places where tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
150 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on October 15, 2018.

Saskatchewan

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis will be sold in privately owned and supplied stores, monitored by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. Smoking in public is not allowed. It will be allowed on private property and residences with the property owners’ approval.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders This page was last updated September 27, 2018.

Yukon

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Recreational marijuana will initially only be available in one (1) government store in Whitehorse. Smoking will not be allowed in most public places, with the government allowing for “the potential to allow consumption in other spaces in the future.”

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
19+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
30 grams
Recreational
150 grams
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 16, 2018.

Australia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

While the laws surrounding cannabis in specific states of Australia vary, medical marijuana has been made legal throughout the country, but only for the most severe illnesses and only under a doctor’s care (and with a prescription). Adult-use is illegal.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the country.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

There are no specific conditions at the federal level. Below is the status in each territory: New South Wales - Limited amnesty under the Medicinal Cannabis Compassionate Use Scheme for adults (18+) with a terminal illness who apply. Clinical trials for other patients are ongoing. Northern Territory - see the TGA federal access schemes. Queensland - Certain specialists can apply to be patient-class prescribers; others can only apply as single-patient. Doctors must present scientific evidence for the specific condition. The DOH site lists MS/muscle spasms, chemo-induced nausea/vomiting, epilepsy with severe seizures, and palliative care. South Australia - Prescribers must obtain “Section 18A” authority unless the patient is 70+, or a Notified Palliative Care Patient. Patients can only use cannabis for less than two months. Tasmania - Not restricted to particular conditions - As of 9/1/2017, certain specialists can apply to prescribe to patients with serious and chronic illness. Victoria - Currently available to children with severe epilepsy (though cannabis was legalized by the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016, and an Independent Medical Advisory Committee is advising an additional eligible patient classes) - patients can still apply via the Commonwealth schemes. Western Australia - Certain doctors (neurologists, rehab physicians or other specialists determined by the CEO of the WA DOH) may apply for a special WA DOH authorization in addition to federal authorization. Patients can’t have history of psychosis, bipolar disorder, or substance abuse (except where special preventative measures are taken). This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Germany

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In Germany, medical marijuana is legal but adult-use is not. Delivery services and public consumption are illegal. Marijuana can only be purchased from pharmacies.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
N/A
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
N/A
Recreational
100g/month
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
100g/month
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Terpenes and Microbiological.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Doctors can prescribe for patients for various reasons that are not listed by Germany’s cannabis agency, but only patients with serious conditions will qualify for reimbursement under the public insurance scheme. E.g., multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, nausea due to chemo treatment, cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Parkinson’s diseases, etc. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Netherlands

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In the Netherlands, cannabis for adult-use is illegal unless it is purchased and consumed in a coffee shop (social consumption lounge). Medical cannabis is available only in Dutch pharmacies. Although cannabis concentrates can be found to purchase, they are considered hard drugs and are illegal.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
18+
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
5g
Recreational
16g
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
N/A
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Terpenes and Microbiological.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Pain and muscle spasms or cramps associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord damage; nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss and debilitation due to cancer or AIDS; nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy used in the treatment of cancer, hepatitis C or HIV infection and AIDS; chronic pain (mainly pain associated with the nervous system, for example that caused by a damaged nerve, phantom pain, facial neuralgia or chronic pain which remains after the recovery from shingles); Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; therapy-resistant glaucoma; Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, epilepsy, itching, migraine, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, ADD and brain trauma. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Spain

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In Spain, there is no limit to the amount of marijuana you are allowed to possess (unless authorities have reason to believe you are distributing). While public consumption is technically illegal, social cannabis clubs are an exception. These clubs are also where consumers purchase marijuana. Membership is only open to Spanish citizens.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
18+
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
98g
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
98g
Recreational
N/A
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the country.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A - there is no medical marijuana, only adult-use. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Switzerland

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In Switzerland, adult-use marijuana is illegal, though possession of a minor amount of potency (with no more than one percent THC) has been decriminalized to a fine. There are more than 140 licensed retailers selling low-THC cannabis for medical purposes. Public consumption is illegal.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
Not specified
Recreational
Not specified
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
10g
Recreational
10g
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
10g
Recreational
10g
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the country.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

Uruguay

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Uruguay is among the leading countries with cannabis regulations that allow people to purchase, possess and consume. The country has legalized both adult-use and medical. Cannabis can only be purchased at pharmacies and cannot be smoked in enclosed public places.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
18+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
40g
Recreational
40g
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
40g
Recreational
40g
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the country.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cannabis is made available through the Ministry of Public Health and is regulated for few medical uses, including pain relief, as in the case of cancer, as well as convulsions or epilepsy, degenerative neurological diseases. Cannabis can also be recommended to patients in rehabilitation for addiction. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.