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.

Alaska

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational users in The Last Frontier, with a few limitations. Users can only purchase it at retail storefronts or have it delivered by a primary caregiver. Consuming in public is illegal.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

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).

Arizona

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Patients in the Grand Canyon State may obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary, delivery service, their designated caregiver, another patient or from home cultivation. Adult-use consumption and sales are not legal in the state. Marijuana may not be smoked in public places.

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

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn's Disease, agitation of Alzheimer's Disease, and a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes: Cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis.

Arkansas

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In 2016, residents of The Natural State voted in favor of medical marijuana. Qualifying patients have to wait until early 2018--when dispensaries are finally allowed to operate--to legally purchase their medication. Public consumption is illegal. Patients under the age of 21 cannot legally smoke medical marijuana. Additionally, inhaling marijuana flower is not permitted in the presence of pregnant women and children 14 and under. Qualifying patients are required to pay a 4% state tax on marijuana purchases.

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

Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV, hepatitis C, ALS, Tourette's syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, PTSD, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's disease (or the treatment of these conditions), a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, intractable pain, severe nausea, seizures including those characteristic of epilepsy, severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis).

California

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The Golden State permits both adult-use and medical marijuana, but doesn’t allow consumption in public. You can purchase marijuana at a retail storefront or have it delivered (in some cities). If a medical marijuana patient has a caregiver, that person can purchase marijuana for them. All cannabis products are subject to a state excise tax of 15%, sales tax (ranging from 7.5%-10%) and a local excise tax (not every city has one). Medical patients are not subject to sales and use tax if they provide his/her Medical Marijuana Identification Card and a valid government identification card. *Possession limits indicate the amount to purchase/possess in total, not of each, though certain medical patients may purchase/possess more. See your doctor for more information.

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

Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Plant Growth Regulators, Microbiological, Mycotoxin, Residual Solvents, Moisture/Water Content and Foreign Material.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

HIV/AIDS, anorexia, cachexia, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraines, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, epilepsy, and severe nausea. Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either: (A) Substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. (B) If not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health.

Colorado

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Known as the Highest State, Colorado offers storefront or delivery options, depending on local legislation. Caregivers may purchase for and provide marijuana to patients. Businesses can apply for a license to allow consumption on their premises. Restrictions apply based on the municipality. Adult-use consumers pay a 15% state retail tax rate and an additional 10% special sales tax. Medical patients pay a 2.9% state sales tax.

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

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

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, severe pain, or any other medical condition or treatment for such conditions as approved by the state health agency.

Connecticut

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Medical marijuana is legal in the Constitution State and deliveries are allowed only from a caregiver to a patient unable to purchase from a dispensary. Public consumption is illegal. If you possess more than 42 ounces of marijuana without the tax stamp, you will be subject to a tax of $3.50 per gram (or portion thereof) of marijuana, $200.00 per gram (or portion thereof) of a controlled substance that is sold by weight, and $2,000.00 per each 50 dosage units (or portion thereof) of a controlled substance that is not sold by weight. Newer laws are currently being proposed.

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

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Microbiological and Mycotoxin.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy or uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder, cachexia, wasting syndrome, Crohn's disease, PTSD, irreversible spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis or a terminal illness requiring end-of-life care (except if the qualifying patient is under 18 years of age); “debilitating medical condition” means terminal illness requiring end-of-life care, irreversible spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, severe epilepsy or uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder, or any medical condition, medical treatment or disease approved for qualifying patients by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to regulations adopted under section 21a-408m.

Delaware

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Medical marijuana is legal in the “Small Wonder” and can be purchased from a compassion center. For Delawareans, home cultivation and public consumption are illegal.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, HIV/AIDS, decompensated cirrhosis, ALS, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, PTSD, intractable epilepsy, autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior, or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe pain, intractable nausea, seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis.

District of Columbia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Adult-use and medical marijuana is legal in the nation’s capital, but only medical marijuana can be purchased at a dispensary storefront. Up to one ounce of adult-use cannabis can be transferred or gifted from one adult to another in a not-for-profit transaction, but it is illegal to sell. Public consumption is illegal. *Concentrates in the District of Columbia are a Schedule II drug and illegal for both recreational and medical marijuana users. D.C. Code § 48-902.06(F).

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

Qualifying medical conditions means "any condition for which treatment with medical marijuana would be beneficial, as determined by the patient's physician."

Florida

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Residents of the Sunshine State may be prescribed medical marijuana, but adult-use is still banned. Medication may be purchased through a dispensary and delivery service is available in some municipalities. Cannabis flower is not available for sale and it is illegal to possess and use smokable products, however, cannabis oils, topicals, tinctures and edibles are available. Consumption in public is illegal.

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

Cannabinoids

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or any other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated and for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. Patients cannot yet smoke medical marijuana -- only non-smokable forms are allowed. And yes, “Snowbirds” are eligible to receive medical marijuana.

Georgia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Georgia legalized medical marijuana, but has no allowance for sale or purchase within state lines. Instead, patients must purchase their medicine from neighboring states. There is no public consumption and products may only be in CBD form. Low-THC oils are the only allowable THC product and patients can possess up to 20 ounces containing no more than 5% THC and an amount of CBD equal to or greater than that of THC.

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 fluid oz
Medical
Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, ALS, seizure disorders related to epilepsy or head trauma, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson's disease, sickle cell disease, Tourette's syndrome, autism, epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer's disease, HIV/AIDS, peripheral neuropathy.

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.”

Hawaii

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Hawaii allows medical marijuana patients to possess up to four ounces of usable marijuana and to grow up to seven plants. Marijuana may be purchased from a dispensary storefront, but may never be enjoyed on the beach or other public places. Medical patients pay a 4-4.5% tax (depending on the island). Aloha!

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

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Microbiological, Mycotoxin, Residual Solvents and Moisture/Water Content.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or the treatment of these conditions; a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: Cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy), severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis or Crohn's disease), or PTSD, or any other medical condition approved by DOH in the admin rules.

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

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.

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

Iowa

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The Hawkeye State allows CBD for medical patients only through storefronts or online. Certain patients may have CBD delivered by their primary caregiver. Don’t take it outside - public consumption is not allowed. Medical consumers pay 6% state sales tax (with localities’ power to levy additional taxes).

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

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.

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

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

Louisiana

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Louisiana has recently shown a little love to medical marijuana with the passage of SB 271 and SB 180. The bills have yet to go into effect though, so as of now marijuana in any form is illegal (but decriminalized).

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

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizure disorders including those characteristics of epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, spasticity, severe and persistent muscle spasms including those characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis or Crohn's disease.

Maine

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Take “Vacationland” to the next level and enjoy legal adult-use and medical marijuana during your next stay in Maine. Depending on local laws, marijuana can be purchased from a storefront, but they won’t be open until sometime in 2018. Public consumption is illegal. Adult-use consumers pay a 10% sales tax.

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

Pesticides

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, nail-patella syndrome or the treatment of these conditions, a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain, a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe nausea, or seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; post-traumatic stress disorder, opiate or pharmaceutical drug addiction and recovery, or any other medical condition or its treatment as determined by a physician.

Maryland

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Medical marijuana is legal in the Free State and available only at dispensaries. Edible cannabis will not be sold in dispensaries, but some extracts can be added to foods at home. Public consumption is illegal.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Patients who have a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in the patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care, cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, PTSD. A physician may be registered as a certifying physician to treat a patient who has a condition that is: Severe, for which other medical treatments have been ineffective and if the symptoms reasonably can be expected to be relieved by the medical use of cannabis.

Massachusetts

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In the Bay State, both adult-use and medical marijuana are legal, however, adult-use sales will not commence until the summer of 2018. Depending on local laws, you may either purchase from a storefront or order delivery when recreational sales commence. Public consumption is illegal, but that may change soon. Adult-use consumers will pay a 10.75% state tax and 6.25% sales tax.

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

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Plant Growth Regulators, Microbiological, Mycotoxin and Residual Solvents.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Multiple Sclerosis when such diseases are debilitating, and other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient's certifying physician, including if the physician has determined the applicant has a life-limiting illness.

Michigan

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

This year, qualifying patients of the Great Lake State may purchase medical marijuana from dispensary storefronts in cities that have adopted the state’s new medical marijuana rules. Patients may not smoke or consume in public. Medical patients’ marijuana purchases are taxed at 3%.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, nail patella (or the treatment of these conditions), a chronic or debilitating disease, medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures (including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy), or severe and persistent muscle spasms (including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis).

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.

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

Missouri

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In the “Show Me” State, only CBD-rich extracts are allowable for approved medical conditions with a physician recommendation. Patients may possess 20 ounces of extract that contains 5% CBD or more and less than .03% THC.

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

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Intractable epilepsy. A parent or legal guardian may be a registration card holder for a minor patient with intractable epilepsy.

Montana

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

One of the gems you can find in the Treasure State is the availability of medical marijuana. It may be purchased in a dispensary storefront or cultivated, but never consumed in public.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by the state.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS when the condition or disease results in symptoms that seriously and adversely affect the patient's health status, cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe chronic pain that is persistent pain of severe intensity that significantly interferes with daily activities, intractable nausea or vomiting, epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's, painful peripheral neuropathy, muscle spasms.

Nebraska

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Marijuana is not legal in any form in the Cornhusker 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

Nevada

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

People in Nevada may legally purchase adult-use marijuana at a dispensary storefront or via a delivery service. Consumption in public is illegal. Even though cigarette smoking is prevalent in casinos and hotels throughout the state, tobacco laws are not the same as marijuana laws and fines for public marijuana consumption can be as high as $600. There is a 15% wholesale and 10% excise tax for adult use purchases. Medical marijuana patients do not pay the 10% retail excise tax.

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

Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Microbiological, Mycotoxin, Residual Solvents, Moisture/Water Content and Foreign Material.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Glaucoma, a medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces: Cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, severe pain, and any other medical condition classified as a chronic or debilitating medical condition.

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.or.

New Jersey

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a priority for New Jersey in 2018. Medical marijuana has been available for purchase in dispensary storefronts since 2010, so long as patients have a physician's recommendation. Public consumption is illegal. Medical patients’ marijuana purchases are responsible for paying a 7% sales tax.

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

Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Microbiological and Foreign Material.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Anxiety, Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, Chronic pain in the Internal organs, abdomen, or intestines, Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease, Migraines, Muscular dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis, Tourette's syndrome, Terminal cancer or illness, if the physician determines the patient has less than 12 months to live. Patients will also qualify if they are resistant or intolerant to conventional therapy for Glaucoma, Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Seizure disorder, including epilepsy.

New Mexico

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In the Land of Enchantment, you can find cacti, sunshine and medical marijuana. In New Mexico, it is legal to purchase marijuana at a dispensary, order for delivery or grow your own. Public consumption is illegal.

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

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Microbiological, Mycotoxin, Residual Solvents and Moisture/Water Content.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, admitted into hospice care in accordance with rules promulgated by the department or any other medical condition (as approved by the Department of Health).

New York

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

If you are caught with an amount of cannabis product greater than the 30-day supply recommended by your doctor, local police may write you a citation. Licensed dispensaries in New York do not sell smokable or edible marijuana, patients are allowed to purchase products including topicals such as lotions, ointments and patches, as well as solid and semi-solid products including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges. Certain non-smokable forms of ground plant material will also be permissible for manufacture and distribution. New Yorkers may walk into a storefront or get their medication delivered, but it may not be consumed in public. Medical patients pay a 7% excise tax.

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

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Plant Growth Regulators, Microbiological and Mycotoxin.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, PTSD, neuropathies, Huntington's disease, and any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated with, or a complication of, an approved condition or its treatment: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, or such conditions as added by the commissioner.

North Carolina

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

North Carolinians boast “First in Freedom” on license plates, but that doesn’t apply to enjoying marijuana. The state only allows CBD-rich products with a physician recommendation. Allowable products include extracts with less than .09% THC and at least 5% CBD by weight. While there is no specific age limit for patients, caregivers must be 18 or older.

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

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.

Ohio

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Ohio is one of the latest states to get on board with legal medical marijuana, but a lot of the laws are to-be-determined (limit, delivery, etc.). The Buckeye State allows its marijuana patients to purchase at a dispensary storefront, but it may not 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
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

HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, ALS, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Crohn's disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder;, fibromyalgia;, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, Multiple Sclerosis, pain that is chronic, severe, and intractable, Parkinson's disease, PTSD, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette's syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis. Any other disease or condition added by the state medical board. Individuals can petition the state medical board to add conditions.

Oklahoma

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

One might think marijuana is completely illegal in Oklahoma, but there’s a sliver of an exception: a physician may administer CBD oil to qualifying patients. There are no dispensaries or delivery services, though. Allowable products include liquids with CBD and no more than .03% THC derived from seeds or mature stalks.

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

Pediatric epilepsy, spasticity due to Multiple Sclerosis or due to paraplegia, intractable nausea and vomiting and appetite stimulation with chronic wasting diseases.

Oregon

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The Beaver State boasts both adult-use and medical legality. Marijuana may not be consumed in public. It may be purchased at a storefront or ordered for delivery. Adult-use consumers pay a 17% state tax with the option for municipalities to add 3%. There is no tax for medical marijuana patients.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?
21+
Recreational
18+
Medical
Possession Limit
for Flower
8oz
Recreational
24oz
Medical
Possession Limit
for Concentrates
Various
Recreational
24oz
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabinoids, Pesticides, Microbiological, Residual Solvents and Moisture/Water Content.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, glaucoma, a degenerative or pervasive neurological condition, HIV/AIDS (or a side effect related to the treatment of those medical conditions), a medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following: cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, persistent muscle spasms, PTSD; or any other medical condition or side effect related to the treatment of a medical condition adopted by the Oregon Health Authority by rule.

Pennsylvania

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Medical marijuana is legal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, however, cannabis flower and other smokable products are prohibited. It may be purchased at a storefront, but delivery is prohibited. Public consumption is illegal. Patients may purchase and possess up to a 30 day supply. Patients pay a 5% wholesale excise tax.

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

Cannabinoids, Pesticides, Microbiological, Residual Solvents and Moisture/Water Content.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, Huntington's disease, Crohn's disease, PTSD, intractable seizures, glaucoma, sickle cell anemia, Autism, severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective.

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.

Rhode Island

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The Ocean State, otherwise known as “Little Rhody,” allows its qualifying residents to legally buy medical marijuana from a dispensary or via a delivery service. Patients can purchase and possess up to two and one-half ounces. Public consumption is illegal.

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

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, or the treatment of these conditions; A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or its treatment, that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe, debilitating, chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures (including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy), or severe and persistent muscle spasms (including but not limited to those characteristic of Crohn's disease), agitation of Alzheimer's Disease, or any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the department.

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.

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

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

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

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

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A

Vermont

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Vermont allows for the personal cultivation of up to two plants and possession of one ounce of cannabis for adults over the age of 21. The state also has a medical marijuana program. Marijuana cannot be consumed in public and the sale of nonmedical cannabis is prohibited. Medical patients may purchase their medicine at a storefront or from a delivery service.

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

Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, or the treatment of these conditions, if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms; or a disease, medical condition, or its treatment that is chronic, debilitating, and produces severe, persistent, and one or more of the following intractable symptoms: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, or seizures.

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

Washington

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Medical and adult-use marijuana is legal in the Evergreen State. Smoking, eating or vaping is illegal in public. Delivery is not available. Both adult-use consumers and medical patients pay a 37% excise tax on a marijuana purchase.

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
Various
Recreational
Various
Medical
Required Testing

Cannabinoids, Pesticides, Microbiological, Residual Solvents, Moisture/Water Content and Foreign Material.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Cancer, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy or other seizure or spasticity disorder, intractable pain (pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications), glaucoma (either acute or chronic increased intraocular pressure unrelieved by standard treatments and medications), Crohn's disease with debilitating symptoms unrelieved by standard treatments or medications, Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain unrelieved by standard treatments or medications; diseases including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity ( when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications), PTSD, traumatic brain injury.

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.

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

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

Alberta

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Canadian laws apply in Alberta, and new laws will be going into effect in July 2018. Some unique aspects include: Alberta residents are allowed to cultivate up to four indoor plants, and marijuana may be smoked wherever cigarettes may be smoked. Adults of a minimum age of 18 may purchase and use cannabis.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by this province.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Patients can be prescribed medical marijuana for a variety of illnesses, including: ADD/ADHD, arthritis, anxiety, depression, cancer, chronic pain, eating disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, loss of appetite, migraines, muscular dystrophy, nausea, vomiting, PTSD, sleep disorders and any other medical condition deemed treatable by medical marijuana by a physician.

British Columbia

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Canadian laws apply in British Columbia, and new laws will be going into effect in July 2018. One unique aspect for residents in BC: marijuana may be smoked wherever cigarettes may be smoked. British Columbia lawmakers have proposed prohibiting anyone under the age of 19 from purchasing.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by this province.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Common conditions include; MS, cancer, HIV, AIDS, severe arthritis, epilepsy, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, chronic nausea, colitis, Crohn's disease, kidney failure, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, muscular dystrophy, muscle spasms, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders, anxiety, Hepatitis C, depression. Note: a doctor is allowed to use marijuana to treat any medical condition.

Ontario

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Canadian laws apply in Ontario, and new laws will be going into effect in July 2018. Some unique aspect include: Ontario residents are allowed to cultivate up to four plants, and marijuana may be smoked only on private property and in private residences. Ontario lawmakers have proposed prohibiting anyone under the age of 19 from purchasing.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by this province.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Patients can receive a medical recommendation for the following, but are not limited to: ADD/ADHD, arthritis, anxiety and depression, cancer, chronic pain, eating disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/Aids, loss of appetite, migraines, muscular dystrophy, nausea and vomiting, PTSD, and sleep disorders.

Quebec

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Canadian laws apply in Quebec, and new laws will be going into effect in July 2018. Some unique aspect include: home cultivation will be illegal, and marijuana may be smoked wherever cigarettes may be smoked, with the exception of universities. Adults of a minimum age of 18 may purchase and use cannabis.

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

There is currently no lab testing required by this province.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Common conditions include; MS, cancer, HIV, AIDS, severe arthritis, epilepsy, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, chronic nausea, colitis, Crohn's disease, kidney failure, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, muscular dystrophy, muscle spasms, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders, anxiety, Hepatitis C, depression. Note: a doctor is allowed to use marijuana to treat any medical condition.

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

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS & 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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.