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AlaskaIn 1998, the medical marijuana ballot passed in Alaska with 58% of the vote. As long as the seller has a license and the buyer has a certificate from a doctor, marijuana is a legal treatment for a myriad of ailments.
- 2In Arizona, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act legalized the use of cannabis for treatment of debilitating medical conditions. The act allows for 2.5 ounces of cannabis every two weeks, with a certificate from a doctor. The law also states that marijuana cannot be used in child care or educational facilities.
CaliforniaCalifornia has had the Compassionate Use Act on the books since 1996, allowing for marijuana use in medical situations. In 2003, a new bill was passe to ensure that those buying medical cannabis have a Statewide Medical Cannabis ID Card.
ColoradoSince 2000, Colorado has allowed for the use of medical marijuana. However, buyers may only have 2 ounces or less at a time or six plants. Also, consumption of marijuana in public or within public view is outlawed.
ConnecticutConnecticut became the 17th state to allow medical marijuana in 2012.
DelawareIn 2011, medical marijuana became legal in Delaware. People may possess up to 6 ounces at a time.
- 7Medical cannabis became legal in Hawaii in 2000 with Senate Bill 862.
IllinoisSince 2014, citizens of Illinois have been able to purchase 2.5 ounces or less of medical marijuana. However, the doctors that prescribes the cannabis treatment must have a previous relationship with the patient.