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- 1In 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.
- 3California 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.
- 4Since 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.
- 5Connecticut became the 17th state to allow medical marijuana in 2012.
- 6In 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.
- 8Since 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.