- 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.
- 9The medical marijuana laws in Maine have changed multiple times. In 1999, a little over 1 ounce of marijuana was allowed for doctors and their patients. In 2002, the amount of cannabis allowed doubled. In 2009, Maine voted in a law that required a registry of all medical marijuana users.
- 10Although medical marijuana in Maryland isn't technically legal, if a person is being persecuted for the possession of marijuana, the law is required to consider the medical necesity and then only offer a small fine.
- 11In 2012, the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative was passed with 63% of the vote.
- 12The Michigan Medical Marijuana Initiative was voted into law in 2008. There is a registry of all legal users and a medical marijuana ID card.
- 13In 2004, Initiative 148 eliminated all criminal punishment of the use of medical marijuana in Montana. Up to six marijuana plants are legal to own.
- 14New Hampshire became the 19th state to allow medical marijuana in 2013.
- 15Since 2000, Nevada citizens have been able to possess 1 ounce of marijuana and grow up to 7 cannabis plants.
- 16New Jersey legalized medical marijuana in 2010 for people with chronic illnesses.
- 17Senate Bill 523 made medical marijuana legal in New Mexico in 2007.
- 18In 1998, The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program was voted into law.
- 19Medical marijuana was legalized in Rhode Island in early 2006. Qualifying patients can possess 2.5 ounces and a maximum of 12 cannabis plants.
- 20Senate Bill 76, which was passed in 2004, allows for medical marijuana use for qualifying patients and possession of up to 2 ounces of cannabis.