Legal cannabis states map. Medical marijuana is legal in 33. State marijuana laws in 2018 map thirty three states and the district of columbia currently have passed laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. State also has a medical marijuana law. In december 2018 alabama attorney general steve marshall updated a public notice on the legal status of cbd.
Massachusetts made history tuesday with the launch of the first recreational marijuana stores on the east coast more than two years after voters decided to legalize non medical cannabis. In the united states the use of cannabis for medical purposes is legal in 33 states four out of five permanently inhabited us. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. States with legal medical marijuana and sales.
The international legal framework on drug control is provided by three united nations conventions which instruct countries to limit drug supply and use to medical and scientific purposes. Police and prosecution services in all canadian jurisdictions are currently capable of pursuing criminal charges for cannabis marketing without a licence issued by health canada. Fourteen other states have more restrictive laws limiting thc content for the purpose of allowing access to products that are rich in cannabidiol cbd. Territories and the district of columbia as of january 2019.
As a result of the 2018 farm bill the notice states cbd derived from industrial hemp with a thc concentration of not more than 3 can be legally produced sold and possessed in the state of alabama. States with medical marijuana laws states that have removed jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana states that have both a medical marijuana law and have removed jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana marijuana is legal for adults and is taxed and regulated similarly to alcohol. The following states have medical marijuana laws enacted.