Legal Marijuana States

Legal marijuana (cannabis) States | USA Medical & Recreational legalized States

Legalized Marijuana States

Legal Medical & Recreational Cannabis


How many States have marijuana legalizations in place?


Right now (Sept. 2018) 30 States have either medical marijuana and / or recreational cannabis laws in place.

(Can you say awesome?)


Legalized Marijuana States in 1970

Legal marijuana States in 1970

We have come a long way since 1970 - Shit, we have come a long way since 2000! That same year (1970) the Controlled Substance Act made cannabis a Schedule I drug and further prohibited its growth, research or use in these United States of America.

What were they thinking? - They were NOT thinking at all - IMO.

This plant saved our Country and our economy at least once prior and was also medically helping everyone with common ailments from cough syrup to teas for pains and inflammations and more. Anyway, that's another article all together. I remain completely focused here...(not).

We put together a little information on which States have medical marijuana laws and which States have legal adult recreational marijuana laws.


The following States have legalized

adult recreational use marijuana laws.


Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, & Washington.


States with legal cannabis use laws

Which States have pro-medical marijuana (cannabis) laws?

In addition to the 10 States listed above, the following 20 States ALL have some form of medical marijuana laws in place.


Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virgina


Legal marijuana States in the USA have taken these past years to do what the Federal government will not. According to our Federal Government, cannabis sativa is against federal law as it remains listed as a Schedule One drug with ZERO medicinal value (to the Federal government). Even though the federal government itself took out a Patent (#6630507) on the effects of cannabinoids on humans (and it's completely medical) - It is so hypocritical & typical.

However, these States have taken it upon themselves to enact some laws for the people and by the people because the federal government has not stopped their lying about the benefits of this miraculous God-given plant. Even though more than 60% of residents feel we should legalize marijuana, our Congress & politicians have refused to move on a federal level.


This miraculous plant should be removed (repealed) from the CSA Schedule completely (IMO).


Factoid: States with legalized marijuana have had 25% fewer OPIOID-related deaths


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