Legal Medical Marijuana States in the USA

Many experts and political parties have debated over the legalization of marijuana for medical use. As per the researchers, marijuana or weed can be used in treating the heroin addiction and the use of weed also reduces the size of cancer cells. The tests have been really successful in the controlled environment of laboratories. In addition to this, some doctors also prefer prescribing the herb for suppressing the pain as this herb doesn’t come with any side effect. At present, there are 29 states with legal weed for medical usage. And below is the list of states that legalized the consumption of marijuana for medical usage. Apart from this, there are another 8 states that legalized the usage of weed for recreation purpose.

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States with Legalized medical Weed

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington and Washington DC
  • West Virginia

In these states, it is possible to obtain the marijuana for the medical purpose and the only thing that you need to obtain marijuana is the consent from the doctor. In addition to this, there are certain restrictions which vary from one state to another like in West Virginia you can’t possess more than 30 days of supply of marijuana whereas in Washington it is illegal to possess more than 2 oz. of dried marijuana. While consuming weed, just ensure that you have the necessary permission from the doctor and do understand the difference between the prescribed marijuana and recommended marijuana. Many states have also passed laws in regards to affirmative defense where the convict can mention the medical use of marijuana to avoid legal proceedings.