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The 11 States with Legal Marijuana and the Next 5 States to Legalize

American Marijuana

On June 25, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize adult-use (recreational) marijuana. The law goes into effect on Jan 1, 2020.

States throughout America are starting to legalize marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes. Below is a list by Esquire of all the recreational states and a summary of their laws.

Alaska

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana
  • legal to grow up to six marijuana plants per household

California

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
  • legal to grow up to six plants per household

Colorado

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana
  • legal to grow up to six plants per household

District of Columbia

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to two ounces
  • legal to grow up to six plants per household

Illinois

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana (but only 15 grams for non-Illinois residents)
  • legal for medical marijuana patients to grow up to five plants per household

Maine

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to 2.5 ounces
  • legal to grow up to three flowering plants per household

Massachusetts

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
  • legal to grow up to six plants per household

Michigan

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to 2.5 ounces
  • legal to grow up to 12 plants per household

Nevada

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
  • legal to grow up to six plants per household

Oregon

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce on their person and up to eight ounces at home
  • legal to grow up to four plants per person

Vermont

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
  • legal to grow up to six plants per household

Washington

  • legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce
  • illegal to grow plants

These states will likely be the next to legalize cannabis for adult-use in 2020:

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio

 



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