What are the Legal Limitations of Cannabis in Your State?

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For all curious cannabis connoisseurs, here is the legal limitations of use, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis per state for citizens 21 and older. What are the regulations for legal cannabis in my state? Colorado  Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 oz Limit of Plants Per Person: 6 plants Washington Limit of Weight […]

For all curious cannabis connoisseurs, here is the legal limitations of use, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis per state for citizens 21 and older.

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What are the regulations for legal cannabis in my state?

Colorado 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 6 plants

Washington
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 oz usable cannabis / 16 oz cannabis-infused solid / 72 oz cannabis-infused liquid
Limit of Plants Per Person: 0 plants

What are the regulations for medical marijuana in my state?

Medical marijuana states have enacted legislation that legalizes possession, and sometimes cultivation, of medicinal marijuana for state physician approved patients and/or their designated caregivers. In some states, collectives or dispensaries exist to help create safe access to medical cannabis.

Medical marijuana card Eligibility by State

*States with stars next to them accept medical cards from other progressive medical pot states.

Alaska
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 6 plants
Corresponding Legislation: Measure 8

Arizona*
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 0/12 plants
Corresponding Legislation: Prop. 203

California
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 8 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 6 mature or 12 immature
Corresponding Legislation: Prop. 215

Colorado
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 3 mature and 3 immature
Corresponding Legislation: Amendment 20

Connecticut
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: One month supply
Limit of Plants Per Person: Caregiver/Pharmacy system
Corresponding Legislation: HB 5398

Delaware*
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: SB17

Hawaii
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 6 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: SB862

Illinois
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5 oz per 14 days
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: N/A

Maine*
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 6 plants
Corresponding Legislation: Question 2

Maryland*
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 30 day supply for personal use
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: HB881

Massachusetts* 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 60 day supply for personal use
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: Question 3

Michigan* 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 12 plants
Corresponding Legislation: Proposal 1

Minnesota
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: SB2470

Montana
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 4 plants and 12 seedlings
Corresponding Legislation: Initiative 148

Nevada
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 7 plants
Corresponding Legislation: Question 9

New Hampshire
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 6 plants
Corresponding Legislation: HB 573

New Jersey
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: SB119

New Mexico
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 6 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 4 mature and 12 immature
Corresponding Legislation: SB523

New York 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 30 day supply of ‘dosage’
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: Assembly Bill 6357

Oregon
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 24 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 6 mature and 18 immature
Corresponding Legislation: Measure 67

Rhode Island*
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 12 plants
Corresponding Legislation: SB0710

Vermont
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 2 plants and 6 immature
Corresponding Legislation: SB76

Washington DC
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: No Growing Approved
Corresponding Legislation: Amendment Act B18-622

Washington
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 24 oz
Limit of Plants Per Person: 15 plants
Corresponding Legislation: Initiative 692

States that have legalized medicinal use of ‘CBD’

These states have legalized the use of high CBD, low THC cannabis (often Charlotte’s Web) for patients with severe conditions (such as Dravet’s Syndrome) under very limited and restrictive policies (usually enrolling patients in a clinical trials of CBD oil). CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant which has shown through scientific and anecdotal evidence to have incredible healing properties for individuals with cancer, epilepsy, and more. Find out more CBD here, and see scientific studies supporting it’s uses.

Alabama 
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: University of Alabama
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Producing
Corresponding Legislation: SB174

Florida
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Importing
Corresponding Legislation: SB1030

Iowa
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: University of Iowa
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Importing
Corresponding Legislation: Medical Cannabidiol Act

Georgia
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: ‘Academic Medical Center’
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Producing
Corresponding Legislation: HB885

Kentucky
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Producing
Corresponding Legislation: SB124

Tennessee
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: Tennessee Tech University
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Producing
Corresponding Legislation: SB2531

South Carolina (S1035, Producing, ‘Academic Medical Center’)
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: Tennessee Tech University
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Producing
Corresponding Legislation: SB2531

Mississippi
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: Unknown
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Unknown
Corresponding Legislation: HB1231

Missouri
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: Unknown
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Unknown
Corresponding Legislation: HB2238

Utah
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: Department of Agriculture
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Producing
Corresponding Legislation: HB105

Wisconsin
Organization Handling Clinical Trial: Unknown
Producing or Importing CBD Oil: Unknown
Corresponding Legislation: AB726

States that have Decriminalized Cannabis

Decriminalized states are states that have removed criminal penalties (arrest, court, jail time, fines, etc.) for possession of pot, usually replacing them with a fine or ticket. Please note that many cities have their own laws that may differ from state law. Penalties may differ for hash/concentrates/edibles/etc.

California
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: $100 fine

Connecticut
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1/2oz
Maximum Punishment: $150 fine

Hawaii 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 24 plants or 24oz
Maximum Punishment: $25

Maine 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5oz
Maximum Punishment: $200-600 fine

Maryland
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2 joints or less
Maximum Punishment: $100

Massachusetts
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: < 1oz
Maximum Punishment: $250 fine

Minnesota
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 42.5g/1.5oz
Maximum Punishment: $200 fine

Mississippi 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 30g
Maximum Punishment: $100-250 fine

Nebraska
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: $300 fine

Nevada
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: $600 fine

New Hampshire 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: $200 fine

New York
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 25g
Maximum Punishment: $250-350 fine

North Carolina
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 14g/0.5oz
Maximum Punishment: $200 fine

Ohio
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 100g/3.5oz
Maximum Punishment: $100 fine

Oregon
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: $500-1000 fine

Rhode Island
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 28.34g/1oz
Maximum Punishment: $150 fine

Vermont
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz of flowers/5g of hash
Maximum Punishment: Civil Fine

States that have criminal penalties for cannabis

These states have no state-wide decriminalization, medical marijuana, or legalization legislation enacted. Anywhere in these states it is possible to go to prison for pot possession. (arrest, court, jail time, fines, etc) for possession of pot./yexas Please note that many cities have their own laws that may differ from state law. Penalties may differ for hash/concentrates/edibles/etc.

Alabama
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: Any amount
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $6,000 fine

Arkansas 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2lbs
Maximum Punishment: 4 months – 2 years jail time / $750 fine

Delaware
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: 6 months jail time / $1,150 fine

District of Columbia 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1g
Maximum Punishment: 6 months jail time / $1,000 fine

Florida
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: >20g
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $1,000 fine

Georgia
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $1,000 fine

Idaho
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: 1yr jail time / $1,000 fine

Illinois
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2.5g
Maximum Punishment: 30 days jail time / $1,500 fine

Indiana
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 joint
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $5,000 fine

Iowa
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 joint
Maximum Punishment: 6 months jail time / $1,000 fine

Kansas
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: Any amount
Maximum Punishment: 2 yr jail time / $2,500 fine

Kentucky
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: >8oz
Maximum Punishment: 45 days jail time / $250 fine

Louisiana 
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1 joint
Maximum Punishment: 6 months jail time / $500 fine

Minnesota
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 1oz
Maximum Punishment: $100 fine

Missouri
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: >35g
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $1,000 fine

New Hampshire
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: Any amount
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $2,000 fine

North Dakota
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: >0.5oz
Maximum Punishment: 30 days jail time / $1,000 fine

Oklahoma
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: Any amount
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time

Pennsylvania
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 30g
Maximum Punishment: 30 days jail time / $500 fine

South Carolina
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: First offense
Maximum Punishment: 30 days jail time / $200 fine

South Dakota
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: >2oz
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $2,000 fine

Tennessee
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: First offense – 1/2oz
Maximum Punishment: 1 yr jail time / $250 fine

Texas
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: 2oz
Maximum Punishment: 180 days jail time / $2,000 fine

Utah
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: >1oz
Maximum Punishment: 6 months jail time / $1,000 fine

Virginia
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: First offense – 1/2oz
Maximum Punishment: 30 days jail time / $500 fine

Wisconsin
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: Any amount
Maximum Punishment: 6 months jail time / $1,000 fine

Wyoming
Limit of Weight of Cannabis Per Person: “Under the influence”
Maximum Punishment: 90 days jail time / $100 fine

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