CHART: 21 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC – Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits

21 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana. 

State Year Passed How Passed (Yes Vote) Fee Possession Limit Accepts other states’ registry ID cards?
1. Alaska 1998 Ballot Measure 8 (58%) $25/$20 1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) No
2. Arizona 2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%) $150/$75 2.5 oz usable; 0-12 plants Yes
1996 Proposition 215 (56%) $66/$33 8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants No
2000 Ballot Amendment 20 (54%) $15 2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) No
5. Connecticut 2012 House Bill 5389 (96-51 House, 21-13 Senate) $100 One-month supply (exact amount to be determined) No
2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote) $100/$25 2 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determined No
7. Delaware 2011 Senate Bill 17 (27-14 House, 17-4 Senate) $125 6 oz usable No
2000 Senate Bill 862 (32-18 House; 13-12 Senate) $25 3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) No
9. Illinois 2013 House Bill 1 (61-57 House; 35-21 Senate) TBD 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days No
1999 Ballot Question 2 (61%) No fee 2.5 oz usable; 6 plants
11. Maryland 2014 House Bill 881 (125-11 House; 44-2 Senate) TBD 30-day supply, amount to be determined No
12. Massachusetts 2012 Ballot Question 3 (63%) $50 Sixty day supply for personal medical use unknown
2008 Proposal 1 (63%) $100/$25 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes
2004 Initiative 148 (62%) $75 1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings No
2000 Ballot Question 9 (65%) $100 1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) Yes
16. New
Hampshire
2013 House Bill 573 (284-66 House; 18-6 Senate) TBD Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period Yes
2010 Senate Bill 119 (48-14 House; 25-13 Senate) $200/$20 2 oz usable No
2007 Senate Bill 523 (36-31 House; 32-3 Senate) No fee 6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature) No
1998 Ballot Measure 67 (55%) $200/$60 24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature) No
2006 Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate) $75/$10 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes
2004 Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59) $50 2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature) No
1998 Initiative 692 (59%) No fee 24 oz usable; 15 plants No

You’ll find more detailed information about the laws in each state at ProCon.org.



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