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Differences by State

This article accompanies Weed at Work.

Sunday, August 1, 2010
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According to ProCon.org, which regularly updates its data, 14 states have passed laws that legalize medical marijuana. At present, these are the states and permitted amounts:

Alaska: 1 ounce

California: 8 ounces

Colorado: 2 ounces

Hawaii: 3 ounces

Maine: 2.5 ounces

Michigan: 2.5 ounces

Montana: 1 ounce

Nevada: 1 ounce

New Jersey: 2 ounces

New Mexico: 6 ounces

Oregon: 24 ounces

Rhode Island: 2.5 ounces

Vermont: 2 ounces

Washington: 24 ounces

In addition, the District of Columbia recently enacted legislation that permits possession of 2 ounces of medically prescribed marijuana.

Arizona and Maryland have passed laws that, although favorable towards medical marijuana, do not legalize its use.

The ProCon.org site provides interactive, detailed information on when the laws were passed, what sort of registry ID is required as well as data on the medical conditions required for approval of marijuana possession and the ability of users to possess or cultivate pot, etc.

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See also:

Legalities of Medical Marijuana

Under the Influence

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