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Cannabis: Laws, Regulations & Policy

Federal Law vs. State Law

It is important to understand that marijuana is still illegal under federal law, specifically Title 21 United States Code Controlled Substances Act. 

State Cannabis Programs 2019

List of States with Recreational, Medical, or No Access Programs
Recreational &
Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana CBD/Low THC Marijuana No Access
Alaska
California
Colorado
District of Columbia
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan 
Nevada
Oregon
Vermont
Washington
Arizona
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Illinois
Louisiana
Maryland
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Utah
West Virginia

Alabama
Georgia
Virginia
Wyoming
Iowa
Wisconsin
Texas
Mississippi
Indiana
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee

Idaho
Kansas
Nebraska
South Dakota

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures. (2018). State Medical Marijuana Laws. Retrieved from: http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-medical-marijuana-laws.aspx

Map of the U.S. indicating cannabis programs by state

Oregon Law & Policy Resources

Selected Research Articles Related to Marijuana Legalization

Policy Related Advocacy Groups