Where marijuana is legal in the United States

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Since then, the medical use of cannabis has been legalized in 38 states and the District of Columbia. The recreational or adult-use of cannabis is also legal in D.C. and 19 states.

Map showing where medical and adult-use marijuana is legal in the United States.

 

StateRecreationalYear legalized (Rec)MedicalYear legalized (Med)
CaliforniaYes2016Yes1996
AlaskaYes2014Yes1998
NevadaYes2016Yes1998
OregonYes2014Yes1998
WashingtonYes2012Yes1998
MaineYes2016Yes1999
ColoradoYes2012Yes2000
HawaiiNoYes2000
MontanaYes2020Yes2004
VermontYes2020Yes2004
Rhode IslandNoYes2006
New MexicoYes2021Yes2007
MichiganYes2018Yes2008
ArizonaYes2020Yes2010
New JerseyYes2020Yes2010
DelawareNoYes2011
ConnecticutYes2021Yes2012
MassachusettsYes2016Yes2012
IllinoisYes2019Yes2013
MarylandNoYes2013
New HampshireNoYes2013
MinnesotaNoYes2014
New YorkYes2021Yes2014
GeorgiaNoYes2015
LouisianaNoYes2015
ArkansasNoYes2016
FloridaNoYes2016
North DakotaNoYes2016
OhioNoYes2016
PennsylvaniaNoYes2016
IowaNoYes2017
West VirginiaNoYes2017
MissouriNoYes2018
OklahomaNoYes2018
UtahNoYes2018
MississippiNoNo
South DakotaYes2020Yes2020
VirginiaNoYes2020
AlabamaNoYes2021
IdahoNoNo
IndianaNoNo
KansasNoNo
KentuckyNoNo
NebraskaNoNo
North CarolinaNoNo
South CarolinaNoNo
TennesseeNoNo
TexasNoNo
WisconsinNoNo
WyomingNoNo
District of ColumbiaYes2015Yes2011
Does not include states that have legalized only CBD-based oils.