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Where is Marijuana Legal?
The use, possession, sale, cultivation, and transportation of cannabis is illegal under federal law in the United States. However, the federal government has articulated that if a state passes a law to decriminalize cannabis for recreational or medical use, they can do so, under the condition that a regulation system for cannabis is in place. Cannabis is listed as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the highest classification under the legislation. This means that the substance has been claimed by the U.S. federal government to have both "high abuse potential and no established medical use" (but I think we all know those are the 2 biggest lies the prohibitionists ever told).
Which States Legalized Marijuana?
Individual state laws do not always conform to the federal standard. State-level proposals for the rescheduling of cannabis have met with mixed success. Currently, the use of BOTH recreational and medicinal marijuana has been entirely legalized in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. The cities of Portland and South Portland in Maine; as well as Keego Harbor, Michigan, have fully legalized marijuana for BOTH medical and recreational use. The District of Columbia has fully legalized recreational and medical marijuana, but recreational commercial sale is currently blocked by Congress. 12 states have both medical marijuana and decriminalization laws. 10 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico have only legalized medical marijuana. 3 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands have only decriminalized possession laws. The remaining 22 states and 2 inhabited territories state that marijuana possession and sales are illegal and prohibited entirely.
Illegal at the federal level (but legal at the state level in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska and the cities of Portland and South Portland, Maine and in Washington, D.C.; decriminalized in 18 states, medicinal legal in 25 states and Guam. All Indian Reservations are allowed to regulate cannabis laws; laws vary by reservation.)
Illegal at the federal level (but legal at the state level with a state issued license in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Legal medicinal sales in several additional states. All Indian Reservations are allowed to regulate cannabis laws; laws vary by reservation. )
Illegal at the federal level (but legal at the state level within the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Legal for medicinal patients in several additional states. All Indian Reservations are allowed to regulate cannabis laws; laws vary by reservation.)
Illegal at the federal level (but legal at the state level for individuals/commercial in Colorado, Alaska and Oregon, individual but not commercial in Washington, D.C., and only commercially in Washington. Medicinal growing is legal in several states as well. All Indian Reservations are allowed to regulate cannabis laws; laws vary by reservation.)
Laws vary by state, Territory, Indian Reservation, and Washington, DC. Federal law classifies cannabis as a Schedule I substance, the same classification as heroin. The United States Supreme Court has ruled in Gonzales v. Raich that the federal government has the power to regulate and criminalize cannabis, even for medical purposes. The Department of Justice recently allowed recognized Indian reservations to regulate marijuana within their reservation. However, despite the Department of Justice stating that federally recognized Indian reservations have the right to regulate cannabis on their land, the Department of Justice's agency, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been raiding and/or destroying cannabis crops on several reservations creating a double standard among U.S. enforcement agencies.
Adam Locketz, M.D. of TimeWise Medical is a registered health care practitioner and expert on the use of medical marijuana (medical cannabis) to treat qualifying conditions in the state of Minnesota. At TimeWise Medical you are able to become certified with the MN registry in order to receive your medical marijuana card.