A Sampling of Medical Cannabis State Legislations

The use of medical cannabis in any of the American states that have legalized it comes with a set of limitations. These regulations not only help to protect against abusive users, but are also designed to protect the rights to access of patients permitted to use it.

Here’s a quick state-by-state sampling of the limitations imposed by state legislation and applied by legitimate medical marijuana dispensaries on medical cannabis users:

  1. Alaskans may use medical marijuana for either a $20 or $25 fee. They are allowed to possess up to one ounce of usable cannabis, three mature plants, and three immature plants.

  2. Arizonians must fork out up to $150 for the right to possess and use up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, or own up to 12 plants.

  3. Californians can have eight ounces of medical marijuana on them for up to $66. They may also own up to either 6 mature plants or 12 immature plants.

  4. Massachusetts residents are allowed access to a sixty day supply of cannabis for personal medical use. The fee for this privilege is still being discussed.

  5. Maine residents have access to 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana and can grow up to six plants without having to pay a fee.

  6. New Mexicans are also provided the right to use medical marijuana for free. They may have up to 24 ounces in their possession and grow up to 24 plants—6 mature and 18 immature.


Posted on December 25, 2013, in Health and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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