MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2004
- Any patient receiving hospice care
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Crohn's disease (effective July 1, 2017)
- HIV or AIDS
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease (effective July 1, 2017)
- PTSD (effective July 1, 2017)
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
Patient Possession Limits
Two ounces of usable marijuana
Yes, no more than nine marijuana plants, of which no more than two may be mature.
Yes, registered caregiver is a person who has agreed to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of a registered patient with respect to the use of marijuana for symptom relief. The registered caregiver can never have been convicted of a drug-related crime. The caregiver must be 21 years of age or older. Patients may only have one registered caregiver at a time. Registered caregiver may serve only one registered patient at a time.
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2018
Adults 21 or older may legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis, and/or privately cultivate up to six marijuana plants (two mature and up to four immature). Those who cultivate marijuana for their own personal use may possess at home the total quantity of their harvest. The law, H. 511, took effect on July 1, 2018. The measure also imposes new civil penalties for consuming cannabis while driving, and imposes additional penalties for those who operate a motor vehicle impaired with a minor in the vehicle.
HEMP: Legal since 2013
Senate Bill 157 amends statewide regulations for the Secretary of Agriculture, Food, and Markets to license qualified growers to cultivate hemp as an agricultural crop; eliminates previous language halting the issuing of license until there is a change in federal law.