States With Medical Marijuana 2019

Around the United States, one of the hottest topics of debate today is whether medical marijuana should be legalized. There are many people for the legalization of medical marijuana, pointing to its health benefits, its natural properties, and how it can replace dangerous prescription medications. On the other side, there are opponents to legalizing medical marijuana, with most people stating that it’s an addictive drug that can lead to other, harder drugs.

No matter what your personal feelings are on the subject, some states are moving forward with the legalization of medical marijuana. In these states, medical-grade marijuana can be prescribed by a doctor to patients experiencing anything from seizures to nerve pain, glaucoma, or even cancer.

What’s interesting about medical marijuana is how it can be administered. While most people immediately think of smoking marijuana, this isn’t the only way it can be administered. There are capsules, patches, sprays, oils, and lozenges available to help a patient with their symptoms.

As of January 2019, a total of 33 states plus Washington, D.C., have legalized medical marijuana. The states where medical marijuana is legal are:

In addition to being legal in these states in the U.S., medical marijuana has also been legalized around the world in 13 countries including Australia, Poland, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Greece.

State Medicinal Marijuana Allowed State Laws 2019 Pop.
AlabamaNoAlabama4,898,246
GeorgiaNoGeorgia10,627,767
IdahoNoIdaho1,790,182
IndianaNoIndiana6,718,616
IowaNoIowa3,167,997
KansasNoKansas2,910,931
KentuckyNoKentucky4,484,047
MississippiNoMississippi2,987,895
NebraskaNoNebraska1,940,919
North CarolinaNoNorth Carolina10,497,741
South CarolinaNoSouth Carolina5,147,111
South DakotaNoSouth Dakota892,631
TennesseeNoTennessee6,833,793
TexasNoTexas29,087,070
VirginiaNoVirginia8,571,946
WisconsinNoWisconsin5,832,661
WyomingNoWyoming572,381
AlaskaYesAlaska735,720
ArizonaYesArizona7,275,070
ArkansasYesArkansas3,026,412
CaliforniaYesCalifornia39,747,267
ColoradoYesColorado5,770,545
ConnecticutYesConnecticut3,567,871
DelawareYesDelaware975,033
District of ColumbiaYesDistrict of Columbia711,571
FloridaYesFlorida21,646,155
HawaiiYesHawaii1,416,589
IllinoisYesIllinois12,700,381
LouisianaYesLouisiana4,652,581
MaineYesMaine1,342,097
MarylandYesMaryland6,062,917
MassachusettsYesMassachusetts6,939,373
MichiganYesMichigan10,020,472
MinnesotaYesMinnesota5,655,925
MissouriYesMissouri6,147,861
MontanaYesMontana1,074,532
NevadaYesNevada3,087,025
New HampshireYesNew Hampshire1,363,852
New JerseyYesNew Jersey8,922,547
New MexicoYesNew Mexico2,096,034
New YorkYesNew York19,491,339
North DakotaYesNorth Dakota760,900
OhioYesOhio11,718,568
OklahomaYesOklahoma3,948,950
OregonYesOregon4,245,901
PennsylvaniaYesPennsylvania12,813,969
Rhode IslandYesRhode Island1,056,738
UtahYesUtah3,221,610
VermontYesVermont627,180
WashingtonYesWashington7,666,343
West VirginiaYesWest Virginia1,791,951