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