States With Medical Marijuana 2020

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.

States With Medical Marijuana 2020

State Medicinal Marijuana Allowed State Laws 2020 Pop.
AlabamaNoAlabama4,908,621
GeorgiaNoGeorgia10,736,059
IdahoNoIdaho1,826,156
IndianaNoIndiana6,745,354
IowaNoIowa3,179,849
KansasNoKansas2,910,357
KentuckyNoKentucky4,499,692
MississippiNoMississippi2,989,260
NebraskaNoNebraska1,952,570
North CarolinaNoNorth Carolina10,611,862
South CarolinaNoSouth Carolina5,210,095
South DakotaNoSouth Dakota903,027
TennesseeNoTennessee6,897,576
TexasNoTexas29,472,295
VirginiaNoVirginia8,626,207
WisconsinNoWisconsin5,851,754
WyomingNoWyoming567,025
AlaskaYesAlaska734,002
ArizonaYesArizona7,378,494
ArkansasYesArkansas3,038,999
CaliforniaYesCalifornia39,937,489
ColoradoYesColorado5,845,526
ConnecticutYesConnecticut3,563,077
DelawareYesDelaware982,895
District of ColumbiaYesDistrict of Columbia720,687
FloridaYesFlorida21,992,985
HawaiiYesHawaii1,412,687
IllinoisYesIllinois12,659,682
LouisianaYesLouisiana4,645,184
MaineYesMaine1,345,790
MarylandYesMaryland6,083,116
MassachusettsYesMassachusetts6,976,597
MichiganYesMichigan10,045,029
MinnesotaYesMinnesota5,700,671
MissouriYesMissouri6,169,270
MontanaYesMontana1,086,759
NevadaYesNevada3,139,658
New HampshireYesNew Hampshire1,371,246
New JerseyYesNew Jersey8,936,574
New MexicoYesNew Mexico2,096,640
New YorkYesNew York19,440,469
North DakotaYesNorth Dakota761,723
OhioYesOhio11,747,694
OklahomaYesOklahoma3,954,821
OregonYesOregon4,301,089
PennsylvaniaYesPennsylvania12,820,878
Rhode IslandYesRhode Island1,056,161
UtahYesUtah3,282,115
VermontYesVermont628,061
WashingtonYesWashington7,797,095
West VirginiaYesWest Virginia1,778,070