Marketing cannabis and the ever-changing U.S. legislative environment

Illinois is the latest U.S. State to legalize marijuana, as its lawmakers passed a bill that legalizes both the possession and commercial sale of the plant in the state.

That brings the total to eleven states, and Washington D.C, that have now legalized marijuana for recreational adult-use (over the age of 21).

A total of 33 states have legalized medical marijuana and 25 states have either reduced or decriminalized marijuana.

As Business Insider describes it, “the past year has been a banner year for marijuana legalization.” Anyone interested in the marketing of cannabis needs to continue to follow the changing U.S. legislative landscape.

Below is the most up to date listing, by state, as of September 2019. We will update this chart whenever further changes take place. 


StateLegal StatusRecreationalMedicinal
AlabamaIllegalNoNo
AlaskaLegalYesYes
ArizonaMixedNoYes
ArkansasMixedNoYes
CaliforniaLegalYesYes
ColoradoLegalYesYes
ConnecticutMixedNoYes
DelawareMixedNoYes
Washington D.C.LegalYesYes
FloridaMixedNoYes
GeorgiaMixedNoCBD Oil
HawaiiMixedNoYes
IdahoIllegalNoNo
IllinoisLegalYesYes
IndianaMixedNoCBD Oil
IowaMixedNoCBD Oil
KansasIllegalNoNo
KentuckyIllegalNoNo
LouisianaMixedNoYes
MaineLegalYesYes
MarylandMixedNoYes
MassachusettsLegalYesYes
MichiganLegalYesYes
MinnesotaMixedNoYes
MississippiIllegalNoNo
MissouriMixedNoYes
MontanaMixedNoYes
NebraskaIllegalNoNo
NevadaLegalYesYes
New HampshireMixedNoYes
New JerseyMixedNoYes
New MexicoMixedNoYes
New YorkMixedNoYes
North CarolinaIllegalNoNo
North DakotaMixedNoYes
OhioMixedNoYes
OklahomaMixedNoYes
OregonLegalYesYes
PennsylvaniaMixedNoYes
Rhode IslandMixedNoYes
South CarolinaIllegalNoNo
South DakotaIllegalNoNo
TennesseeIllegalNoNo
TexasMixedNoCBD Oil
UtahMixedNoYes
VermontLegalYesYes
VirginiaMixedNoCBD Oil
WashingtonLegalYesYes
West VirginiaMixedNoYes
WisconsinIllegalNoNo
WyomingIllegalNoNo

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Marketing Cannabis? Then you need to stay up to date on the fast-changing U.S. legislative environment
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Marketing Cannabis? Then you need to stay up to date on the fast-changing U.S. legislative environment
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Here is the most up to date listing, by state, as of September 2019. We will update this chart whenever further changes take place.
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