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U.S. Policies on Marijuana

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United States Policies

The purpose of the indicators is to provide a quick reference tool to show the position of each state concerning marijuana.

U.S. Indicator Explanation
0 States with total marijuana prohibition
1 States with decriminalized* marijuana possession laws
2 States with legal medical marijuana
3 States with both medical and decriminalization* laws
4 States with legalized marijuana

U.S. States

State Indicator(s) State Indicator(s)
Alabama 0 Montana 2
Alaska 4 Nebraska 1
Arizona 2 Nevada 3
Arkansas 0 New Hampshire 2
California 3 New Jersey 2
Colorado 4 New Mexico 2
Connecticut 3 New York 2
Delaware 2 North Carolina 1
Florida 0 North Dakota 0
Georgia 0 Ohio 1
Hawaii 3 Oklahoma 0
Idaho 0 Oregon 4
Illinois 2 Pennsylvania 0
Indiana 0 Rhode Island 3
Iowa 0 South Carolina 0
Kansas 0 South Dakota 0
Kentucky 0 Tennessee 0
Louisiana 0 Texas 0
Maine 3 Utah 0
Maryland 1 Vermont 3
Massachusetts 3 Virginia 0
Michigan 2 Washington 4
Minnesota 2 West Virginia 0
Mississippi 1 Wisconsin 0
Missouri 0 Wyoming 0


*Decriminalization means that the criminal penalties attributed in the past to marijuana possession are no longer in effect.


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