Medical Marijuana States & Marijuana Laws

Medical Marijuana States, Card Programs and Laws

The following is a list of legal medical marijuana states that have legalized medical marijuana and established a state medical marijuana program. Each medical marijuana state that has outlined a medical marijuana program allows for approved medical marijuana patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a licensed physician, apply for a State-issued Medical Marijuana ID Card, grow medical marijuana and/or purchase medical marijuana for medicinal use per each states medical marijuana guidelines.

Please could you also change the highlighted content to read: If your looking for more information on how you can obtain legal medical marijuana after being approved by a licensed physician, please visit our dispensaries section. It will help you locate and find safe access to your medicine in a safe and secure fashion.

Please read through your respective legal medical marijuana state qualifications and legal medical marijuana laws. Each medical marijuana state has a different process involved in obtaining your medical marijuana state card and each medical marijuana state has a different fact section to learn more about the medical marijuana program and to see if you can benefit by choosing medical marijuana as your alternative form of treatment to better your quality of life.

We have compiled the following index of medical marijuana information to serve as a marijuana library to all our users for legal medical marijuana reference of their state’s laws, guidelines, qualifications and programs regarding Medical Cannabis.

Medical Marijuana Laws for Doctors

The legal risks to physicians regarding issuing recommendations for medical marijuana seem to be quite minimal. In 2015, Medscape reported that after contacting multiple national and regional medical malpractice insurance carriers, as well as medical societies in several states, it could not find any instances of physicians facing malpractice lawsuits due to medical marijuana recommendations.

There have been reports of physicians losing medical licenses due to writing recommendations in a manner that was considered improper or unsafe. Two doctors in Colorado, for example, were suspended by their state board and ultimately surrendered their medical licenses. One of them reportedly provided a pregnant woman with a recommendation despite never having examined her. Another reportedly issued recommendations to patients after meeting them in places such as hotels and tattoo parlors, according to Medscape. The doctor in the latter example never scheduled any follow-up visits with those patients.

Medscape also reported that the U.S. Department of Justice recommended in 2013 that legal action not be pursued against doctors who recommend medical marijuana. The federal government continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug, but its main priorities include preventing illegal distribution to minors and preventing revenue from marijuana sales from including criminal enterprises.

Medical Marijuana Laws for Patients

If you are a first-time medical marijuana patient, you should realize that medical cannabis laws don’t allow doctors to write prescriptions for marijuana. They can only write recommendation letters that show you qualify to use the drug. In order to obtain your medicine, you will need to go to a legally recognized dispensary.

If you live in a state where it is legal to smoke medicinal weed, you still need to be aware of your local marijuana laws. You may have an encounter with a law enforcement officer, and you need to know your rights. When you medicate, make sure you use common sense. Marijuana obviously has a distinctive smell, so try to avoid being in public after you smoke. If you are driving, get pulled over and the officer smells weed, it could lead to an embarrassing situation. Also remember that even if your weed is legal, it’s still illegal to drive under the influence.

If you grow your medicinal marijuana, the fewer plants you have the less attraction you’ll draw from people who might mean you harm, such as thieves or neighbors who might want to make trouble. Have a good idea of the amount of cannabis you’ll need, so you can safely limit what you cultivate.

Please click a corresponding link to find out more about your state’s medical marijuana program.


Alaska Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Alaska
  • Full Alaska Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Alaska Medical Marijuana Card

Arizona Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Arizona
  • Full Arizona Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Card

Arkansas Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Arkansas
  • Full Arkansas Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Arkansas Medical Marijuana Card

California Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in California
  • Full California Medical Marijuana Laws
  • California Medical Marijuana Card

Colorado Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Colorado
  • Full Colorado Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Colorado Medical Marijuana Card

Connecticut Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Connecticut
  • Full Connecticut Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Connecticut Medical Marijuana Card

Delaware Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Delaware
  • Full Delaware Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Delaware Medical Marijuana Card

District of Columbia Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in District of Columbia
  • Full District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Laws
  • District of Columbia Medical Marijuana Card

Florida Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Florida
  • Full Florida Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Florida Medical Marijuana Card

Hawaii Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Hawaii
  • Full Hawaii Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Hawaii Medical Marijuana Card

Illinois Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Illinois
  • Full Illinois Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Illinois Medical Marijuana Card

Maine Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Maine
  • Full Maine Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Maine Medical Marijuana Card

Maryland Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Maryland
  • Full Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Maryland Medical Marijuana Card

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Massachusetts
  • Full Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card

Michigan Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Michigan
  • Full Michigan Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

Minnesota Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Minnesota
  • Full Minnesota Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card

Montana Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Montana
  • Full Montana Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Montana Medical Marijuana Card

Nevada Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Nevada
  • Full Nevada Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Nevada Medical Marijuana Card

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in New Hampshire
  • Full New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Laws
  • New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Card

New Jersey Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in New Jersey
  • Full New Jersey Medical Marijuana Laws
  • New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card

New Mexico Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in New Mexico
  • Full New Mexico Medical Marijuana Laws
  • New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card

New York Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in New York
  • Full New York Medical Marijuana Laws
  • New York Medical Marijuana Card

North Dakota Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in North Dakota
  • Full North Dakota Medical Marijuana Laws
  • North Dakota Medical Marijuana Card

Ohio Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Ohio
  • Full Ohio Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

Oregon Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Oregon
  • Full Oregon Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Oregon Medical Marijuana Card

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Pennsylvania
  • Full Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Rhode Island
  • Full Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Card

Vermont Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Vermont
  • Full Vermont Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Vermont Medical Marijuana Card

Washington Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Washington
  • Full Washington Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Washington Medical Marijuana Card

West Virginia Medical Marijuana

  • Who Qualifies for Marijuana in West Virginia
  • Full West Virginia Medical Marijuana Laws
  • West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card