Status: Medical only
2014: CBD (cannabidiol) oil legalised
2018: “Right to Try” law passed, allowing terminally ill patients to try and grow cannabis in their homes
2018: Medical cannabis legalised, although dispensaries aren’t projected to open until 2021
- Patients must have a qualifying condition in order to obtain medical cannabis legally;
- Patients can possess a 30-day supply of medical cannabis as prescribed by their doctor;
- Home cultivation is not allowed;
- Regulators may license up to 14 dispensaries, although these are not yet operational and are not projected to open until 2021;
- Possession of less than 1oz (30g) of cannabis is a misdemeanour punishable by up to six months in prison and fines of up to $US1000;
- Possession of up to 1lb (16oz) of cannabis is a misdemeanour punishable by up to a year in prison and fines of up to $US2500;
- Possession of more than 1lb of cannabis is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $US10,000;
- Sale of any amount of cannabis is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and fines of up to $US5000;
- Cultivation of cannabis is punishable under the same guise as a possession.
- Between 2005 and 2017, cannabis use disorder in people over the age of 12, decreased from 1.4% to 1.3%.