Cannabis Policy Topics

Recreational Use of Cannabis

Laws legalizing the cultivation, sale, or use of cannabis for other than medical purposes, together with laws imposing various prohibitions and restrictions on such practices.

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Maps & Charts: Recreational Use of Cannabis

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Alaska

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

Arizona

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Arkansas

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

California

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

Colorado

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

Connecticut

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Delaware

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

District of Columbia

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

Florida

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Georgia

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Hawaii

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Idaho

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Illinois

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Indiana

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Iowa

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Kansas

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Kentucky

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Louisiana

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Maine

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Maryland

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Massachusetts

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

Michigan

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Minnesota

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Mississippi

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Missouri

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Montana

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Nebraska

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Nevada

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

New Hampshire

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

New Jersey

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

New Mexico

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

New York

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

North Carolina

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

North Dakota

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Ohio

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Oklahoma

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Oregon

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

Pennsylvania

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Rhode Island

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

South Carolina

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

South Dakota

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Tennessee

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Texas

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Utah

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Vermont

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Virginia

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Washington

Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

West Virginia

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Wisconsin

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Wyoming

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Alaska

Local Authority Granted

Arizona

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Arkansas

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

California

Local Authority Granted

Colorado

Local Authority Granted

Connecticut

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Delaware

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

District of Columbia

No Local Authority Granted

Florida

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Georgia

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Hawaii

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Idaho

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Illinois

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Indiana

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Iowa

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Kansas

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Kentucky

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Louisiana

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Maine

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Maryland

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Massachusetts

Local Authority Granted

Michigan

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Minnesota

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Mississippi

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Missouri

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Montana

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Nebraska

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Nevada

Local Authority Granted

New Hampshire

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

New Jersey

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

New Mexico

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

New York

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

North Carolina

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

North Dakota

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Ohio

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Oklahoma

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Oregon

Local Authority Granted

Pennsylvania

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Rhode Island

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

South Carolina

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

South Dakota

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Tennessee

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Texas

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Utah

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Vermont

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Virginia

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Washington

No Local Authority Granted

West Virginia

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Wisconsin

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Wyoming

Recreational Cannabis Use Not Legalized

Year - As of January 1

Number of States - Recreational Cannabis Use Legalized

2012

2013

2

2014

2

2015

2

2016

5

2017

8

Year - As of January 1

Number of States - Local Authority Granted

Number of States - No Local Authority Granted

2012

2013

1

1

2014

1

1

2015

1

1

2016

3

2

2017

6

2