Cannabis Policy Topics

Recreational Use of Cannabis: Volume 1

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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Timeline of changes for Recreational Use of Cannabis: Volume 1
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AK            
  • Jurisdiction: Alaska
  • Effective Date of Change: 2/24/2015
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Alaska
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/5/2015
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  
  • Jurisdiction: Alaska
  • Effective Date of Change: 2/21/2016
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Alaska
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/28/2016
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
       
ALNo Change
ARNo Change
AZNo Change
CA                   
  • Jurisdiction: California
  • Effective Date of Change: 11/9/2016
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: California
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/27/2017
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: California
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/7/2017
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
 
CO   
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/10/2012
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/28/2013
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/15/2013
  • Change: Added any additional restriction or prohibition
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2014
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 9/30/2014
  • Change: Added any additional restriction or prohibition
  • Details
    
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 11/30/2015
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
      
  • Jurisdiction: Colorado
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2017
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  
CTNo Change
DC            
  • Jurisdiction: District of Columbia
  • Effective Date of Change: 2/26/2015
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
            
DENo Change
FLNo Change
GANo Change
HINo Change
IANo Change
IDNo Change
ILNo Change
INNo Change
KSNo Change
KYNo Change
LANo Change
MA                   
  • Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/15/2016
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
  
  • Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/28/2017
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  
MDNo Change
ME                    
  • Jurisdiction: Maine
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/30/2017
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Maine
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/29/2017
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Maine
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/2/2017
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  
MINo Change
MNNo Change
MONo Change
MSNo Change
MTNo Change
NCNo Change
NDNo Change
NENo Change
NHNo Change
NJNo Change
NMNo Change
NV                    
  • Jurisdiction: Nevada
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2017
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: Nevada
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2017
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  
NYNo Change
OHNo Change
OKNo Change
OR              
  • Jurisdiction: Oregon
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2015
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Oregon
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/5/2015
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Oregon
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2016
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: Oregon
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/28/2016
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
      
PANo Change
RINo Change
SCNo Change
SDNo Change
TNNo Change
TXNo Change
UTNo Change
VANo Change
VTNo Change
WA   
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/6/2012
  • Change: Law legalizing recreational cannabis use adopted
  • Details
   
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 11/21/2013
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
 
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 6/12/2014
  • Change: Other changes
  • Details
   
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/24/2015
  • Change: Added any additional restriction or prohibition
  • Details
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/24/2015
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
          
WINo Change
WVNo Change
WYNo Change
USNo Change