Legal Weed In America: Your Guide For Where To Toke Up

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Marijuana is slowly but surely becoming more accessible in the United States, even as it remains illegal by federal law.

The prospect of weed being legalized across all 50 states is no longer so far-fetched.

At the moment, four states and Washington DC have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, 24 states and Washington DC allow access to medical marijuana and a number of states have decriminalized pot.

If you're unsure about the marijuana laws in your state, don't worry, we've got you covered.

Here's your guide to the state of legal weed in America.

States where recreational marijuana is legal:


1. Alaska

2. Colorado

3. Oregon

4. Washington

Recreational use of marijuana is also legal in Washington DC.

States with medical marijuana:


1. Alaska

2. Arizona

3. California

4. Colorado

5. Connecticut

6. Delaware

7. Hawaii

8. Illinois

9. Maine

10. Maryland

11. Massachusetts

12. Michigan

13. Minnesota

14. Montana

15. Nevada

16. New Hampshire

17. New Jersey

18. New Mexico

19. New York

20. Oregon

21. Pennsylvania (as of April 18)

22. Rhode Island

23. Vermont

24. Washington

Medical marijuana is also legal in Washington DC.

States where marijuana is decriminalized (you pay a fine instead of getting arrested for possessing weed):


1. Alaska

2. California

3. Colorado

4. Connecticut

5. Delaware

6. Maine

7. Maryland

8. Massachusetts

9. Minnesota

10. Mississippi

11. Missouri

12. Nebraska

13. Nevada

14. New York

15. North Carolina

16. Ohio

17. Oregon

18. Rhode Island

19. Vermont

Marijuana is also decriminalized in Washington DC.