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At the federal level, marijuana remains classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, where Schedule I substances are considered to have a high potential for dependency and no accepted medical use, making distribution of marijuana a federal offense. In October of 2009, the Obama Administration sent a memo to federal prosecutors encouraging them not to prosecute people who distribute marijuana for medical purposes in accordance with state law. However, this approach seems to be applied inconsistently and pressure is still being applied at the federal level on banking as it relates to the medical marijuana industry.


States with medical marijuana laws generally have some form of patient registry, which may provide some protection against arrest for possession up to a certain amount of marijuana for personal medicinal use.

Some of the most common policy questions regarding medical marijuana include how to regulate its recommendation, dispensing, and registration of approved patients. Some states and localities without dispensary regulation are experiencing a boom in new businesses, in hopes of being approved before presumably stricter regulations are made. Medical marijuana growers or dispensaries are often called "caregivers" and may be limited to a certain number of plants or products per patient. This issue may also be regulated on a local level, in addition to any state regulation.

Great Information Resources:

ProCon.org Legal
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National Council of State Legislatures

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STATE

2013 - BASIC INFORMATION
(Please check the links provided by the states for the most accurate information. This is an ever-evolving process... Stay Informed!)
FEE Cards from other states honored?
Alaska

Medical use. Must enroll in state registry.
State provided information HERE.

$25/$20 No
Arizona Medical use. Must obtain annual medical evaluation and renew you card. You can obtain medicine from registered caregivers (2.5 oz/14 days) or cultivate 12 plants if you live farther than 25 miles from a dispensary.
State provided information HERE.
$150/$75 Yes
California Medical use with CA registered card. 8 oz useable or 6 mature plants or 12 immature plants.
State provided information HERE.
$35 No
Colorado Medical program still in effect... Information HERE.
Recreation use approved by voters. CO residents (21 and over) may purchase an oz at a time or gow 6 plants (with only 3 flowering at a time.) Adult tourists can only purchase 1/4 oz at a time.
  No.
Tourists may purchase 1/4 oz.
Connecticut Medical use... must register with state. You may posess or cultivate only "an amount of usable marijuana reasonably necessary to ensure uninterrupted availability for a period of one month, as determined by the Department of Consumer Protection."
State provided information HERE.
No fee yet determined. Temporary cards being issued. No
DC Medical use... must register. Possession of 2 oz of dried marijuana.
District provided information HERE.
$100/$25 No
Delaware Medical use... must register. Possess up to 6 oz, but a dispensary may only sell 3 oz in a 14-day period to a patient.
State provided information HERE.
$125 (depending on income) Yes
Hawaii Medical use... must register. Possession of 3 mature plants, 4 immature plant, not to exceed 1 oz per each mature plant.
State provided information HERE.
$25 No
Maine Medical use... must register. Possession of 1.25 oz and may cultivate 6 plants (3 mature.)
State provided information HERE.
$0 Yes
Massachusetts Medical use... must register. Possession of not more than is needed for personal use in a 60-day period.
State provided information HERE.
Not determined but will be in part determined by income. No
Michigan Medical use approved... must register. Possession of 2.5 oz or 12 plants if you have not designated a caregiver. Dispensaries are currently illegal and caregivers are limited to 5 patients.
State provided information HERE.
$100/$25 Yes
Montana

Medical use approved... must register. Possession of 6 plants (1 oz useable)
State provided information HERE.

$25/$10 No
Nevada Medical use approved... must register. Possesion of no more than 1 oz useable marijuana, 3 mature plants and 4 immature plants.
State provided information HERE.
$50 App.
$150/yr.
$15-42 Other fees.
Tes
New Jersey Medical use approved... must register. Possession amounts determined by physician not to exceed 2 oz / 30-day period.
State provided information HERE.
$200/2 yrs. Reduced fees available. No
New Mexico Medical use approved... must register. Possesion of 6 oz useable, 4 mature plants and 12 seedlings.
State provided information HERE.
$0 No
Oregon Medical use approved... must register. Possession of up to six mature plant and 24 oz of useable marijuana. See link for specifics.
State provided information HERE.

$200 new.
$100 renewal.
$20 for patients receiving SSI.

No
Rhode Island Medical use approved... must register. Possession of 12 plants or 2.5 oz of useable marijuana.
State provided information HERE.
$75
$10 for Medicaid or SSI patients
Yes
Vermont Medical use approved... must register. Possession of no more than 2 mature plants, 7 immature plants and 2 oz of useable marijuana.
State provided information HERE. NOTE: State officials still seem conflicted in this area... the website they provide for information is the Vermont Criminal Information Center.
$50 No
Washington Medical program still in effect.
Recreation use approved by voters. Retailers licensed by State Liquor Control Board. Medical card holders may posses 24 oz of useable marijuana, while i-502 only allows possesion of 1 oz.
State provided information HERE.
None
determined
No


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