Legalization News

1973 Oregon decriminalized cannabis substances
1975 Alaska takes away penalties associated with cannabis, unless in possession of more than four ounces. They also allowed the possession of 24 plants (noncommercial) with sales illegal.
1976 Main decriminalized possessing cannabis in quantities less than 2.5 ounces.
1978 California, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Ohio have all decriminalized cannabis in some way.
1996 California legalizes medical marijuana
1998 Oregon legalizes medical marijuana
1999 Main legalizes medical marijuana
2000 Nevada sanctions medicinal marijuana
         Colorado legalizes medicinal marijuana
2004 Montana legalizes medicinal marijuana
2007 New Mexico legalizes medicinal marijuana
2008 Michigan legalizes medicinal marijuana
2010 New Jersey legalizes medicinal marijuana
         Arizona legalizes medicinal marijuana
2012 Massachusettes legalizes medicinal marijuana
         Washington legalizes recreational use
         Colorado legalizes recreational use
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