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Survey of State Laws Substance Use Prevention and Harm ReductionMarijuana Legalization

Medical Marijuana Programs

February 14, 2019

Overview

Marijuana remains classified as a Schedule I substance under theĀ Controlled Substances Act, meaning it is illegal under federal law. However, 33 states and the District of Columbia have passed or enacted comprehensive medical marijuana programs allowing marijuana use by patients with certain medical issues.

Medical Marijuana Programs

This survey compiles key information concerning legal provisions for medical marijuana in 33 states and the District of Columbia that have passed or enacted Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Programs.

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