states where it’s legal to grow weed

States where it's legal to grow weed

Obviously, legalization has a lot to do with that. In the U.S., recreational marijuana legalization is slowly eking out victories on a state-by-state basis. Colorado kicked off the movement in 2012. In the 2016 election, which was bad for most reasons but good for this one, four states got on board, raising the total to eight states to legalize. On Election Day 2020, another four states added their numbers to the growing pack. This March, New York made its long-awaited leap into the legal industry, pushing a progressive bill through the state legislature. On its heels were Virginia, New Mexico, and Connecticut, all three of which put legalization into effect just in time for America’s 245th birthday party. More than a third of us Americans live where it’s legal.


• It is legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana outside the home, and up to eight ounces of homegrown marijuana inside the home.
• It is legal for adults 21 and over to grow up to four plants per household.


• It is legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to three ounces of marijuana.
• It is legal for adults 21 and over to grow up to six mature plants and six immature plants per household.

States where it's legal to grow weed

Cannabis has been legal in New York for medical purposes since 2014. If a resident possesses a qualifying condition, they may acquire a "30-day supply" of usable marijuana. Home cultivation, however, is not permitted.  

Conditions that qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions include:  

In 2020, South Dakota residents voted to legalize the possession and cultivation of marijuana for recreational purposes, in addition enabling the establishment of a retail cannabis market. Voters also approved the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes.  

North Carolina Marijuana Laws: Medical (CBD) and Decriminalized

Earlier this year, HB 136 was passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which would have permitted the sale and purchase of cannabis for medical purposes within the state. However, the Senate's primary focus was on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the 2020 session adjourning before it could be voted on.  

In May 2020, legislation was introduced to the Minnesota House of Representatives that would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. The HF 4632 bill didn't pass in 2020, due to the legislature prioritizing the coronavirus pandemic and a general opposition by the Senate.  

Although marijuana can't be prescribed for medical purposes in Indiana, it has been legal to use cannabis extracts high in CBD both for treating qualifying conditions and recreational purposes since 2017 and 2018, respectively, though only if it contains no more than 0.3% THC.    

Arkansas Marijuana Laws: Medical

Conditions that qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions include:  

It has been legal to possess and use marijuana in the District of Columbia for both medical and recreational purposes since 2010 and 2015, respectively.   However, these actions will result in a misdemeanor charge if they are not carried out within the individual's private residence or if the amount in question is more than two ounces. It is still illegal to sell marijuana, but transfers without payment of up to one ounce are permitted. Citizens may grow up to six marijuana plants (no more than three mature) for recreational purposes.