How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card by State

 

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Although marijuana remains illegal on a federal level, that fact hasn’t stopped individual states from legalizing the plant. Currently, 33 states plus Washington, D.C. allow medical marijuana or recreational cannabis consumption.

Of those states, 11 plus D.C. permit adult-use cannabis. The number is likely to increase in the next few years. We wish it were down to a realization that MMJ is potentially useful. In reality, it is mainly due to the tax revenue produced by marijuana.

33 U.S. states offer legal, medical marijuana programs, but each one has a unique application system.

Every territory in the U.S. has a different requirement for getting your medical marijuana card. We have generated this complete state-by-state breakdown to give you more information on your home state’s process.

In each state, you must show proof that you are a resident of that location. Accepted forms of identification include an official Driver’s License or an I.D. Card. Typically, the state and your recommending physician charges a fee. Bear that in mind before you begin the application process.

 

Here’s How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card: The Complete State-By-State Breakdown

Each state has a unique application process. However, it’s worth pointing out that there are similarities in all U.S. states with a legal medical marijuana program.

For instance, most offer a reduced application fee if you qualify for SNAP. All states with a valid MMJ program also require you to show acceptable documentation that proves you are a resident of that state.

There are also many essential differences from state to state regarding what is and is not allowed under the MMJ program. It is crucial to know and understand the specific laws and requirements in your area.

While every state’s MMJ program is slightly different, the majority mandate the same general requirements regarding the application process.

Some states allow you to grow cannabis after MMJ approval, for instance. Others have a stringent ‘No Cultivation’ policy. Furthermore, some states allow a Physician’s Assistant (P.A.) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to make the recommendation.

Let’s take a look at some general requirements familiar to all states with an MMJ program.

Application Process

  • You show proof that you are a resident of that state.
  • You must find a certified doctor. Depending on the state, PA or ARNP recommendations are acceptable. This individual will evaluate you to determine whether you have one of the qualifying health conditions. No physician is obligated to provide an MMJ consultation, nor are they legally required to write a recommendation.
  • Submit your documents to the state you are residing in and complete any application forms they require. You will find them on the state’s official MMJ program website. Your physician’s office will typically assist you with this process as part of the all-inclusive consultation fee.
  • Pay the fee for receiving your medical cannabis card and any other necessary payments. The categories below will tell you the required fees state-by-state. Also, remember that waivers or reductions in application fee costs are sometimes available to SNAP participants. There are also fee exemptions or discounts for those involved in other government assistance programs.
  • Find a state-approved dispensary where you can legally buy medical cannabis products. If you are allowed to grow cannabis, find a private residence or caregiver that can help you cultivate.

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*The “cost” listed below for all states is the application cost only. Additional fees will likely apply from the healthcare provider’s office that issues the recommendation.

1. Alaska

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Cost | $25 (with a $20 renewal fee). The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Nausea, Pain, Muscle spasms, Seizures, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), and Multiple Sclerosis.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 1 oz. of usable marijuana and 6 plants (3 immature, 3 mature). A single dwelling can have up to 12 plants, but a maximum of 6 flowering plants.

Recreational | Alaska provides recreational marijuana at certified shops to individuals over the age of 21. Adult users can also buy and possess up to one ounce of usable marijuana.

2. Arizona

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Cost | $150 ($75 for SNAP members). The card is valid for 24 months.

Medical Conditions | HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Cancer, Pain, Nausea, Seizures/Epilepsy, PTSD, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Multiple Sclerosis, Hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, and Muscle spasms.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable marijuana every two weeks, and 12 plants. However, you can only cultivate at home if you live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.

3. Arkansas

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Cost | $50, non-refundable. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Hepatitis C, Tourette’s syndrome, PTSD, Severe arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, ALS, and Ulcerative colitis.

Also, any chronic or debilitating diseases that cause: Peripheral neuropathy, Severe nausea, Seizures, Persistent/Severe muscle spasms, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Tourette’s syndrome, and Intractable pain. You can also petition the Arkansas Department of Health if you don’t have one of the above conditions.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable cannabis allowed every 14 days. You are not allowed to grow marijuana in Arkansas.

4. California

One interesting fact about medical marijuana in California that many other states do not share is the Golden State’s incredible cannabis delivery scene.

In California, it is currently legal to use online dispensaries to purchase cannabis. In some cases, it is even delivered to your doorstep within an hour.

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Cost | Between $50 and $100. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Epilepsy, Anorexia, Chronic pain, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Muscle spasms (also those associated with multiple sclerosis), Arthritis, Glaucoma, Severe nausea, Migraines, Seizures. Also, any chronic or persistent medical symptom that causes serious harm to mental or physical health if left untreated.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 8 oz. of usable cannabis. You can also grow 12 immature plants or 6 mature plants.

Recreational | Adults aged 21+ can possess up to an ounce of cannabis or 8 grams of marijuana concentrate.

5. Colorado

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Cost | $25; if you are below the federal poverty line, your fee may be waived. The card is valid for 12 months.

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Medical Conditions | Glaucoma, Cancer, Severe pain or Nausea, HIV/AIDS, Seizures, Autism spectrum disorder, PTSD, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Persistent muscle spasms.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2 oz. of usable marijuana. You can also grow up to 12 plants at home. This limit increases to 24 plants if you register with state or local authorities.

Recreational | You can purchase up to one ounce of cannabis at a time, once a day.

6. Connecticut

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Cost | $100. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: PTSD, Wasting syndrome, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Cachexia, Spinal cord nervous tissue damage, Sickle cell disease, Severe psoriasis, Ulcerative colitis.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable cannabis per month. You are not allowed to grow marijuana at home in Connecticut.

7. Delaware

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Cost | $50. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Decompensated cirrhosis, any condition that causes severe pain, PTSD, Migraine, Autism, Wasting syndrome, Glaucoma, Seizures, and Intractable nausea, Multiple sclerosis, or any Terminal illness.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 6 oz. of usable marijuana per month, or 3 oz. every 14 days. Delaware MMJ cardholders are not allowed to grow cannabis at home.

8. Florida

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Cost | $75. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: PTSD, HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Cancer, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis, ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Purchase & Possession Limits | Generally, the limit is 2.5 oz. in 35 days. However, it is determined by the overseeing physician. They will issue you a monthly milligram allowance. You are not allowed to cultivate marijuana in Florida.

9. Hawaii

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Cost | Hawaii MMJ cards are available for just $38.50. Each card is valid for up to 24 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Muscle spasms, Multiple sclerosis, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Nausea, Seizures, Pain, Cachexia (wasting syndrome).

Purchase & Possession Limits | 4 oz. of usable cannabis every 15 days. You can also grow a maximum of 10 plants.

10. Illinois

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Cost | You may choose to obtain your MMJ card for a period of one, two, or three years, with $100, $200, or $250 application fees, respectively. (Fees are $50, $100, or $125 for those who qualify for fee-reduction).

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, ALS, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Crohn’s disease, CRPS (Type I), Lou Gehrig’s disease, PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease, Cancer, Dystonia, Fibrous dysplasia, Severe fibromyalgia, Hepatitis C, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis, Post-concussion syndrome, Seizures, RA, Spinal cord injury, Tourette syndrome, Tarlov cysts, SCA.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable marijuana (for 14 days). You can grow up to five cannabis plants at home.

11. Louisiana

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Cost | $75; the assumption is that cards are valid for 12 months, but it is unclear.

Medical Conditions | Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Cachexia, Seizure disorders/Epilepsy, Spasticity, Crohn’s disease, Muscular dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis, Glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, Severe muscle spasms, Intractable pain, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Purchase & Possession Limits | MMJ patients can’t use vaping or smokable products. You are permitted to buy a 30-day supply, which depends on your physician.

12. Maine

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Cost | $100. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Chronic pain (that has not subsided with typical therapies for 6 months or more), ALS, PTSD, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, Cancer, Seizures, Severe nausea, Severe muscle spasms, Glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, Active forms of hepatitis C.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable marijuana every 14 days. MMJ patients can grow up to 6 plants.

Recreational | Cannabis is legal in Maine for adult patients over the age of 21. They can also purchase up to 2.5 ounces. Adults can also cultivate up to 3 flowering plants.

13. Maryland

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Cost | $50. The card is valid for up to 24 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Cancer, Hepatitis C, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Chronic pain, Seizures (including those because of epilepsy), Severe muscle spasms.

Allowed Possession | You can purchase up to 120 grams of dried cannabis every 30 days. You may receive a larger allowance if you have the written permission of a doctor.

14. Massachusetts

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Cost | Registration is $50 per patient. The card is valid for up to 36 months.

Medical Conditions | HIV/AIDS, Glaucoma, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Hepatitis C, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, ALS.

Purchase & Possession Limits | MA allows a 60-day supply (for personal use), as determined by the recommending healthcare provider. You get access to 10 ounces on a rolling basis. You can also grow up to six plants at home.

Recreational | Marijuana is legal in MA for adult patients over the age of 21. They are allowed to possess up to an ounce.

15. Michigan

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Cost | $40. The card is valid for 24 months.

Medical Conditions | Includes, but is not limited to: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Severe nausea, Seizures, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Multiple sclerosis, Nail-patella syndrome, Severe and chronic pain, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Muscle spasms, Alzheimer’s disease.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable marijuana and 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in a solid form. MMJ cardholders can grow up to 12 plants at home.

Recreational | As of 2019, marijuana is legal in Michigan for adult users. They can also possess up to 2.5 ounces.

16. Minnesota

*Minnesota does not allow smokable cannabis, so if you hold a medical card, you can only purchase or possess oils and concentrates.

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Cost | $200 annually (reduced to $50 for qualifying applicants). The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Cancer, Cachexia, Intractable pain, HIV/AIDS, Seizures, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Tourette syndrome, Terminal illnesses, Severe muscle spasms, Glaucoma.

Purchase & Possession Limits | Only a 30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana is allowed. Growing cannabis is prohibited.

17. Missouri

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Cost | $25. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Intractable migraines, Chronic pain, Persistent Muscle spasms, Multiple sclerosis, Seizures, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Debilitating psychiatric disorders (including PTSD), HIV/AIDS,

Purchase & Possession Limits | You can possess up to 4 ounces of cannabis and 8 grams of concentrate. You can also grow up to 6 flowering plants, 6 males, and 6 clones cultivated from clipping. This process requires a separate application and costs $100.

18. Montana

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Cost | $30, and the card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, Cancer, Chronic pain, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Severe nausea/vomiting, Multiple sclerosis, Epilepsy/Seizures.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 1 oz. of usable cannabis and 8 grams of concentrate. You can also possess up to 4 mature plants and 4 seedlings. However, you are not allowed to have a provider.

19. Nevada

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Cost | $50 for a one-year card, and $100 for a two-year card.

Medical Conditions | Include but are not limited to: Severe pain and nausea, Cancer, Glaucoma, AIDS, Muscle spasms (multiple sclerosis), Seizures (epilepsy), Cachexia (wasting syndrome).

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable marijuana every 14 days. You can also grow up to 12 plants at home if you don’t live within 25 miles of a licensed dispensary.

Recreational | Adults aged 21+ can possess up to one ounce of cannabis. They can also grow up to 6 plants per person or 12 per household if they live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.

20. New Hampshire

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Cost | $50, and the card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Severe pain, Severe nausea and vomiting, Severe muscle spasms, Chronic or terminal illnesses, Seizures, Cachexia (wasting syndrome).

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2 oz. of usable marijuana every 10 days. At present, New Hampshire MMJ patients are not allowed to grow cannabis at home. However, there is a bill in place, SB 420, that hopes to change this situation.

21. New Jersey

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Cost | A medical card in New Jersey costs $100, reduced to $20 in certain circumstances. It is valid for 24 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Multiple sclerosis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, Seizures (epilepsy), Terminal illness (with less than 12 months of life), Muscular dystrophy, Terminal cancer, Cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).

Purchase & Possession Limits | 3 oz. of usable cannabis every 30 days. Patients are not allowed to grow marijuana at home.

22. New Mexico

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Cost | No patient registry fee; you just need to pay doctor’s fees (typically $100-$250). The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Glaucoma, Cancer, Hospice patients, Severe anorexia, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), PTSD, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Severe chronic pain, Severe nausea/vomiting, Multiple sclerosis, Hepatitis C, Epilepsy, Crohn’s disease.

Purchase & Possession Limits | You can buy an ‘adequate supply’ of cannabis, defined as 230 units or 8 ounces across three months. MMJ cardholders can also possess up to 8 ounces of concentrates during the same period. To grow at home, you need a Personal Production License (PPL). You can grow up to 12 seedlings and 4 mature plants.

23. New York

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Cost | It costs $50 to apply for your card in New York state. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), MS, Parkinson’s disease, Neuropathies, IBS, Huntington’s disease.

Purchase & Possession Limits | Only a 30-day supply of non-smokable cannabis is allowed in New York state. You are not allowed to grow marijuana.

24. North Dakota

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Cost | $50, and the card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Chronic back pain, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Spinal stenosis, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS, Hepatitis C, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, Chronic and debilitating diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Severe muscle spasms, Seizures.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of cannabis in 30 days. Patients with cancer are allowed up to six ounces during the same timeframe. At present, you can’t cultivate cannabis in North Dakota.

25. Ohio

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Cost | $50, and the card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Anxiety, Autism, Cancer, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy or another seizure disorder, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Inflammatory bowel disease, Multiple sclerosis, Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, Sickle cell anemia, Spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome, Traumatic brain injury, Ulcerative colitis.

Purchase & Possession Limits | No more than a 90-day supply. The amount depends on whether it is Tier I or Tier II cannabis. You can buy up to 8 ounces of Tier I weed or a maximum of Tier II marijuana.

26. Oklahoma

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Cost | $100 (Reduced-fee applications are $20, and are available for those who qualify for Medicaid (SoonerCare) or Medicare). The card is valid for 24 months.

Medical Conditions | There are no specific qualifying conditions in Oklahoma. Recommendations are left up to the discretion of the healthcare provider.

Purchase & Possession Limits | No more than 3 oz on your person, and 8 oz at your residence (1 oz of concentrate, and 72 oz of edible cannabis). Home cultivation is allowed, and you can grow up to 6 mature plants and 6 seedlings.

27. Oregon

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Cost | It costs $200 to get your card in Oregon. If you are receiving SNAP benefits, the state reduces the fee to $60. If you are receiving SSI benefits or are a military veteran, the cost is lowered to just $20. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: HIV/AIDS, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Cancer, Glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, Severe pain and nausea, MS, Seizures, Muscle spasms.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 24 oz. of usable cannabis. You can also grow 6 mature plants and 12 immature plants that are taller than 24 inches. MMJ cardholders can cultivate up to 36 immature plants shorter than 24 inches.

Recreational | Adults aged 21+ can have up to an ounce of usable cannabis on their person in public. They are also allowed to have 8 ounces at home and can grow a maximum of 4 plants per residence.

28. Pennsylvania

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Cost | $50 (fee reductions or waivers may be available to those who participate in Medicaid, PACE/ PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, or WIC). The card is valid for 12 months.

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Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Seizures, Sickle cell anemia, Autism, Terminal illness, IBS, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, ALS, Neuropathies, PTSD, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, MS.

Purchase & Possession Limits | MMJ patients are allowed a 30-day supply. The amount depends on the physician’s recommendation. You are currently not allowed to grow cannabis in Pennsylvania.

29. Rhode Island

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Cost | $50 for a medical marijuana card; if you are receiving certain benefits, the fee is only $25. The card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Includes HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, Autism spectrum disorder, Glaucoma, Chronic pain, Severe nausea, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), MS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Severe muscle spasms, Seizures (epilepsy) and PTSD (if aged 18+).

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2.5 oz. of usable cannabis every 15 days. You can grow up to 12 plants, and also have 12 seedlings. MMJ cardholders who wish to cultivate cannabis must declare their intent to do so on the application form.

30. Utah

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Cost | $15, and you must renew every 90 days. The first renewal is $5, and subsequent renewals are $15.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Autism, Cachexia, Cancer, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, Epilepsy or debilitating seizures, HIV/AIDS, MS, Persistent nausea that doesn’t respond to conventional treatment, PTSD, Chronic pain, Terminal illness with certain conditions, and rare conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the United States.

Purchase & Possession Limits | A maximum of 4 ounces of unprocessed cannabis, or any product with less than 20 grams of THC per dose. While Proposition 2 allowed for home cultivation, the altered Medical Cannabis Act in Utah removed the wording. Therefore, it remains illegal to cultivate marijuana in Utah. In 2021, patients who live more than 100 miles from a dispensary may be allowed to grow cannabis.

31. Vermont

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Cost | $50, and the card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: MS, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Nausea, Seizures, Severe pain, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, Chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, Glaucoma, Severe nausea, Patients receiving hospice care, Any illness/treatment that leads to severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms.

Purchase & Possession Limits | 2 oz. of usable marijuana. You are allowed to grow up to 9 plants (7 immature and 2 mature).

Recreational | Adults aged 21+ can possess up to an ounce. They can also grow up to two mature cannabis plants, or four immature plants. However, Vermont still hasn’t opened its adult-use dispensaries. Residents will likely need to wait until 2022.

32. Washington

Medical marijuana is hardly a thing anymore in Washington. The recreational weed market is now dominant.

Many medical-only dispensaries have shut down or become recreational sellers instead.

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Cost | $100, and the card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: MS, Epilepsy, Seizures, Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Anorexia, Intractable pain, Crohn’s disease, Spasticity disorders.

Purchase & Possession Limits | You can purchase up to three ounces of usable cannabis. It is also permissible to grow up to six plants and a maximum of eight ounces of usable weed from those plants. With a physician’s recommendation, these limits could increase to 15 plants and 16 ounces of cannabis. There are also grower’s cooperatives in Washington, which can have up to four members, and a maximum combined total of 60 ounces.

Recreational | Adults aged 21+ can purchase up to an ounce of usable marijuana.

33. West Virginia

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Cost | The cost is $50, and the card is valid for 12 months. However, the program is unlikely to begin officially until 2021 at the earliest.

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Nervous tissue damage, Epilepsy/Intractable seizures, Neuropathy, Huntington’s disease, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, Sickle cell anemia, Severe chronic or intractable pain, Terminal illness.

Purchase & Possession Limits | A maximum 30-day supply, with no guidance regarding the number of ounces.  Dispensaries are not allowed to sell edibles or marijuana flower. MMJ cardholders are not entitled to cultivate cannabis.

34. Washington D.C.

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Cost | The cost is $100, and the card is valid for 12 months.

Medical Conditions | Includes MS, Muscle spasms, Glaucoma, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Decompensated cirrhosis, Seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Cachexia (wasting syndrome), any other conditions determined as debilitating by a physician.

Purchase & Possession Limits | MMJ cardholders can buy up to four ounces of cannabis every 30 days. However, you can only possess two ounces. Possession of marijuana on federal land is illegal. You are permitted to grow up to six plants, only three of which can be mature. No residence can have more than 12 cannabis plants growing there, with a maximum of six mature plants.

Recreational | Although adult-use marijuana is legal in Washington, D.C., it is illegal to purchase it anywhere in the District. However, you are allowed to give up to an ounce to another adult aged 21+ as a ‘gift.’

State-by-State Medical Marijuana Guide: Final Thoughts

Updates are continuous, so check your state’s official MMJ program website if your state or medical condition is not listed. We strive to maintain the most current, up-to-date information, but it’s still worth double-checking if you are in doubt.

Stay tuned to changing laws throughout 2020 and beyond. An increasing number of locations now realize that the tax revenue from MMJ brings an economic boost. This fact will lead to several more states allowing legal cannabis in the near future.

We hope that this guide has cleared up some of the confusing state-by-state laws and regulations that exist. We wish you the best of luck with your medical marijuana card application! If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us through our Facebook Page.

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