How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card by State

 

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Although marijuana remains illegal on a federal level, this hasn’t stopped individual states from legalizing the plant. Over two-thirds of U.S. states in fact (in addition to Washington D.C.), now allow for legal medical or adult-use marijuana consumption. And this number is only expected to increase in the coming years.

That being said, each state has its own requirements for getting your medical marijuana card. We have generated this complete state-by-state breakdown to give you up-to-date information on your home state’s process.

In all states, you must show proof via an acceptable form of I.D. that you are a state resident. Accepted forms of identification include an official Driver’s License or a state issued I.D. Card. Also, most states (and the recommending physician’s office) will charge a fee. These are things to bear in mind before you begin the application process.

 

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

Each state has its own unique application process. However, it’s worth pointing out that there are similarities in all U.S. states that offer legal medical marijuana programs.

For instance, most offer a reduced-cost 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 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 these specific differences in your area.

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 (PA) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to make the initial recommendation for medical cannabis.

Let’s take a look at some general requirements that are 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 a 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 all application forms that are required. (You will find these 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 (unless state laws allow you to grow your own cannabis).

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

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 six plants (three immature, three mature). A single dwelling can have up to 12 plants but a maximum of six 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. These individuals can also grow plants to the same limits as their MMJ counterparts.

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.

Recreational | Adult-use cannabis sales began in February 2021. Adults aged 21+ can purchase and possess up to an ounce of marijuana in Arizona. They can also grow a maximum of six plants. Again, you must live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.

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.

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.

*Read the Complete Guide: How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in California

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 six mature plants.

Recreational | Adults aged 21+ can possess up to an ounce of cannabis or eight grams of marijuana concentrate. They can cultivate up to six plants per household.

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. Adults aged 21+ can also grow six plants. If there are two or more adults in a dwelling, they can grow up to 12 plants.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recreational | Adults aged 21+ who are residents of Illinois can purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, or 500mg of THC in a cannabis-infused product, or five grams of marijuana concentrate. The limits are half the above for non-residents. You are not permitted to cultivate cannabis.

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.

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 six 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 six 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 and 12 immature plants.

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.

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 and grow a maximum of six plants at home.

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 and cultivate up to 12 plants.

Minnesota

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

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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.

Mississippi

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

Medical Conditions | Include, but are not limited to: ALS, Cachexia, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Huntingdon’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Sickle-cell anemia, Spinal Cord Disease, Ulcerative Colitis.

Purchase & Possession Limits | MMJ cardholders can buy up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis in 14 days. There is no provision for home cultivation at this time.

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 four ounces of cannabis and eight grams of concentrate. You can also grow up to six flowering plants, six males, and six clones cultivated from clipping. This process requires a separate application and costs $100.

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 eight grams of concentrate. You can also possess up to four mature plants and four seedlings. However, you are not allowed to have a provider.

Recreational | Montana residents aged 21+ are now allowed to possess up to an ounce of cannabis. They are also allowed to grow four marijuana plants at home and transport it within the state. Commercial sales will begin in 2022.

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 six plants per person or 12 per household if they live more than 25 miles from a dispensary.

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 ten 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.

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.

Recreational | New Jersey now allows adult-use cannabis. Individuals aged 21+ can’t be criminally charged for possessing up to six ounces of cannabis and using it on their property. However, commercial sales probably won’t begin until 2022. Also, residents of NJ are not allowed to cultivate marijuana.

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 eight 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 four mature plants.

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.

Recreational | Adult-use cannabis recently became legal in New York. At present, adults aged 21+ can possess up to three ounces of cannabis or 24 grams of marijuana concentrate. Also, New Yorkers can smoke cannabis anywhere that cigarette smoking is allowed. The state has yet to begin commercial sales, although that will happen soon. Adults will eventually be permitted to grow six plants at home, though that law is not yet in place.

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.

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 eight ounces of Tier I cannabis.

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 six mature plants and six seedlings.

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 six 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 eight ounces at home and grow a maximum of four plants per residence.

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.

Rhode Island

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Cost | $50 for a medical marijuana card; if you receive 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.

South Dakota

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Cost | The state is still working through the finer points of its MMJ program, so it hasn’t yet provided an outline of the likely cost of a medical marijuana card.

Medical Conditions | The program is not yet finalized. However, it seems as if patients with these conditions will be eligible: Cachexia, Seizures, Severe Nausea, Severe, Debilitating Pain, Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms.

Purchase & Possession Limits | Early indications are that MMJ patients can possess a maximum of three ounces. It seems likely that the purchasing limit will be similar. There is also a chance that MMJ patients can grow three cannabis plants at home.

Recreational | Although South Dakota residents voted in favor of adult-use cannabis, the law’s implementation remains in doubt. The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear arguments that challenge the amendment. Those who oppose recreational cannabis claim that the ballot measure was unconstitutional because it contained more than one topic.

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.

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 (seven immature and two 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.

Virginia

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

Medical Conditions | There are no specific medical conditions that make you automatically eligible for an MMJ card in Virginia. At present, the doctor decides if you have the chance to use it. You’re likely to receive a certification if you have a condition such as Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, HIV/AIDS, or PTSD.

Purchase & Possession Limits | CBD oil or THC-A oil with a maximum THC content of 10mg. Each dispensed dose must have at least 5mg of CBD or THC-A. Once recreational sales begin, MMJ patients can buy a 90-day supply of marijuana in Virginia. However, there is no standardized measure of how much cannabis this is. It will depend on the patient’s consultation with the physician.

Recreational | Virginia has approved adult-use cannabis. When the law comes into effect in July 2021, adults aged 21+ can purchase and possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It will also be possible to grow a maximum of four plants at home.

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. At present, recreational users are not allowed to cultivate cannabis at home.

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. Residents can grow a maximum of six plants at home, with no more than three mature plants.

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 flowers. MMJ cardholders are not entitled to cultivate cannabis.

Summary: State-by-State Medical Marijuana Guide

Updates are continuous, so check your state’s official MMJ program website if your state and/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.

Also, stay tuned to changing laws. An increasing number of locations now realize that the tax revenue from MMJ brings an economic boost. This fact will inevitably lead to several more states allowing legal cannabis in the coming months.

We hope that this guide has cleared up some of the confusing state-by-state medical marijuana 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 by clicking one of the links above to guide you through the MMJ application process.

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