10 Legalized Marijuana States
Plus Washington, D.C.

10 States and Washington, D.C. have legalized cannabis for recreational use.

Vermont was the first state to legalize recreational use through the legislature
Ohio could also join the legal states by 2020 via ballot initiatives

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Alaska
(4)

Legal since 2014
Ballot Measure 2
(53%)
1 oz
6 Plants
(3 mature)

California
(8)

Legal since 2016
Proposition 64
(57%)
1 oz
6 Plants
8 g Hash

Colorado 
(1)

Legal since 2012
Amendment 64
(55%)
1 oz
6 Plants
(3 Mature)
1 oz Hash

Massachussetts (6)

Legal since 2016
Question 4
(54%)
1 oz
6 Plants
5 g Hash

Maine
(5)

Legal since 2016
Ballot Question 2
(61%)
2.5 oz
15 Plants
5 g Hash

Michigan
(10)

Legal since 2018
Proposal 1
(55.90%)
2.5 oz
12 Plants
0.5 oz Hash

Nevada
(7)

Legal since 2016
Question 2
(54%)
1 oz
6 Plants
3.5 g Hash

Oregon
(3)

Legal since 2014
Measure 91
(56%)
8 oz
4 Plants
1 oz Hash

Vermont
(9)

Legal since 2018
Legislative Bill H.511
1 oz
6 Plants
(2 mature)
5 g Hash

Washington
(2)

Legal since 2012
Initiative 502
(56%)
1 oz
7 g Hash

Washignton,
D.C.

Legal since 2014
Initiative 71
(65%)
2 oz
6 Plants
(3 Mature)

Many recreational cannabis users are using cannabis for medical purposes, they just don’t realize it.

These are the most common answers people give to why they use cannabis recreationally. Included is the medical condition that the ‘recreational user’ is treating using cannabis with the common drugs and medications that are the AMA and FDA’s more popular treatments.

“It makes me relax.” – Anxiety.  Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Prozac, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, and the generics.

“It helps me sleep.” – Sleep disorder/Anxiety. Ambien, Lunesta, Unisom, Nyquil

“It calms me down.” – ADHD/Anxiety – Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse

“It helps me think.” ADHD – see above

“It helps my stomach calm down.” GI, IBS, IBD. Pepto, Pepcid, Prilosec, I don’t know the RX drugs for this.

“It helps me talk to people.” Social anxiety – Alcohol

“It makes spending time with my spouse more fun.” – Sexual dysfunction/Anxiety. Viagra, Cialis, that new female viagra.

These are all medicinal applications.