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Marijuana Laws by State

Author:XpertHR Editorial Team

California broke new ground when it passed the nation's first law to legalize medical marijuana law in 1996. While the federal government has not followed the Golden State's lead, many other states have. In all, more than half of the states plus the District of Columbia have legalized either the medical or recreational use of marijuana or both.

This chart reflects the states that have legalized the medical and recreational use of marijuana.