The following states and territories have passed laws allowing for the personal possession and consumption of cannabis by adults. Generally, this means a policy that supports a legally controlled market for marijuana, where consumers can buy marijuana for personal use from a safe legal source.
States/Territories with Legalized Marijuana
|CNMI||Colorado||District of Columbia|
|Nevada||New Jersey||New Mexico†|
|New York||Oregon||South Dakota*|
- † New Mexico’s law takes effect on June 29, 2021.
- * South Dakota’s amendment is being legally challenged. If affirmed by the state Supreme Court, the law will take effect on July 1, 2021.
- ** Virginia’s personal possession provisions take effect on July 1, 2021.