Cannabis in the United States: Things to Know About Cannabis Legality

Cannabis in the United States: It’s legal in many states, and the laws have either changed or become more regulated concerning usage and the amounts people can buy.

Although Federally, Cannabis is a Schedule 1 classification drug, some states have legalized medical cannabis sales, and recreational sales are still illegal. Some states have fully legalized both recreational and medical use, so Cannabis dispensaries have the option to apply for either license. 

The United States Of Decriminalization Then Legalization - The Stone
The United States Of Decriminalization Then Legalization – The Stone

As the website of DISA- Defense Information Systems Agency have updated their information on legal Cannabis states; the status is as follows: 

Cannabis in the United States- or Not 

The following states are all legalized to sell Cannabis medically. It is, however, not decriminalized. NB. Texas is legal to sell CBD oil only! 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

These states are decriminalized and fully legal to sell both Medical marijuana and NB. Wisconsin is legal to sell CBD oil only! 

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
Cannabis Plants: Males and Females and Spotting them - The Stone
Cannabis Plants: Males and Females and Spotting them – The Stone

The legal license offered to Cannabis dispensaries to sell medical products is based on customers having doctors certified and state-approved certificates for the patient. The drug treats symptoms of nausea for patients undergoing cancer treatment, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, fibromyalgia, stress, and other illnesses. The doctor is licensed to prescribe whatever treatment they see fit for their patients’ relief. 

These states are able to sell medical cannabis with some restrictions. They cannot use at the dispensary they buy, online purchases are allowed in some states, but delivery is not. The customer has to go pick it up at the dispensary. Anyone who offers advertising or delivery of cannabis should not be trusted. 

Indigenous Nations and Legalized Cannabis

Indigenous Nations throughout Turtle Island are licensed to use both recreation and medical cannabis.

They are: 

  • Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe in South Dakota
  • Suquamish Tribe and Squaxin Island Tribe in Washington State 
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians inNorth Carolina
  • St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York

Although these Indigenous Nations throughout Turtle Island are legal to use Cannabis, both recreationally and medically, there are still laws that govern indigenous laws. Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, for example, is able to cultivate plants for the tribe alone. 

Cannabis Usage: What is Considered Heavy Cannabis Use - The Stone
Cannabis Usage: What is Considered Heavy Cannabis Use – The Stone

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is not able to sell cannabis for recreation. They can sell it medically and cultivate it since August 2021 and transport up to one ounce. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe can legally grow only 12 plants. All tribes are covered by law for both recreational and medical use, but they have restrictions.

Both medical and recreational use of Cannabis in the United States is determined by the laws of the providing state. It’s still classified federally as a Schedule 1 drug, and the US does have the power to override state legislation at will. The customers must make sure they stay within the laws of their state when using and having on their person. 

Sources:

Disa, Map of Marijuana Legality by State

Wikipedia, Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is to inform readers of an alternative treatment option for medical conditions. The FDA has not sanctioned and should not replace conventional medical treatment. This article is meant to show the benefits of cannabis in medicine, not be construed as a cure-all article.

Denver Dispensaries are around every corner and every block of Denver. It has been over a year since Denver dispensaries were fully legalized, and now recreational use is legal.

What to know about Denver Dispensaries:

1. Denver can only have Denver Dispensaries

2. Colorado non-residents may not purchase more than ¼ Ounce (7 grams) at any given dispensary in Colorado within 30 days (Resident purchasing limits include two oz.) 3. Denver dispensaries that sell recreational weed must be at least 1000 ft away from schools, drug treatment centers, and child care facilities; this does not apply to medical marijuana stores 4. Denver’s first city-licensed pot club has opened its doors

You can find Denver Dispensaries all-around Denver. Make sure to keep your identification with you so you do not have any issues purchasing. Denver dispensaries are a great place to go if you want to try out new products and get the best deals. Denver dispensaries have a wide variety of flowers, edibles, concentrates, and more! You can even bring in outside food & beverages into Denver dispensaries as long as you do not mind the smell of weed on your clothes or person (or car).

If you live in Denver, make sure that any Denver dispensaries you go to are licensed by the city, requiring strict regulations such as proper labeling and child-resistant packaging on marijuana products. If you come across an unlicensed Denver dispensary, you should avoid it at all costs. Denver dispensaries are legal for recreational or medical use. Make sure to read up on Denver’s laws before you go out and find your first Denver dispensary!

Do you know of any Denver Dispensaries that are not licensed by the city yet? Comment below to inform Denver officials that they need to be shut down immediately! When was the last time you went to a Denver Dispensary? Comment below with your experience! Is there anything else about Denver Dispensaries you want us to know about? Let us know below! #Denver #Weed #Marijuana

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