Where in the World in Cannabis Legal?

World Map of Cannabis Legal Status

Countries, where recreational use is legal include Uruguay (2013) Canada (2018),  South Africa (2018) and Georgia (2018).

Last update: April 27, 2020

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Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis

United States of America

The medical use of cannabis is legal in 33 states, and legal or decriminalized for recreational use in 22 states.

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Recreational use is legal in 11 states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington), plus DC, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.

Decriminalized in 16 states including: Connecticut, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, Ohio, Rhode Island, Nebraska, Mississippi, New York, and New Hampshire.

CBD and hemp are legalized on national level with the 2018 Farm Bill.

Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction


The recreational use of marijuana has been legal in Canada since October 17, 2018.

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