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Maryland

Maryland

On May 22, 2003 – Maryland became the ninth state to legalize the medical use of marijuana. Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. signed a bill (which went into effect on October 1, 2003), that applies to defendants possessing less than...

Maine

Maine

The State of Maine enacted the Maine Medical Marijuana Act of 1998 (the Act) to protect patients who find therapeutic and palliative benefits from using marijuana to be protected from civil or criminal penalties when their doctors advise that such...

Hawaii

Hawaii

In June of 2000, Hawaii passed SB 862 HD1, which made Hawaii the first state whose legislature, as opposed to voter initiative, legalized marijuana for medical use. Hawaii’s medical marijuana law creates a confidential statewide registry of medical marijuana patients...

Colorado

Colorado

In November of 2000, voters of the state of Colorado passed Amendment 20 to the state’s constitution which effectively legalized medicinal marijuana. Since then, the Colorado Board of Health has created a set of rules and regulations relating to medical...