The Status of State Cannabis Laws in 2018

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The sale, use, and possession of all forms of cannabis are illicit under United States federal law. Under the Controlled Substance Act, enacted in 1970, marijuana is still considered to have "no accepted medicinal use" and has a high potential for abuse, dependence, and physical/psychological abuse. The federal government maintains an effort to keep cannabis illegal, yet several states have passed legislation that permits medical and recreational use of the substance. Medical States Medicinal cannabis is currently legal in thirty-one states - Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New...

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