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Medical Marijuana Laws in Minnesota

SF #2470 became state law in Minnesota beginning in May of 2014. The Minnesota Commissioner of Health determines which medical conditions qualify for treatment with medical marijuana. As of 2017, the following are included: Obstructive sleep apnea; autism with certified spectrum disorders; any cancerous condition where chemotherapy is producing severe nausea, chronic

Medical Marijuana Laws in Michigan

  Michigan is the only state in the Union to spell 'marijuana' as 'marihuana.' The Michigan Marihuana Medical Act was approved by the state legislature in November of 2008 and went into effect in December of 2008.   As of July of 2018, the following are the only approved diseases and symptoms for

Medical Marijuana Laws in Massachusetts

Medical marijuana was put on the ballot in Massachusetts in November of 2012 and was approved. It went into effect on January first of 2013. The new law states that no punishment under state authority exists for health care professionals, doctors, and qualifying patients or for agents of state approved medical

Medical Marijuana Laws in Maryland

The Maryland legislature passed House Bill #881 in April of 2014, and it went into effect in June of the same year. The law requires the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to work in tandem with the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission in formulating procedures for the registering

Medical Marijuana Laws for Maine

As Ballot Question #2, the state of Maine passed a medical marijuana law in December of 1999. It removed all state penalties for the cultivation, use, and the possession of medical marijuana by patients who have either an oral or a written documentation from a licensed physician that she or

Medical Marijuana Laws in Illinois

Illinois' state legislature has added a puzzling caveat to their medical marijuana legislation. According to House Bill #1, which was approve in April of 2013 and became effective in January of 2014, the law will actually expire on July First of 2020, and either have to be renewed or re-egineered

Medical Marijuana Laws in Hawaii

Hawaii Senate Bill #862 was signed into law by then Governor Benjamin Cayetano in June of 200, and became effective the same year in December.  The new law decriminalized the cultivation, use, and possession of medical marijuana for the purpose of alleviating stress and pain in patients who have obtained a

Medical Marijuana Laws in Florida

 The Florida medical Marijuana Legislature Initiative (also known as Amendment 2) went into effect in January of 2017. This law permits the use of medical marijuana for state residents who have been diagnosed by a licensed physician as having a debilitating medical illness. This law also gives designated caregivers the right

Medical Marijuana Laws in Delaware

Under Senate Bill #17 a patient in the state of Delaware can only be kept from prosecution for possession and use of marijuana if her or his physician has given him or her a written, notarized, certificate that said patient has a specific and debilitating medical prognosis that has been

Medical Marijuana Laws in Connecticut

The Connecticut State Legislature passed HB 5389 in 2012. The law made it possible for a qualifying patient to register with the Connecticut Dept of Consumer Protection for permission to use medical marijuana by obtaining a Certificate of Use. Those with such a certificate of palliative use were immune to prosecution

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