Cannabis Security Regulations by State

While cannabis usage and possession is still illegal under federal law, the laws and regulations vary widely by state.

In 21 states – the sale and possession of marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use, as of November 2022, and 10 states have taken steps to decriminalize it to some degree. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing some degree of medical use of marijuana.

For additional details, click on each state to find details of legality in that state, and if there are regulations that pertain to security for legal cannabis, those are provided (details for District of Columbia are under Maryland state).

Cannabis Legalization Status

  • Cannabis legalized for recreational use
  • Medical cannabis broadly legalized
  • No broad laws legalizing cannabis

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