State Medical Cannabis Laws (2022)

Alabama

(SB46 of 2021 created anew medical cannabis law enacted on May 17, 2021 and islisted in Table 1.)

SB 174 "Carly's Law" (Act 2014-277) Allows University of Alabama Birmingham to conduct effectivenessresearch usinglow-THC products fortreating seizure disorders for up to 5 years. HB 61 (2016) Leni's Law allows more physicians to refer patients to use CBD for more conditions.NoProvides legal defense for possession and/or use of CBD oil. Does not create an in-stateproduction method.Yes, debilitating epileptic conditions,life-threatening seizures, wasting syndrome, chronic pain, nausea, muscle spasms, any other sever condition resistant to conventional medicine.NoExtracts that are low THC= below 3% THCYesYesFlorida
(NEW comprehensive program approved in 2016, included in table above)
Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 CS for SB 1030 (2014) Patient treatment information and outcomes will be collected and used for intractable childhood epilepsy researchYesYes, 5 registered nurseries across the state by region, which have been in business at least 30 years in Florida.Yes, cancer, medical condition or seizure disorders that chronically produces symptoms that can be alleviated by low-THC productsNoCannabis with low THC= below .8% THC and above 10% CBD by weightYes, with approval from 2 doctorsGeorgiaHB 1 (2015)(signed bygovernor4/16/15) YesLaw allows University System of Georgia to develop a lot THC oil clinical research program that meets FDA trial compliance.Yes, end stage cancer, ALS, MS, seizure disorders, Crohn's, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson's, Sickle Cell diseaseNoCannabis oils with low THC= below 5% THC and at least an equal amount of CDB.YesYes

Idaho- VETOED BY GOVERNOR

SB 1146(VETOED by governor4/16/15)NoDoesn't define.The possessor has, or is a parent or guardian of a person thathas, cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, seizure disorders,multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, mitochondrial disease, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease or sickle cell disease;NoIs composed of no more than three-tenths percent (0.3%)tetrahydrocannabidiol by weight; is composed of at least fifteen (15) times more cannabidiolthan tetrahydrocannabidiol by weight; andcontains no other psychoactive substance.YesYesIndianaHB 1148 (2017)YesDoesn't define.Treatment resistant epilepsy.NoAt least 5 percent CBD by weight. No more than .3 percent THC by weight.YesYesIowaSF 2360, Medical Cannabidiol Act of 2014 (Effective 7/1/14 and repealed in 2017 and replaced)
HF 524of 2017 nowSection 124EYesYesYesYes, for possession or use only, not for purchasing CBD in Iowa.Less than 3 percent THCYesYes

Kansas*
(Not marked on map above because the state does not regulate the production or sale of low-CBD products.)

SB 28 Clare and Lola’s law (5/20/2019)NoNoNoNo, may use possession of low-THC product from another state for a medical reason as as "affirmable defense to prosecution."Concentrated cannabidiol with THC of no more than 5% relative of weight by third party testing.YesYesKentuckySB 124(2014)Clara Madeline Gilliam Act Exempt cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana and allows it to be administered by a public university or school of medicine in Kentucky for clinical trial or expanded access program approved by the FDA.NoUniversities in Kentucky with medical schools that are able to get a research trial. Doesn't allow for in-state production of CBD product.Intractable seizure disordersNoNo, only "cannabidiol".Mississippi
(Overturned Amendment 65 from 2020 included in table above.)
HB 1231 "Harper Grace's Law" 2014All provided through National Center for Natural Products Research at the Univ. of Mississippi and dispensed by the Dept. of Pharmacy Services at the Univ. of Mississippi Medical CenterYes, debilitating epileptic condition or related illnessNo"CBD oil" - processed cannabis plantextract, oil or resin that contains more than 15% cannabidiol, or a dilution of the resin that contains at least 50 milligrams of cannabidiol (CBD) per milliliter, but not more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)Yes, if an authorized patient or guardianYesMissouri (NEW comprehensive program approved in 2018, included in table above)HB 2238 (2014)YesYes, createscannabidiol oil care centers and cultivation and production facilities/laboratories.Yes, intractable epilepsy that has not responded to three or more other treatment options.No"Hemp extracts" equal or less than .3% THC and at least 5% CBD by weight.YesYesNorth CarolinaHB 1220(2014) Epilepsy Alternative Treatment Act- Pilot Study HB 766(2015) Removes Pilot Study designationYesUniversity research studies with a hemp extract registration card from the state DHHS or obtained from another jurisdiction that allows removal of the products from the state.Yes, intractable epilepsyNo"Hemp extracts" with less than nine-tenths of one percent (0.9%) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by weight. Is composed of at least fivepercent (5%) cannabidiol by weight.
Contains no other psychoactive substance.YesYesOklahoma (NEW comprehensive medical program approved in 2018 and listed above)HB 2154 (2015)YesNo in-state production allowed, so products would have to be brought in. Any formal distribution system would require federal approval.People under 18 (minors)Minors with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome, or other severe epilepsy that is not adequately treated by traditional medical therapiesNoA preparation of cannabis with no more than .3% THC in liquid form.YesYes, only allowed for minorsSouth CarolinaSB 1035(2014) Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Act- Julian's LawYesMust use CBD product from an approved source; and (2) approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to be used for treatment of a condition specified in an investigational new drug application. -The principal investigator and any subinvestigator may receive cannabidiol directly from an approved source or authorized distributor for an approved source for use in the expanded access clinical trials. Some have interpreted the law to allow patients and caregivers to produce their own products. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome, also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy, or any other form of refractory epilepsy that is not adequately treated by traditional medical therapies.NoCannabidiol or derivative of marijuana that contains 0.9% THC and over 15% CBD, orat east 98 percent cannabidiol (CBD) and not more than 0.90%tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)by volume that has been extracted from marijuana or synthesized in a laboratoryYesYesTennessee

SB 2531(2014)
Creates a four-year study of high CBD/low THC cannabisat Tenn.Tech Univ.

Researchers need to track patient information and outcomes
Only products produced by Tennessee Tech University.
Patients may possess low THC oils only if they are purchased "legally in the United States and outside of Tennessee," from an assumed medical cannabis state, howevermost states do not allow products to leave the state.

Yes, intractable seizure conditions.

No

"Cannabis oil" withless than .9% THC as part of a clinical research study.

YesYesHB 197 (2015)NoAllows for legal defense for having the product as long as it was obtained legally in the US or other medical cannabis state.Yes, intractable seizure conditions.NoSame as above.YesYesTexas

SB 339 (2015)
Texas Compassionate Use Act

HB 3703 (2019)

YesYes, licensed by the Department of Public Safety.Yes, intractable epilepsy, incurable neurodegenerative disease, terminal cancer, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, ALS, autism.No"Low-THC Cannabis" with not more than 0.5 percent by weight of tetrahydrocannabinols.YesYesUtah (NEW comprehensive program approved in 2018,included in table above)HB 105(2014) Hemp Extract Registration ActYesNot completely clear, however it may allowhigher education institutions to grow or cultivate industrial hemp.Yes, intractable epilepsy that hasn't responded to three or more treatment options suggested by a neurologist.No"Hemp extracts" with less than .3% THC by weight and at least 15% CBD by weight and contains no other psychoactive substancesYesYes

Virginia
(NEW comprehensive medical program approved in 2020and listed above)

HB 1445- no longer in effectNoNo in-state means of acquiring cannabis products.Intractable epilepsyNoCannabis oils with at least 15% CBD or THC-A and no more than 5% THC.YesYesWisconsinAB 726 (2013 Act 267)NoPhysicians and pharmacies with an investigational drug permit by the FDA could dispense cannabidiol. Qualified patients would also be allowed to access CBD from an out-of-state medical cannabis dispensary that allows for out-of-state patients to use their dispensaries as well as remove the products from the state. No in-state production/manufacturing mechanism provided.Seizure disordersException tothe definition of prohibited THC by state law, allows for possession of "cannabidiol in a form without a psychoactive effect." THC or CBD levels are not defined.NoYesWyoming
HB 32 (2015)
Supervised medical use of hemp extracts. Effective 7/1/2015YesNo in-state production or purchase method defined.Intractable epilepsy or seizure disordersNo"Hemp extracts" with less than 0.3% THC and at least 5% CBD by weight.YesYes

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