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LEGISLATIVE TRACKER


For more than 60 years, ASAM has advocated for policies that advance the understanding of addiction as a chronic disease and promote access to high-quality, evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery and remission support services for all Americans who need it.

ASAM and ASAM's State Chapters advocate for legislative and regulatory change on the federal and state levels. Follow the latest federal and state bills and regulations that affect addiction medicine practice by using the map below. In addition, use the marijuana legislative tracker to learn more about state laws regarding the status of marijuana legalization for recreational and/or medical use as well as marijuana decriminalization.




Federal & State Legislative Tracker





Marijuana Legislative Tracker

The national discussion on the legal status of marijuana has been a hot-button issue since Colorado became the first state to legalize its recreational use and retail manufacturing and sale in 2012. Since then, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. have also legalized recreational cannabis use for adults. Since 1996, 29 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized cannabis for non-FDA-approved medicinal uses for a variety of conditions and another 13 states have cannabidiol (CBD)-specific medical marijuana laws that provide affirmative defense for patients who use low-THC, high-CBD cannabis extracts for specific conditions.

Legislation

The below mapping tool to details each state's law on legalization, medical marijuana and decriminalization. It also provides information on the specific states that are actively working to reform their laws, which is important for ASAM State Chapter organizations to monitor.

 

Map Legend

  = Legalization: Yes; Medical: Yes; Decriminalization: Yes
  = Legalization: No; Medical: Yes; Decriminalization: Yes
  = Legalization: No; Medical: No; Decriminalization: Yes
  = Legalization: No; Medical: Yes; Decriminalization: No
  = Legalization: No; Medical: No; Decriminalization: No

Interactive Map Instructions

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  • Hover mouse over state to view legal distinctions for that state.
  • Where you see "click for more info...", detailed information will be available when you click on that state.
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  • View in landscape position on smaller devices for best results.
  • Tap a state to view legal distinctions for that state.
  • Where you see the (more info...) link next to the state name, detailed information will be available when you tap that link.



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