How High Are You?
Yarett, Research Ian, Newsweek
Byline: Research by Ian Yarett
Fourteen states have legalized medical marijuana. The grass is greenest in California, where last month possession limits were deemed unconstitutional. Dude!
California = 253,800* = N/A
Since regulations do not contain a comprehensive list of eligible conditions, anything that persuades a doctor to recommend the drug--from anxiety to HIV--counts.
Washington = 45,800* = N/A
Instead of setting a strict limit on the amount of marijuana a patient can possess, the law permits "60 days' supply."
Oregon = 26,274 = 24 oz.
The possession limit of 1.5 pounds is greater than that of any other state. "You could literally have a pillowcase filled to the rim," says Allen St. Pierre of NORML.
Colorado = 17,356 = 2 oz.
The state is experiencing a "green rush," receiving upwards of 900 applications a day for medical-marijuana cards.
Michigan = 8,004 = 2.5 oz.
A new school dedicated to the cultivation of medical marijuana hopes to create jobs and stimulate the state's ailing economy.
Montana = 7,339 = 1 oz.
The voter-approved medical-marijuana measure passed by the largest margin of any state: 62 to 38 percent.
Hawaii = 5,000* = 3 oz.
"Whether or not marijuana use is permissible at a place of employment is up to the discretion of the employer," states the law.
Nevada = 2,808 = 1 oz.
Patients must pass a strict background check--and pay up to $242--in order to qualify for medical marijuana.
Rhode Island = 1,274 = 2. …