For decades, medical marijuana has been prescribed to a large number of patients, but it’s only until recently that some states came forward to legalize marijuana in their vicinity. Many people rejoiced in this decision taken by the state that they reside in, but there are many of those who simply do not agree to the use of the therapeutic plant due to the belief that it is merely a drug used only to get high.
While it is true that many people prefer to abuse the use of medical marijuana, it is also true that there are many medicinal properties of marijuana that one simply cannot argue with. However, in light of recent events, a list of the states that legalized consumption and cultivation of medical marijuana was recently released on the internet.
Here is the updated list of the 29 states that have approved the consumption of marijuana, and other details regarding the matter.

1. Alaska
1998
Ballot Measure 8 (58%)
1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

2. Arizona
2010
Proposition 203 (50.13%)
2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

3. Arkansas
2016
Ballot Measure Issue 6 (53.2%)
3 oz usable per 14-day period

4. California
1996
Proposition 215 (56%)
8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants

5. Colorado
2000
Ballot Amendment 20 (54%)
2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)

6. Connecticut
2012
House Bill 5389 (96-51 H, 21-13 S)
2.5 oz usable

7. Delaware
2011
Senate Bill 17 (27-14 H, 17-4 S)
6 oz usable

8. Florida
2016
Ballot Amendment 2 (71.3%)
Amount to be determined

9. Hawaii
2000
Senate Bill 862 (32-18 H; 13-12 S)
4 oz usable; 7 plants

10. Illinois
2013
House Bill 1 (61-57 H; 35-21 S)
2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days

11. Maine
1999
Ballot Question 2 (61%)
2.5 oz usable; 6 plants

12. Maryland
2014
House Bill 881 (125-11 H; 44-2 S)
30-day supply, amount to be determined

13. Massachusetts
2012
Ballot Question 3 (63%)
60-day supply for personal medical use (10 oz)

14. Michigan
2008
Proposal 1 (63%)
2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

15. Minnesota
2014
Senate Bill 2470 (46-16 S; 89-40 H)
30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana

16. Montana
2004
Initiative 148 (62%)
1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings

17. Nevada
2000
Ballot Question 9 (65%)
2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

18. New Hampshire
2013
House Bill 573 (284-66 H; 18-6 S)
Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period

19. New Jersey
2010
Senate Bill 119 (48-14 H; 25-13 S)
2 oz usable

20. New Mexico
2007
Senate Bill 523 (36-31 H; 32-3 S)
6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature)

21. New York
2014
Assembly Bill 6357 (117-13 A; 49-10 S)
30-day supply non-smokable marijuana

22. North Dakota
2016
Ballot Measure 5 (63.7%)
3 oz per 14-day period

23. Ohio
2016
House Bill 523 (71-26 H; 18-15 S)
Maximum of a 90-day supply, amount to be determined

24. Oregon
1998
Ballot Measure 67 (55%)
24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)

25. Pennsylvania
2016
Senate Bill 3 (149-46 H; 42-7 S)
30-day supply

26. Rhode Island
2006
Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 H; 33-1 S)
2.5 oz usable; 12 plants

27. Vermont
2004
Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59)
2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)

28. Washington
1998
Initiative 692 (59%)
8 oz usable; 6 plants
Washington, DC
2010
Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote)
2 oz dried

29. West Virginia
2017
Senate Bill 386 (74-24 H; 28-6 S)
30-day supply (amount TBD)

There are many more states that are currently in talks about legalizing marijuana, and it seems that the New Year is sure to bring about new names in the list of states that have legalized marijuana so far.