Pot, Marijuana, Weed, Cannabis, or Ganga, are a few different names for the same thing.

The Best MMJ Friendly States

The recreational weed legalization is growing throughout our country.

Many states with legal weed are becoming increasingly popular and making billions of dollars, not only in sales of product, but taxes and in tourism.

Cannabis smokers are enjoying the freedom of being able to buy marijuana in the open, either to enhance the day to day life or to make travel plans to a relaxing destination:





coloradoLegalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012. It has been said to have more dispensaries than Starbucks and McDonalds. Tourists and residents can purchase up to one ounce of cannabis here.
(Before you light up here, you may want to check on your county or towns own laws, as they can differ). However, for the most part, these are what you can use or possess, if you are over 21. One ounce is the limit to carry here. You can possess and buy up to 1 ounce at a time through a licensed retailer.
You can smoke what you grow! As long as you don’t have any more than six cannabis plants. Three or fewer of these not being in the mature stage yet, just make sure that they are not out in the open or can be seen by the public.




Washington State was the second state to legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use and is now a new hotspot for cannabis tourism.
Over 21, purchase one oz of marijuana flower, 7 grams for concentrates, 16 ounces of edibles or 72 ounces of liquids. If you are from out of state you can purchase your products but, they must be consumed in Washington.
No growing allowed here; up to a $10,000 fine and 5 years behind bars. Only the strictly regulated facilities that are licensed are able to grow cannabis, then they deliver to the dispensaries when its ready.



ALASKA (2015)

alaskaAlaskans voted to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana on Nov 4, 2014. The measure went into effect in February 2015 according to the Alaska Dispatch News, who shows the first cannabis shop open for the public in Valdez.
Even though Marijuana is legal for recreational use in Alaska, you can not smoke in public or on federal land. No lighting up at amusement parks, sidewalks, or the national forests. Best to smoke on your own private property.
It is legal to carry, purchase, use or transport up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of marijuana, if you are over the age of 21. If you wanted to possess, grow, process or transport cannabis in Alaska, you can not have more than 6 plants at a time, with three or fewer being mature, or flowering plants this is for one adult over the age of 21. You may not have over 12 plants at one time with six or fewer being mature, or budding, even if there are more than two adults over the age of 21. You may possess the weed where it was grown!


OREGON (2015)

oregonIf you are over 21 years old you may purchase seeds plant, cannbinoid products and usable marijuana from licensed OLCC retailers. You are also allowed to have 4 plants per household.
1 oz usable cannabis
16 oz cannabinoid product in solid form
72 oz of cannabinoid in a liquid form
5 grams of cannabinoid extracts or concentrates
5 Immature plants
10 marijuana seeds
You can’t smoke your weed in public places such as; parks, bus stops, or bars and restaurants. But, you can smoke in the the privacy of your own home.



In November 2014 (taking effect 2/26/2015) Washington DC ‘overwhelmingly approved’ that any resident or visitor over the age of 21 can possess up to two ounces of cannabis and may grow up to 6 plants or less in their residences. No getting busted for paraphernalia here. They have become known as “A Farmers Market for Weed” due to not being able to commercially buy or sell product, many grow the 6 plants allowed. Then, with such a personal abundance they will get together and hold fairs or other events.



NEVADA (2017)

nevadaHundreds stood in line as Nevada became the fifth state to open its doors to the first legal recreational customers. Sin City became the newest cash crop with legalizing recreational marijuana in July 2017. Now calling themselves ‘The New Amsterdam’.
Still need to be 21 as most states. However, you can buy up to one ounce of cannabis flower or up to 1/8 ounce or 3.5 grams of concentrates at one time. You may also gift an ounce of weed or up to 1/8 oz of concentrate. If you live 25 miles or more away from an operating dispensary you can grow up to 6 plants and keep the harvest from those plants.

Updated: September 2017