A look at marijuana laws in the U.S.
Two states -- Colorado and Washington -- have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Nineteen other states and the District of Columbia allow some legal use of marijuana, primarily for medicinal purposes.
Have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical use
Allow medical marijuana use
Click on each state for more details.
Note: In Maryland, the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes can be used as a defense in court. However, the state doesn't provide a way for patients to obtain marijuana.
Sources: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)