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Stoners! Know Your States!

Stoners! Know Your States!

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So you know that where you live is totally on board the whole legalized marijuana thing right, but what about your neighboring states or those further afield?  Don’t get caught out, know where you can and can’t partake before you end up on the wrong side of the law.

Here is the High There guide to where you can show your enthusiasm throughout the USA:

Alaska

In early 2015, Alaska made it legal for residents to use, possess and even transport up to an ounce of marijuana for their very own recreational use.  Now, the state offers a host of dispensaries for your continued enjoyment, and even green-friendly hostelries to take a toke while you are there.

California

Cool California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana back in 1996, and then in 2016 it made it legal to use and carry up to an ounce of marijuana without a prescription. You’ll currently be hard pushed to buy your bud though, as there is no place to legally buy it in the Golden State. Come January 2018 however, the state will be issuing licenses to dispensaries to allow them to sell non-medical weed.  You will then be able to quite literally, buy your green and smoke it!

Colorado

Colorado cottoned on the ever increasing love of the herb in their home county back in 2012. They are now one of the most enthusiastic states across the nation.  Some say, there are more marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, than there are Starbucks or McDonalds!  Great for lovers of the green, not so good for fast food fans.

Maine

The 2016 elections brought with it many surprises.  Some nasty, some not so much. One pleasing surprise was the initiative to allow the good people of Maine to possess as much as a whopping 2.5 ounces of marijuana! From January 30th of this year, Mainers have been entitled to enjoy more than twice as much as residents of other free-thinking states.  Bad news if you are looking to buy though, as retail outlets will not be able to trade until 2018.

Massachusetts

On December 15, Massachusetts began allowing residents to carry and consume small amounts of weed and grow up to 12 plants in their homes. Retail store openings, have however now been delayed until 2018.

Nevada

Nevada said yes to the best on Election Day. From January 1, it became legal to possess up to an ounce of pot. Bad news if you want to grow your own though as residents will need a grower’s license and live more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary.

Oregon

Oregonians can carry up to an ounce of weed and grow up to four plants at home. You can also share the love with gifted edibles, so long as they are enjoyed at home.

Washington

Legalized for recreational use back in 2012, the state allows people to carry up to one ounce. If you want to grow your own, you will need to prove that your require it for medicinal purposes.

So travel safe fellow enthusiasts and always keep on the right side of the law.

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