As time passes, more states are looking to the legalization of medical cannabis and many medical marijuana patients are beginning to wonder if they can use their cannabis authorization in other states than where it was originally issued. Some medical cannabis states will accept out-of-state authorizations as long as it is legal. Even though, there are not many of these states, you can be hopeful that more of them will come onboard soon enough. The states that have already embraced this concept are compiled and listed below.
State of Arizona
Currently, the state of Arizona technically recognizes out-of-state legal authorizations. However, there is a drawback. Medical cannabis authorization for patients living out of state does not include purchasing marijuana from a local medical marijuana dispensaries. In other words, even though, you cannot purchase from a local dispensary, you won’t be penalized by law or have your medical marijuana confiscated, if you are stopped by law enforcement. However, you can only carry around two and a half ounces of usable marijuana in the state of Arizona and you must have your medical cannabis card on you.
State of Maine
Once you have a valid medical cannabis card and have cannabis authorization from a state that has legalized marijuana, you can possess two and a half ounces of weed, if you are visiting the state of Maine. This law is only applicable for thirty days upon your arrival in Maine. If you stay in Maine for more than thirty days, then you have to obtain a valid cannabis authorization ID card from Maine.
State of Michigan
In the state of Michigan, your out-of-state cannabis authorization card is accepted. However, the possession limit is two and a half ounces of usable marijuana. While you are in Michigan, be sure to enjoy their craft beers and pristine lakes.
State of Nevada
The state of Nevada is still in the process of opening up medical marijuana dispensaries, but in the meantime, the state is using various delivery services to transport legal cannabis to patients within the state. The state is very friendly toward legal marijuana possession. So, if you are out-of-state, you will be able to possess as much as two and a half ounces of usable marijuana. You are allowed the same quantity as it relates to edible cannabis products.
State of New Hampshire
The state of New Hampshire is in close proximity to Maine and Rhode Island. They have come onboard with legal cannabis authorization. The state of New Hampshire has shown respect for medical marijuana for out-of-state residents. While no dispensary is yet in full operation, out-of-state residents are allowed to be in possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes. New Hampshire allows medical cannabis patients to have a limit of two ounces of usable marijuana as long as the patient is treating a medical condition that is the same as the qualifying conditions allowed by the cannabis laws in the state of New Hampshire.
State of Pennsylvania
The state of Pennsylvania has initiated a legal loophole to help minors obtain medical marijuana from another legalized state. Parents can get medical cannabis from the state of Pennsylvania for their sick child, even if they live out-of-state. However, this law may be replaced in a few years, but in the meantime parents and their minor children can only possess oils, pills, dry leaf, tinctures and topical creams made from marijuana.
State of Rhode Island
Rhode Island allows out-of-state cannabis authorization, but there is a possession limit of two and a half ounces of usable marijuana. So, you can carry around your medical marijuana in Rhode Island, but you have to follow their possession limit.
If you want to know more about cannabis authorization and qualifying medical conditions covered in various states that have legalized marijuana, go to the Cannabis Training University.
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