Publication Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014

There are now 24 jurisdictions that allow patients to use medical marijuana. In addition, 19 states and the District of Columbia have authorized the operation of dispensaries that give citizens access to medical marijuana products. In those jurisdictions, various state departments are often responsible for developing and implementing the regulations for dispensaries. The regulations focusing on registration and licensing, the number of dispensaries allowed, their location, and operation are examined on this page.

Please note, this dataset is now maintained by Legal Science, LLC, on the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System at It was originally created by the staff at the Center for Public Health Law Research.