The report

MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACCESS IN THE UNITED STATES
A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws

The research and analysis in this report was conducted by Americans for Safe Access Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Copyright © 2016

129 page PDF  at :
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Table of Contents

Preface…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………4
1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8
2. Qualifying Conditions for Sate Medical Cannabis Programs…………………………………………11
3. State-by-State Grades………………………………………………………………………………………………….13
4.How States Were Evaluated…………………………………………………………………………………………14
I. Patient Rights and Civil Protection from Discrimination……………………………14
II. Access to Medicine…………………………………………………………………………………..16
III. Ease of Navigation…………………………………………………………………………………..19
IV. Functionality……………………………………………………………………………………………22
V. Product Safety…………………………………………………………………………………………24

5. The States and Their Grades………………………………………………………………………………………..34 Alabama………………………………………………………………………………………………….34 Alaska……………………………………………………………………………………………………..36 Arizona……………………………………………………………………………………………………38 California…………………………………………………………………………………………………40 Colorado………………………………………………………………………………………………….42 Connecticut……………………………………………………………………………………………..44 Delaware…………………………………………………………………………………………………46 District of Columbia…………………………………………………………………………………48 Florida……………………………………………………………………………………………………..50 Georgia……………………………………………………………………………………………………52 Hawaii……………………………………………………………………………………………………..54 Illinois………………………………………………………………………………………………………56 Iowa………………………………………………………………………………………………………..58 Kentucky………………………………………………………………………………………………….60 Louisiana………………………………………………………………………………………………….62 Maine………………………………………………………………………………………………………64 Maryland…………………………………………………………………………………………………66 Massachusetts…………………………………………………………………………………………68 Michigan………………………………………………………………………………………………….70 Minnesota……………………………………………………………………………………………….72 Mississippi……………………………………………………………………………………………….74 Missouri…………………………………………………………………………………………………..76 Montana………………………………………………………………………………………………….78 Nevada……………………………………………………………………………………………………80
New Hampshire……………………………………………………………………………………….82
New Jersey……………………………………………………………………………………………….84
New Mexico……………………………………………………………………………………………..86
New York………………………………………………………………………………………………..88
North Carolina…………………………………………………………………………………………90 Oklahoma………………………………………………………………………………………………..92 Oregon……………………………………………………………………………………………………94
Rhode Island……………………………………………………………………………………………96 Tennessee……………………………………………………………………………………………….98
South Carolina……………………………………………………………………………………….100 Texas……………………………………………………………………………………………………..102 Utah………………………………………………………………………………………………………104 Vermont…………………………………………………………………………………………………106 Virgina……………………………………………………………………………………………………108 Washington……………………………………………………………………………………………110 Wisconsin………………………………………………………………………………………………112 Wyoming……………………………………………………………………………………………….114 6. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..116

7. Model Legislation………………………………………………………………………………………………………118
8. Recommendations for Regulators……………………………………………………………………………..129