State Cannabis Policy Enactment Database


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The National Conference of State Legislatures brings you up-to-date information for enacted state cannabis legislation in the 50 states, District of Columbia and territories. 

You can search for enacted legislation starting in 2022 by state, topic, keyword, year and primary sponsor using the database below.

Cannabis topics included in this database include medical programs, nonmedical adult use programs, hemp/CBD, justice-related issues, business licensing, local control, public health and research, product regulations, tax and revenue allocations or other keywords. Comprehensive measures may be marked with more than one topic.

Bill information in the database is updated at least twice a month. New measures are added as identified by NCSL staff.


For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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State measures including hemp or low THC products or programs.

Justice system-related

State measures about decriminalization, penalties, fines, record sealing, expungement, driving while THC impaired (DUID), and others.

Licensing/Business practices

State measures about cannabis business licenses including cultivation, processing, transport, dispensaries/retail, delivery, ownership, employees, testing labs, social use clubs and others.

Local control

State measures about local or municipal control of cannabis industry operations.

Medical program regulations 

State medical cannabis program measures broadly, qualifying health conditions, provider referrals, application fees and processes, sales and possession limits.

Nonmedical adult use regulations

State nonmedical adult use measures broadly, including sales and possession limits.

Product regulations

State measures about cannabis products including flower, THC, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, labeling, packaging and testing.

Public Health/Research

State measures about public health, cannabis research, data collection, monitoring and reporting.

Taxes/Revenue allocations

State measures about state cannabis excise or sales taxes, revenue allocations or earmarks.


State measures about other issues not otherwise included in above categories. For cannabis statutes related to COVID-19, please see NCSL's State Action on Coronavirus database.
For more driving under the influence or ability impaired legislation, please see NCSL's Traffic Safety State Bill Tracking database

Additional Resources

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $563,000 with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.