This Interactive Map Helps You Navigate America's Confusing Marijuana Laws

Depending on which state you're in, getting caught with marijuana could mean getting a ticket, a criminal charge or no punishment at all. And there is no Mason-DIxon line dividing legal from illegal jurisdictions, so you often see states like Idaho - where no use of marijuana is legal - nestled among states that have legalized medical and/or recreational use.

Confused? You're not the only one having trouble keeping up-to-date of America's marijuana laws. Luckily, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is here to help. The NCIA has teamed up with data specialists from CannaRegs - a startup tracking current marijuana regulations - to offer an interactive map that allows you to click on any of the 50 states and learn about their current laws.

And there's additional info that people thinking about joining the cannabis industry will find very helpful.

For legal states, the map includes the number of dispensaries and testing labs, the fees for starting a new canna-business, the industry's projected revenue in 2020, and more. For states where medical marijuana is legal, the map offers a list of approved conditions and what forms of cannabis are available (e.g. dried flower, extracts, oils, etc). And for states where marijuana remains illegal, the map includes details on campaigns to repeal prohibition through ballot measures or bills in state legislatures.

Check it out:


For new and experienced cannabis consumers looking for a new way to discover products, look no further than the Cannabiscope Wheel. Civilized caught up with co-founders David Schachter and Paul Shockley to learn how the idea came to them, what they hope for the future of the company, and how cannabis industry folk and consumers are already benefiting from the service. How did you get the idea for Cannabiscope?I had the idea while on vacation in Amsterdam in 2014 when I heard author Doug Fine (who's now an advisor to Cannabiscope) speak at the High Times Cannabis Cup.

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