Which states have medical marijuana available?

 Now I can finally get that weed smell out of my clothes. New washer drier first time ever! Yay!

I. Summary Chart: 23 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana
State Year Passed How Passed
(Yes Vote)
Fee Possession Limit Accepts other states’ registry ID cards?
1. Alaska 1998 Ballot Measure 8 (58%) $25/$20 1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) No
2. Arizona 2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%) $150/$75 2.5 oz usable; 0-12 plants Yes
3. California 1996 Proposition 215 (56%) $66/$33 8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants No
4. Colorado 2000 Ballot Amendment 20 (54%) $15 2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) No
5. Connecticut 2012 House Bill 5389 (96-51 House, 21-13 Senate) $100 One-month supply (exact amount to be determined) No
6. DC 2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote) $100/$25 2 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determined No
7. Delaware 2011 Senate Bill 17 (27-14 House, 17-4 Senate) $125 6 oz usable No
8. Hawaii 2000 Senate Bill 862 (32-18 House; 13-12 Senate) $25 3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) No
9. Illinois 2013 House Bill 1 (61-57 House; 35-21 Senate) TBD 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days No
10. Maine 1999 Ballot Question 2 (61%) No fee 2.5 oz usable; 6 plants Yes
11. Maryland 2014 House Bill 881 (125-11 House; 44-2 Senate) TBD 30-day supply, amount to be determined No
12. Massachusetts 2012 Ballot Question 3 (63%) $50 60-day supply for personal medical use unknown
13. Michigan 2008 Proposal 1 (63%) $100/$25 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes
14. Minnesota 2014 Senate Bill 2470 (46-16 Senate; 89-40 House) $200/$50 30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana No
15. Montana 2004 Initiative 148 (62%) $75 1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings No
16. Nevada 2000 Ballot Question 9 (65%) $100 1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) Yes
17. New
Hampshire
2013 House Bill 573 (284-66 House; 18-6 Senate) TBD Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period Yes
18. New Jersey 2010 Senate Bill 119 (48-14 House; 25-13 Senate) $200/$20 2 oz usable No
19. New Mexico 2007 Senate Bill 523 (36-31 House; 32-3 Senate) No fee 6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature) No
20. New York 2014 Assembly Bill 6357 (117-13 Assembly; 49-10 Senate) $50 30-day supply non-smokable marijuana No
21. Oregon 1998 Ballot Measure 67 (55%) $200/$60 24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature) No
22. Rhode Island 2006 Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate) $75/$10 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes
23. Vermont 2004 Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59) $50 2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature) No
24. Washington 1998 Initiative 692 (59%) No fee 24 oz usable; 15 plants No

“Reprinted with permission of ProCon.org” Best site for Medical Marijuana and Legal State Laws! 

How is this marijuana pot leaf hat so cheap? You can’t even buy a bunk ditch weed edible for that. Or even cook one!

Or just cook something from my marijuana cookbook!

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Best Medical Marijuana Books

High Holiday is a great cookbook that teaches the basics of cooking with cannabis. It even goes beyond just the basics of cooking with medical marijuana, and teaches its readers how to prepare a variety of holiday meals for any time of the year.

This lavishly illustrated compendium of all things hashish appeals to illicit substance consumers, medical users, and history buffs alike. Author Robert Connell Clarke traces hashish origins, history, consumption, production and chemistry, from earliest times to the present. Traditional methods of collecting cannabis resin and processing it into hashish are described in detail. The second edition ofHashish boasts more than 270 photographs, drawings, maps, graphs, and tables, including 63 updated color photographs. It also includes bibliographical references and a useful index.

The all new Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana –indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds and lots of them. With 500 pages of full color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener. All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Readers can link to Ed’s research for additional information,photos,and equipment updates. Full color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed’s growing tips.

Jack Herer has updated his authoritative history of hemp’s myriad uses and of the war on this plant, just as it has become high-profile news, with supporters such as Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson. Herer thoroughly documents the petrochemical industry’s plot to outlaw this renewable source of paper, energy, food, textiles, and medicine

Cannabis affects the body and mind. Cannabinoids (natural compounds produced by the human body, cannabis, and various spice plants) aid in reducing the pain and suffering associated with more than 100 stubborn diseases and symptoms. This book builds upon the premise that subtle shifts in awareness (commonly observed in cannabis-using patients) vastly contribute to these compounds therapeutic potential. By bringing mindfulness-based therapy programs into the healing process, these shifts can be enhanced and amplified, and thus support and deepen the body’s own capacity for self-healing. The Cannabis Health Index (CHI) is an in-depth reference that combines insights from 1,000+ annotated studies from the fields of cannabinoid and consciousness research. CHI presents combined practical insights relevant to most major chronic illnesses.

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Ask Marijuana Chef: California Mist

Now, you can ask any of your marijuana cooking questions to pot chef, California Mist or marijuana enthusiast, Gary Indiana. Simply post your questions in the comments section or send us your medical marijuana themed questions to our How to cook with medical marijuana Facebook page.

This week we were asked a marijuana question about cancer. Cancer is really a terrible disease and many say that marijuana greatly helps them with nausea and pain caused by the cancer. Here we are going to answer this medical marijuana question:

Help!!!! I have been cooking sweets (chocolates, cookies and candies) for a friend who has a lot of pain due to cancer. I have been reading lots of forums but get a variety of info. For medicating pain, not looking for a buz, what is the best extraction method and recommended dosage. I’m using a cheese strand and have bud and trimmings to work with. Trimmings are easier on the pocket but at times get a plant or two that isn’t fully mature to cook w/. Please please please let me know your thoughts. Friend also requested gummies the last time she was over. Thoughts on that as well. – Katy

First off, I am so sorry that your friend is suffering and I took so long to receive your letter. Hopefully your cooking has helped them have much relief.

Trimmings are great, but a plant that isn’t fully mature isn’t going to have all the medicinal properties you might need. Although, some people prefer trimming or bud from immature plants. The structure of the THC molecules evolve as it matures. You would be best to try and find a medication with high CBD. If this isn’t possible and you can only work with what you have… Take the trimmings and put them in a slow cooker with 2 cups of coconut oil (alleged cancer fighter!) Leave it in there for four hours. After this, let the oil cool and use a wire mesh strainer and store it in a glass container in the fridge. Then take the left marijuana put it back in the slow cooker with 1/2 cup of coconut oil and the water. Do the same process but after extracting put this in the freezer and scrape the oil off the top when it hardens. That way you will extract everything but have a more potent medication.

Don’t make sweets for a cancer patient. Sugar makes cancer much much worse. You need to do something like a smoothie.

Put kale, and other cancer fighters in the smoothies with organic strawberries, raspberries and other cancer fighters with 1 tbsp of oil. It will work fantastically!

Or just give them the oil and some smoothie recipes. Everyone has a blender!

Regarding the weed gummies: Pot Gummies are a decent way of medicating. Most people make them with hash and glycerin, oil or butter. The oil takes a lot more chemistry to pull off, the butter interferes with the texture of the gummy and the glycerine extractions always seen to be missing something. Maybe a few of the substantial number of compounds in marijuana aren’t transferred over into a glycerin extraction. Of course, this is just speculation. But many marijuana patients find a glycerin high much different than one from cannabis that has been extracted into pot butter or marijuana oil.

Thank’s for askin’

California Mist

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Marijuana “Green” Oil : Podcast

When the weed fries, it gets crispy. If any of you have experienced the culinary delight that is deep fried spinach – you will be familiar with the unique texture of fried marijuana. Unfortunately marijuana prepared in the same manner does not boast the same attractive flavor.

Why does this matter you ask? Isn’t the plant matter disposed of at the end of the THC extraction process?

Not in the preparation of Cannaoil. Due to the unique “tissue paper” like texture of the fried marijuana. Even when strained vigilantly the spongy material soaks up the valuable THC infused oils.

Not to fret, this is easily rectified by crushing the fried leaves and adding them to the appropriate recipe.

Press Play, for Podcast Below

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How to cook CannaOil in detail next post!  Enjoy the Cannabis Kitchen Podcast with Cali Mist where I talk about making Cannabis Oil in detail!

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Cannabis Kitchen reports!

I have to admit. Even when it comes to doing something you absolutely love it can get discouraging. Here at Cannabis Kitchen, we try not to get discouraged – but alas everyday is not sunshine and rainbows! Due to a landlord foreclosure we are forced to prepare and test recipes in our motel room until we find a new home with a suitable kitchen! Living in a motel to live the dream – scientifically correct recipes for the right medicine. The medicine that suits your illness.

This book isn’t just about basic brownies. This book – this blog is about helping you find the right medicine for your specific disability. Be it nausea, fatigue, insomnia, aids or anorexia.

Lavender – Anti-Anxiety Brownies. Measured so each Brownie Square is exactly one Gram of Lavender Bud. Tasty!

With this in mind, I set out today to cure anxiety with cannabis medicated food. In our codependent society today people often are self conscious worriers that have spiraled into terrible patterns that cause debilitating symptoms. No matter why anxiety exists, it seems nearly impossible for the person with social anxiety, post traumatic stress or agoraphobia, to get through the day without a constant fear of an on-coming panic attack.

That’s why I sought out some Lavender Mid grade buds to try and create a very mellow medicated high that would fight anxiety and leave the person feeling relaxed much like the prescription drugs in the benzo category. Those drugs often lose effectiveness quickly and can be very addictive. A cannabis edible lasts 4-6 hours and is generally considered a non addictive medication.

This is a TEST kitchen. Here you see me using my counter top oven (big toaster oven) for the first time as well as a Budnt pan from Target. I made these with cake mix to test my Oil Batch Potency. The pan said it was non-stick but the cake crumbled and fell apart when being removed from the pan. What a disaster!

I’ve shared a batch of my most recent brownies with some fellow patients- I hope they report back to me on how they turned out!

Reader Question! Would you please…

  • Would you buy edibles marketed specifically for different ailments?
  • Do you prefer big sweet edibles, or smaller more potent edibles?
  • Does Organic matter to you? (Both bud and Ingredients)
  • How much would you pay for a potent edible?
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Hiding the taste of Cannabutter

For Medical Marijuana patients who Medicate via Edibles might find the taste of the Cannabutter unsettling. A little known fact – Marijuana can actually make food taste better! Unfortunately, that is not the case when it comes to Cannabutter. This is especially true when the THC is extracted via the Boiling Water Process. The butter loses quality while the plant matter boils and bubbles into the fat. We will get into enhancing food flavor with Marijuana in some of our later posts, and of course in the pages of the Baked Book or Cannabis Kitchen (I haven’t decided yet)!


I don’t really care for the flavor that accompanies ground beef, but I love tacos. As you can imagine I was struck with a beam of intuition in the form of an idea! Cannabis Tacos? Oh my!

Here is how I made the Tacos using a basic Taco Seasoning and a Double Dose of Medicated Butter for these extra strong Edibles.


Spread your recommended dose of Medicated Butter on the soft Taco Shell, and top with Taco Meat.


Level the Taco Meat with a spoon and top with shredded Cheddar or Mexican Cheese Blend.  If you are using refried beans be sure to first spread them on top of the butter before you put on the Taco Meat. Put in the oven at 350* until cheese melts and top with favorite Taco Toppings like onion, tomato, salsa, lettuce, beans, guac, sour cream, and cilantro.


Finished Medicated Butter Tacos! Notice the *green* sauce under the taco seasoning from the fat as the beef, cheese, and butter all gets together and has a party in your mouth! Surprisingly this had little to none medicated flavor.

Reader Question:

  • Do you think the book should be called Get Baked! or Cannabis Kitchen?
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As promised, Very Special-K

I’ll be honest here, these were not very tasty. The cannabutter flavor was over powering and it made this recipe *greasy* and guessing a lot of butter got wasted not only in the bottom of the cooking pot, but in the Hanna Montana Rockstar Cupcake Liners. They did work but, Boo! This one could have been better.


I’m already thinking of a way to improve this recipe exponentially (Hint: CannaBears!) I’m looking forward to trying this one out! My mind is spinning with possibilities. Safe to say, I’m excited!

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Cannabis Test Kitchen

Marijuana has touched me deeply. Living with an autoimmune disorder It has reached out to me by making each and every day bearable, and even something to look forward to.

The families who have experienced this plant’s near magical healing powers transform the lives of their loved ones, patients with a wide variety of diseases, disorders and sicknesses, all know the truth.

Marijuana changes lives.

So I’ve decided to write a book – Dedicated to my Dad. My Dad, an amazing Marijuana Advocate and Medicinal Marijuana Patient.

I miss you Dad.

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