State Regulations for Cannabis Testing

States that permit the use of medical and recreational marijuana set their own programs. Many aspects are covered within these programs including regulations and requirements for growers, processors, retailers and laboratories. The required testing and accreditation varies from state-to-state. What will not vary is the credibility gained by growers, processors, and retailer that test the safety and quality of their cannabis.

Which instruments you need will be determined by what tests your state requires. Below are links to the rules and regulations created by the states that have legalized marijuana for either medical, adult use or both.

State not listed? Please check NORML for more information. Additional states continue to legalize, and state cannabis laws frequently change. Please refer to the state’s website for the most up to date information.

Interactive Legislative Map by Cannabis Business Times

Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not legal advice or substitute for legal counsel.

Alaska - Fully Legalized

Alaska Administrative Code: 3 AAC 306. Alaska Statutes: AS 17.38

Arizona - Fully Legalized

Arizona Revised Statutes A.R.S. §36-2801 and Proposition 207

Arkansas - Medical Only

Amendment No. 98 of the Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874, The Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016.

California - Fully Legalized

Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA): A.B. 266, A.B. 242, S.B. 643, Proposition 64

Colorado - Fully Legalized

Colorado Revised Statutes: Medical Marijuana Code: C.R.S. 12-43.3-101, Retail Marijuana Code: C.R.S. 12-43.4-101

Connecticut - Medical Only

Connecticut General Statutes: Chapter 420f Section 21a-408

Delaware - Medical Only

Title 16 Health And Safety Delaware Administrative Code: 4470 State of Delaware Medical Marijuana Code

District of Columbia - Fully Legalized

Washington D.C. Regulations Act 13-138, "Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1998"; and Initiative 71, the "Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Initiative of 2014."

Florida - Medical Only

Article X Section 29 of the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes 381.986

Hawaii - Medical Only

Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 329-121 to 329-128; Part IX, Medical Use of Marijuana, pp.64-68

Illinois - Fully Legalized

Compassionate Use Of Medical Cannabis Program Act (410 ILCS 130/) and Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (410 ILCS 705/)

Louisiana - Medical Only

Final Rule - Medical Marijuana (LAC 7:XLIX. Chapters 1-31)

Maine - Fully Legalized

Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Chapter 558-C: Maine Medical Use Of Marijuana Act and Maine Adult Use Marijuana Program (18-691 C.M.R. ch.1)

Maryland - Medical Only

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR): Title 10, Subtitle 62 Natalie LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission

Massachusetts - Fully Legalized

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations: 105 CMR 725.000 Implementation Of An Act For The Humanitarian Medical Use Of Marijuana

Michigan - Fully Legalized

Michigan Compiled Laws: Section 333.26424 Michigan Medical Marijuana Act

Minnesota - Medical Only

Minnesota Administrative Rules Chapter 4770, Medical Cannabis

Mississippi - Medical Only

Initiative Measure #65 (amends the Mississippi Constitution)

Missouri - Medical Only

Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, Section 1. Right to access medical marijuana

Montana - Fully Legalized

Montana Medical Marijuana Act, Mont. Code Ann. Title 50, Ch. 46, Part 3, and Ballot Initiatives I-190 and CI-118, 2020

Nevada - Fully Legalized

Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 40, Chapter 453A Medical Use of Marijuana; and Title 56, Chapter 678C Medical Used of Marijuana and Chapter 678D Adult Use of Cannabis

New Hampshire - Medical Only

New Hampshire Revised Statutes: 126-X:10 Use Of Cannabis For Therapeutic Purposes

New Jersey - Fully Legalized

New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 8:64, and New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 24:6I

New Mexico - Medical Only

Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-31C-1, N.M. Stat. Ann. §26-2B-3(F)

New York - Fully Legalized

Compassionate Care Act, New York Codes, Rules and Regulations: Volume D Title 10 Part 1004 Chapter XIII - Medical Use of Marijuana

North Dakota - Medical Only

North Dakota NDCC Chapter 19-24.1 & NDAC Chapter 33-44-01

Ohio - Medical Only

Ohio Revised Code (O.R.C.) 3796

Oklahoma - Medical Only

Ballot Question 788. Oklahoma Administrative Code: OAC 475:10-1-9(a).

Oregon - Fully Legalized

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 475B Cannabis Regulation

Pennsylvania - Medical Only

Medical Marijuana Act - Enactment, Act of Apr. 17, 2016, P.L. 84, No. 16

Rhode Island - Medical Only

The State of Rhode Island General Laws R21-28

Vermont - Fully Legalized

State of Vermont Executive Department Executive Order - NO. 15-178

Virginia - Medical Only

Code of Virginia§ 18.2-251.1. Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes permitted.

Washington - Fully Legalized

Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Title 69 Chapter 69.51A

West Virginia - Medical Only

Chapter 16A. Medical Cannabis Act


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