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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Map


There are now 25 jurisdictions that allow patients to use medical marijuana. In addition, 20 states and the District of Columbia have authorized the operation of dispensaries that give citizens access to medical marijuana products. In those jurisdictions, various state departments are often responsible for developing and implementing the regulations for dispensaries. The regulations focusing on registration and licensing, the number of dispensaries allowed, their location, and operation are examined on this page.

This is a longitudinal dataset, displaying laws as of September 1, 2014 through July 1, 2016. 

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In 7 jurisdictions, dispensaries are explicitly prohibited from publicly displaying marijuana products.  


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