Looking to find your medical cannabis in a state that hasn’t yet legalized it? It may be tempting to drive across neighboring state lines with more cannabis-friendly laws. However, the number of states that will authorize qualified patients from out-of-state medical marijuana programs is still relatively small.
That doesn’t mean you can’t access a green state’s medical marijuana programs, though. Many places will either permit patients access to dispensaries and/or permit medical cannabis possession within a reasonable amount. Cannabis laws are constantly changing across the country, and it’s refreshing to see that the list of cannabis-friendly states is steadily growing! Let’s take a look at which U.S. states have a reciprocity program for visitors who are cannabis patients.
As different levels of cannabis legalization grow across the country, it’s important to know what you’re looking for in terms of out-of-state cannabis consumption. There are basically two levels of legalized cannabis: medical and recreational. Some states with recreational use may be willing to sell recreational cannabis to out-of-state patients with medical marijuana cards, while others may allow you to visit medical dispensaries. (Not all states have differences between medical and recreational cannabis for sale, though most have different tax rates for medicinal users versus recreational users.)
The following states currently have medical marijuana programs:
Of those states, these are the ones that currently accept out-of-state MMJ cards in some form or another:
Just because you have a medical marijuana card doesn’t mean you can automatically purchase cannabis at a dispensary in a state where it is legal. The following is a list of states that DO have reciprocity laws in place, meaning they will sell you medical marijuana if you have an out-of-state card.
Alaska’s medical marijuana program does not recognize out-of-state MMJ cards. However, it is legal to purchase up to 1 ounce of cannabis for recreational purposes.
Arizona provides limited reciprocity for those who are considered “visiting qualifying patients.” To be a qualifying patient, you need to hold an out-of-state medical cannabis card and live outside of Arizona or have only lived in Arizona for fewer than 30 days. Qualifying patients must also be licensed in their home state with a condition that meets Arizona’s medical card criteria. These conditions are:
With an approved medical marijuana card in Arizona, you can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis from a dispensary in Arizona or a designated caregiver every two weeks.
Recreational cannabis is legal to purchase in Arizona as of 2021, with a possession limit of up to 2.5 ounces.
Those with a valid out-of-state medical recommendation and card can legally purchase medical marijuana in Arkansas, provided they fill out a visiting patient form and can provide proof of their out-of-state medical marijuana registration. Visiting patients also need to pay a $50 application fee. If approved, a visiting patient may purchase medical marijuana in Arkansas for a 30-day period per application.
Qualified registered patients are allowed to purchase up to 2.5 ounces from a dispensary every 14 days.
With the passage of Proposition 64, recreational and medical cannabis is now available for anyone 21 or older with valid government-issued identification. The possession limits are 28.5 grams of cannabis flower and 5 grams of cannabis concentrate.
Just like in California, tourists are allowed to buy cannabis if they have valid government-issued identification and are 21 or older. The possession limits are 1 ounce for non-resident adults.
More information about Colorado’s marijuana program can be found here.
While Illinois does not allow medical marijuana reciprocity, it has legalized recreational cannabis. Unlike many other states, there are some limitations on what out-of-state residents can purchase. Non-residents ages 21 and older can have 15 grams of cannabis, 250 milligrams of infusions, and 2.5 grams of concentrate.
Washington, D.C. only allows reciprocity from certain states that have an equally functioning medical marijuana program. These states include:
While cannabis is decriminalized and is legal for recreational use, only authorized MMJ patients are able to purchase from dispensaries. Current marijuana laws prohibit the retail sale of cannabis in D.C.
If your state is not on the aforementioned list, you can still bring your medicine as long as you keep a minimum on your person. You can legally possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis flower for personal use, while concentrates and hashish remain illegal. If you visit D.C., be absolutely sure you avoid consuming cannabis on federal land and stick to using it only on private property.
More information about D.C.’s marijuana program can be found here.
In Maine, adults that are at least 21 years old can possess and use marijuana. While retail sites were thought to be open to the public by 2018, the deadline seems to have been set back. Nonetheless, adults can still possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower and 5 grams of hashish or concentrates. Medical marijuana patients from certain states can use their patient status to purchase at any of Maine’s medical dispensaries with proper identification. Maine will currently honor qualified patients from the following states:
More information about Maine’s marijuana program can be found here.
In Massachusetts, all adults over the age of 21 are legally allowed to use cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes. The possession limits are a maximum of 1 ounce of cannabis flower and 5 grams of cannabis concentrate for adults with valid government-issued identification.
Michigan’s dispensaries can choose whether or not they will recognize an out-of-state medical marijuana card. However, Michigan legalized recreational cannabis in 2018. Adults that are at least 21 years old are legally permitted to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis flower or 15 grams of concentrates. Dispensaries for medical marijuana are accessible throughout the state.
Montana is considered to have reciprocity with other states, allowing medical cardholders from out-of-state to possess and consume marijuana while visiting. However, until 2021, no states bordering Montana had legalized medical marijuana, making it illegal to bring your own cannabis into the state. South Dakota recently legalized cannabis, so this may change in the future.
As of Jan. 1, 2021, recreational marijuana is legal in Montana. Those aged 21 and older are allowed to possess, use, and grow up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Retail sales should begin in 2022.
Recreational marijuana became legal in Nevada in 2017, allowing adults 21 and older to purchase and consume cannabis for personal use. Previously, Nevada had legalized medical marijuana in 2000, and Nevada had reciprocity with all states.
For recreational use, adults 21 years and older can legally possess up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of cannabis edibles, flower, or topicals and 3.5 grams of marijuana concentrates. Medical cannabis patients and caregivers can possess up to 2.5 ounces of edibles, flower, concentrates, or topicals per two-week period.
In New Hampshire, medical marijuana patients from out of state are allowed to possess up to 2 ounces of usable cannabis, but are not permitted to purchase from local dispensaries. The patient must also have the same qualifying medical conditions that are listed in New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program.
Yes! Oklahoma recognizes out-of-state cannabis cards. In the Sooner State, out-of-state medical marijuana patients are able to purchase from dispensaries after applying for a temporary license. The temporary license costs $100, takes about 2 weeks to process, and is valid for 30 days with the ability to be renewed. If approved, patients can possess:
Oregon does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards. However, recreational marijuana is legal in the state. Anyone over 21 can purchase cannabis. The possession limits are 1 ounce of cannabis flower, 16 ounces of solid infused edibles, 72 ounces of infused liquid, 1 ounce of cannabis concentrates, and 16 ounces of cannabis topicals.
As long as patients bring their physical medical marijuana card with a government-issued ID card from the same state, visiting patients can have access to dispensaries in Rhode Island. Out-of-state patients are also permitted to possess the same amount of medical marijuana as in-state patients. The possession limits are 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis.
Since Vermont legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2018, adults over 21 are permitted to carry up to 1 ounce of cannabis. Commercial dispensaries are currently unavailable, and only Vermont residents who participate in the state’s MMP are permitted to purchase from state-licensed medical dispensaries.
Like other state’s on this list, Utah requires patients to meet one of its own qualifying conditions in order to extend reciprocity. Those qualifying conditions include:
Washington state legalized cannabis for recreational use. All adults that are at least 21 years old are able to purchase cannabis at retail sites across the state. The law allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis flower, 16 ounces of infused edibles, 72 ounces of infused liquids, or 7 grams of concentrates.
While medical marijuana and/or low THC: high CBD products may be legal in these states, they do not serve out-of-state patients.
In May 2021, Governor Kemp signed legislation into law, Senate Bill 195, which permitted 30 state-licensed dispensaries to sell high-CBD/low-THC oil products to eligible patients.
Hawaii does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cardholders but does allow out-of-state residents to apply for their own program. Those with serious or terminal conditions can get their applications fast-tracked.
Governor Holcomb signed legislation in 2018 that authorized dispensaries to sell low-THC industrial hemp products to qualifying adults. This means that products can possess no more than 0.3 percent THC and no other additional substances. At this time, there is one dispensary that opened in the summer of 2022.
Iowa’s program allows out-of-state visitors to possess cannabis. However, only residents that are registered with the state’s medical program can make purchases at dispensaries.
Kansas is an outlier. Currently, Kansas allows patients access to medical CBD. However, medical marijuana is currently prohibited.
Kentucky currently offers a medical CBD program for patients with intractable epilepsy. At this time, medical marijuana is not permitted.
Minnesota does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards. Possession of less than 42.5 grams (1.5 ounces) of cannabis is considered a petty misdemeanor. First-time offenders may be ordered to attend drug rehab, though the law does allow a fine of up to $300.
State medical marijuana laws do not allow a patient with an out-of-state medical cannabis card or certification to possess medical marijuana in Missouri.
New Jersey does not recognize other states’ medical marijuana cards. Other online sources say that out-of-state medical marijuana patients may also be able to get certified by a New Jersey doctor and that patients are allowed to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis flower. Veriheal has confirmed with the state that New Jersey does not offer reciprocity.
New Jersey also recently legalized recreational cannabis.
New York does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards or certificates.
Ohio does not extend reciprocity with its medical marijuana program. For those who aren’t registered with the state’s Medical Marijuana Control Program, possession of less than 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of cannabis is considered a minor misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $150.
South Carolina only allows for low THC high CBD products for eligible patients that suffer from various forms of epilepsy. At this time medical marijuana is still illegal.
Tennessee laws only allow low THC high CBD oil for patients that suffer from one or more qualifying conditions. This really only allows for protection from the law and doesn’t offer avenues for patients to purchase these products.
Virginia does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana patients. The state did decriminalize marijuana in 2020. Now, the maximum penalty for possessing up to 1 ounce of marijuana is a $25 fine, with no arrest or criminal record imposed.
While Pennsylvania legalized cannabis for medicinal use, its state laws are still fairly strict. Out-of-state medical marijuana patients that were minors used to be able to obtain cannabis in Pennsylvania; however, that law appears to have been recently rescinded.
Per the state regulations, only terminally ill cancer patients in states that have comparable medical cannabis programs may use and make lawful purchases in West Virginia. Please contact the state authorities to confirm which states have a reciprocating agreement with West Virginia.
At this time, Wyoming only has laws in place for eligible patients to access low THC high CBD products. Marijuana is completely illegal.
In November 2020, cannabis was the real winner of the election. Four states voted to legalize marijuana: Arizona, New Jersey, Montana, and South Dakota. Additionally, Mississippi approved medical marijuana. Here are what’s expected from these states.
Arizona has already rolled out recreational sales for all individuals over the age of 21.
Mississippi leaders are currently working to establish production, regulation, and licensing structures in time for the target date of Aug. 15, 2021. Initiative 65 requires that regulations for all aspects of the program, including production and licensing for sale, must be in place by July 1, 2021.
As of Jan. 1, 2021, Montana residents age 21 and older are allowed to possess, use, and grow up to 1 ounce of marijuana. It is unclear when recreational retail sales will begin.
As of Jan. 1, 2021, recreational marijuana is legal in New Jersey for adults 21 and older. Recreational sales are not yet legal.
Starting July 1, 2021, adults 21 and older will be able to possess 1 ounce of cannabis with no more than 8 grams of that being concentrate. They will also be able to grow three plants and possess the harvest if there are no retailers in their area. Registered patients will be able to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis and six plants.
While Texas does have legal medical marijuana, it is considered one of the strictest laws of its kind. To qualify to receive medical marijuana in Texas, the Compassionate Use Act states that you must be a permanent resident of the state and suffer from one of the state’s few qualifying conditions, which includes epilepsy and terminal cancer. “intractable epilepsy.” There are no other qualifying conditions. For those who do qualify, only medical cannabis products that contain 1% THC, or hemp-derived products with less than .3% THC are legal.
Wisconsin has CBD-only medical marijuana provisions.
In the following states, no version of marijuana is legal:
This varies widely by state, but usually, the answer is no. One exception is Hawaii, which allows you to apply for their program in lieu of reciprocity.
For all the states listed above, dispensaries should accept out-of-state IDs. Happy shopping!
While California did not accept out-of-state MMJ cards, the point is moot since they legalized recreational cannabis.
If you have questions about obtaining a medical card, Veriheal makes the process simple and quick. Sign up today to speak with an MMJ doctor through our online platform.
This blog post was originally published on 3/1/21 and updated on 3/28/22. We will continue to update it as states change their regulations nationwide.
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Da Dude says:
April 18, 2019 at 6:06 am
What about Florida?
Harmony Rowland says:
November 3, 2021 at 4:13 pm
Can I use my medical card in florida. I’m from Maine it was issued in maine….
December 29, 2021 at 8:30 am
I am a FL mmj patient and we do not have reciprocity with any other states. We still are limited to 2.5 oz in a 35 day period and have vertical grow regulations…if it wasn’t grown here, can’t be sold here!
Nicole Patty says:
January 29, 2022 at 2:44 am
Help.. cousin a resident of idaho has many conditions to meet the requirements of the medical card../she live near Montana, Wyoming and Utah, she could travel… Idaho isn’t open to any thing remotely associated with Marijuana… how can a resident of Idaho possibly get a card for another near by state..
Juliette Cowall says:
August 27, 2019 at 8:24 pm
What about Maryland?
January 6, 2023 at 11:37 am
I live in Wv. I can go to Michigan to buy recreational! Are the any other states near me I can do the same?
February 10, 2023 at 3:22 pm
Go to DC! Takoma Wellness is amazing.
locked in a tower says:
January 22, 2020 at 12:55 pm
Living in South Carolina is like living in the DARK ages!!!
October 1, 2022 at 7:59 pm
GA legalized medical use in 2013 but have made getting licensed to sell in state impossible. I have a card that is useless. Welcome to the bible belt South.
Beaver Bill says:
November 2, 2022 at 8:53 pm
Paula Jones says:
May 25, 2020 at 8:02 pm
Need to update this with Virginia’s changes
June 28, 2021 at 8:02 am
My name is Pam, I am 71yo & live in chronic pain!
I also live in the state of Alabama! As of May 2021 Al has legalized purchase of MMj!
This site isn’t helping me because when I put my Al zipcode in it ends there. Nor can I find a Mmj Dr because the same issue has occurred! How often is this site updated?
I just wanted to inform someone to report that Al is now legal for Mmj!
Thx once again for your time!
June 28, 2021 at 9:00 am
Hi Pam! This site is indeed updated. However, we do not service Alabama quite yet. If you sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of our site), we will notify you once we have doctors operating in Alabama. I hope that helps! 🙂
March 6, 2023 at 12:25 pm
Kentucky has legalized mmj for certain health issues, but as of yet, we have no dispensaries at all.
September 3, 2021 at 3:14 pm
Pam ran across this article a bit ago. Seems like state dragging feet as much as possible with expected dated of 2022.
December 9, 2021 at 2:40 pm
Google is how I got my mm doctor.
Everything is done online and than a phone call. Cost me $125., yearly.
Sylvia Jean Blackorby says:
June 4, 2022 at 8:09 pm
I am a medical patient in Illinois. Can I purchase medical Marijuana in Mississippi?
Beaver Bill says:
November 2, 2022 at 8:55 pm
October 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Where do you live?
February 10, 2023 at 7:41 am
May I plz ask what site on Google? I’ve read everything I’ve come across… Plz help 😔 I’m a chronic pain patient (Muscular spazmatic torticollis) very painful… Thanks in advance
Phillip Dutcher says:
May 29, 2020 at 4:26 pm
Now @ Utah, has Medical Marijuana. Can I purchase Marijuana, threw You?
cannabidiol oil says:
October 15, 2020 at 9:08 am
Good on you for sharing.
January 23, 2021 at 12:30 pm
If I have my Medical Marijuana card in New Jersey would I be able to use it in North Carolina? I just recently moved to North Carolina and am trying to find a job but I’ve had my medical marijuana card for a while now in Jersey but I’m stuck because am I not gonna be able to use my medical marijuana card? Also when I get drug tested and I fail, would my card cover that? I need help!
Michelle Catapang says:
March 10, 2021 at 10:48 pm
Nice content! This can be a good reference.
March 12, 2021 at 1:45 pm
I am moving to Ohio and what do I need to do cause I applied for West Virginia medical marijuana card how do I get it transferred or something
Pattie Williams says:
April 8, 2021 at 10:53 pm
I have a pa medical marijuana card . Can I use it at a Florida dispensary?
May 24, 2021 at 6:45 pm
So in California I can mail order with a Texas DL and a Texas medical card for marijuana use?
May 24, 2021 at 7:03 pm
No. Across the board, it is 100% illegal to ship cannabis through the mail or even move it across state lines. However, if you were to go to California, you would be able to purchase from dispensaries with your DL and card.
Denise Holcomb says:
June 20, 2021 at 4:36 pm
Iowa has legalized medical marijuana but only offer pills, creams and vape systems
Quincy Baker says:
June 22, 2021 at 2:46 pm
How can get a medical card but I stay in South Carolina but I travel to places where it’s legal
June 22, 2021 at 3:08 pm
Since SC doesn’t have a standing medical cannabis program, unfortunately, you won’t be able to use reciprocity anywhere. So, your only choice is to visit states where recreational use is legal. Do note that while it’d be legal for you to partake in a recreational state (assuming you are 21 or older), traveling across state lines with cannabis products is federally illegal.
Don V. says:
July 5, 2021 at 7:43 pm
Update your article. NY State allows recreational use now so do many other states
July 6, 2021 at 9:04 am
This article pertains to reciprocating medical programs only. These are completely separate from recreational ones.
July 8, 2021 at 10:13 am
My NJ card works in puerto rico 🔥
January 28, 2023 at 12:05 pm
Yes, the dispensaries have a form you need to fill out and pay a fee. It wasn’t much, maybe $40??
April 22, 2023 at 8:03 am
Do you just go into the dispensary with your Jersey card? Or does the form need to be filled out prior to us visiting PR?
Michele Stefanik says:
July 13, 2021 at 7:08 pm
North Carolina needs to get with the program. I currentl live in PA and am moving to NC. I suffer horribly with so many auto immune illnesses and am allergic to every pain medication and every other med out there to help totalling over 50 differences ones. The meds the doctors prescribe me have destroyed certain organs of mine. I need marijuana. I can’t smoke it cuz of my asthma but the tincture and topical creams have been a life saver. Now I have to go without and go back to being in extreme pain and bed bound at age 48. This is not fair no way, no how. Try living my life, I’ll give u my health records and u tell me what I should do?????
October 1, 2022 at 8:07 pm
Been using opioids for pain since 2003. My organs have been ruined as well so I get it. I live in GA where medical Low-THC is legal with a card but the licensing is so difficult we have ZERO dispensaries. On my last trip to NJ, where recreational use is allowed I discovered gummies and lozenges and they work so well. I guess I’ll have to take a trip to another state that has recreational use. The South needs to move into the 21st century for sure.
Michele Stefanik says:
July 13, 2021 at 7:13 pm
This makes sad. I’m moving to NC soon, I guess I’ll ho back to suffering. I currently live in PA and I’m gonna miss it and being without pain.
Alli Swenn says:
July 15, 2021 at 12:49 am
Marijuana should be legalized for a variety of reasons. However, I am going to restrict my comments to the legalization of medical maijuana (and/or caniboid oil, etc.)
I was a nurse. I am, now, on Hospice due to liver failure and diverticulitis. Because of my impaired liver, I am not a candidate for surgical intervention for my diverticulitis. Marijuana did not kill my liver. Alcohol (which is legal) did.
Diverticitis is a very debilitating and painful disease. Our (current) Pope just underwent surgery for his diverticitis.
I choose the minimal amount of medication available to me. I do not want to become addicted to opioids. Marijuana is a natural plant coming from the ground. It’s like people who only want to consume hydroponic food.
Marijuana would work for me in a variety of ways. It would help with my appetite. Decrease my nausea while increasing my appetite. Help with the constant, debilitating pain.
Wouldn’t you want this option for yourself, son, daughter, loved ones? We would not be infringing on others. Trust me. If medical maijuana was legalized 99% of us would use it as directed. Not giving it away or selling it.
These days, we have to be compassionate and empathetic to others Those of us pushing for the legalization of this product just want to live out the rest of our lives pain free. Please, consider the option. Respectfully submitted.
July 29, 2021 at 4:19 pm
I’m on MMJ by my dr and have a card from CT and are going to the OBX I cannot have that to use as my daily medication as my stomach prescribed!
July 29, 2021 at 4:21 pm
Dr* not stomach sorry
August 11, 2021 at 9:40 am
What happens if they don’t have an ID of California can you still get your medical card
September 15, 2022 at 1:05 am
If they don’t need an ID to vote, why would they need one to get weed. After all they can’t collect taxes from the local drug dealers.
Michael Andrew Sakmar says:
August 16, 2021 at 4:34 pm
I have an Ohio MEDICAL MARIJUANA Card and recently visited Las Vegas, NV. They recognized my Ohio MM card and charged me the medical rate instead of the recreational rate. No delivery to hotels/casinos 24/7 curbside service. Was straightforward and reasonably priced.
Nancy Forsman says:
August 24, 2021 at 5:31 pm
I am fortunate enough to have been born and raised and spent my entire adult life here in Green Washington State . I have severe generalized anxiety disorder along with a list of Physical pain issues. I chose to get rid of my opioids several years ago by using cannabis ( legally now: wow, us old stoners are still thrilled every time we go into a dispensary! Now at 58 years old I’m finally going to meet my biological Mother and tons of accompanying family in Watertown South Dakota. I am terrified of leaving my island. I’m terrified to fly ( luckily we have a long layover in GREEN Denver ) and I’m a basket case at the idea of it all! But super excited too!
Anyways, I need help figuring out how to have my cannabis needs covered while I’m there. I keep reading stuff on line and get more and more confused. If I bring a Wa State Medical Card ( my doc will give me if they even do them anymore lol) will that help? It says they legalized for recreational use so they must have dispensaries? Plz advise.
Greg pack says:
September 24, 2021 at 2:09 pm
The royal river casino ( a bldg next to casino) honors sales of med marijuana-up to an ounce.flandreau sd-not too far from watertown. Google them and call them, they will tell u what u need
August 31, 2021 at 5:58 am
Why isn’t West Virginia on this list?
I received a MM card and wondering why my state is not on the list to purchase at out of state MM dispensaries.
August 31, 2021 at 10:46 am
West Virginia is a bit tricky. I’ve updated for clarification. Per the state website, reciprocity only covers terminally ill cancer patients from states that WVA has entered into an agreement with.
September 15, 2021 at 6:36 pm
I have a medical marijuana card an am a Colorado resident. I will be traveling and staying in Florida for a week. Will I be able to purchase in Florida?
December 22, 2021 at 11:10 am
I have a mmj card from Ohio. I’m currently in Florida for work until February. I cannot use my mmj card from Ohio here!! They do allow for temporary medical marijuana cards for people who spends several months a year, here. You have to jump through so many hoops to obtain the temp card in Florida.
Tina Bailey says:
September 16, 2021 at 10:15 am
Ky is so behind and could make so much income from taxing marijuana. Some counties still do not sale alcohol here. They are finally becoming fewer as years pass.
Richard Venneman says:
October 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm
Thanks for this information.
Gloria Serido says:
November 6, 2021 at 2:49 pm
As usual, we’ve moved to a state that doesn’t have legal marijuana. We lived in Florida, California, new Jersey and spent time in Hawaii, Arizona and Oregon. We live now in NC. Now that we’re older and have cancer we live here. We can’t make the right move!
November 15, 2021 at 12:55 pm
I’m wondering I moved back to SD but I have a current MMJ card from Az. Am I considered legal with that card in SD?
December 9, 2021 at 2:43 pm
Derek Pruitt says:
December 12, 2021 at 5:58 am
I have a current colorado medical marijuana card for anxiety and. PTSD. Can i get marijuana in Florida?
December 16, 2021 at 11:10 pm
Husband has grade 4 Glioblastoma (most aggressive brain cancer). We live in KY. Is there a way to get him a medical card for edibles? I guess Ohio is the closest state to us…
kim la says:
January 4, 2022 at 10:19 pm
Inaccurate information. Contacted multiple dispensaries in OK and they do not accept out of state MMJ cards
January 5, 2022 at 10:27 am
Hi Kim, according to Oklahoma state law, you must first apply for a temporary mmj license if you are a patient from another state.
Sara young says:
January 9, 2022 at 11:59 am
Can someone live in one state and possess a medical marijuana card from another state?
January 10, 2022 at 5:26 pm
It largely depends on what state and what the laws allow. In certain states, there are avenues to own temporary cards if you are a visitor from out of state, and some states allow it if you are a temporary resident. But most states do not allow this. Be sure to check out state laws.
Sylvia hndi says:
March 16, 2022 at 8:35 pm
Unfortunately no you cant. You have to be a resident. Sorry
February 6, 2022 at 7:03 pm
What if you live in Florida for 6 months or longer each year, But have Drivers license from another state.
February 7, 2022 at 10:48 am
Florida has means for temporary residents. Please check our Florida state page or Florida’s own resource for more info.
Frankie Dome says:
March 1, 2022 at 10:00 pm
Thank you for this informative article. Right now I’m visiting Puerto Rico. PR was not listed on this list. Even though it is not a state, I think an edit should include PR on the list. PR has a medical marijuana program and as an out of state patient I thought this article would help me understand. Tomorrow I’ll be going into a dispensary and finding out first hand if they accept out of state patients. Again thank you for this article as my traveling season has just started and this article is definitely going to be a reference point.
Jonny M says:
March 3, 2022 at 11:15 am
Very informative since I’m new to the MMJ Community.
Corey Smith says:
May 26, 2022 at 4:33 pm
Charles Parsons says:
June 5, 2022 at 8:38 am
I live in North Dakota and have a medical marijuana card.
I’m seriously considering moving.
How difficult, if possible at all, to either use my North Dakota card, have my card transferred, or obtain a new card in West Virginia?
Appreciate any advice oh, and thank you.
Rodney Harakal says:
October 9, 2022 at 5:31 pm
Everybody is what about their state. What about, what about, and so on. Did you happen to scroll up and READ?
States Without MMJ Reciprocity
While medical marijuana may be legal in these states, they do not serve out-of-state patients.
Pamela Callahan says:
November 16, 2022 at 4:55 pm
Texas has expanded it’s use of medical marijuana. There are several qualifying illnesses including PTSD and anxiety. However the problem is finding a state licensed Doctor who can legally prescribe it. Then there are only two dispensaries that I am aware of
One in Houston and one in Dallas
REGINALD DUVAL says:
December 11, 2022 at 8:20 pm
I live in Oklahoma. I am travelling to Florida. Can I take my own eatable to Florida when I go there on Vacation?
Aaron M Jackson says:
December 19, 2022 at 5:16 pm
I live in Kentucky and was approved for my MMC what states can I get it at with a Ky card?
Aaron Jackson says:
December 19, 2022 at 5:24 pm
I’ll have me card in Ky but where can I buy it I’m so confused?
March 6, 2023 at 12:38 pm
We are in the same boat here
Brenda Dill says:
January 12, 2023 at 6:26 pm
Yes I lived in Fl for 12 yrs had Colon Cancer for and stomach Cancer at that I was at 47 Surgeries had 10 Turmore 2500 Polyps in my Stmoach had to drive every year to Cleveland Clinic of Ohio for for my deasie it’s Rare so when Fl got Medical Marijuana I was Aproved for my Card it took gave me life before hand was Termnail been on Hospice 3 times I had my Illeostomey Bag since I turned 24 years old 31 years now my pain pills I can’t Digest with only 10 Inches of small biles had so much Darrihra the Doctor at Pensacola Fl knew it would help me it help me take my Codeine pills for Short Biles it’s not for Pain my Codeine took it with my Codeine I was able to eat absorbed my meds have a life was able get off the Hospice it was for dieing I took myself off of Hospice lived in the Hospital every mth why I was put in Hospital that’s no life when started my Medical Marijuana it changed my life for the better it didn’t cloud my mind or Judgements it helped gain my Independence back able drive my car again it Have me MY LIFE back after having move to NC had give it up so that was in Aug 5 th 2019 left Medical Marijuana behind then April 2020 they found a new Tumor it cause my Transplant Kidbey Obstruct both are on the right void normally Tumor turned last Oct to Cancer had my 48 th Surgery this was called a Whippled Surgery now have over half of my Panceries remove Half my Stomach removed all my Galdbladder removed my Cancer was in my Duodinum lost that and more took out 4 inches of small biles have only 6 inches left I am Termnial againnow can not digest anything please the Medical Marijuana works need it back helped my pain my appetite my entire over all of living thank you hope you whom reads this can contact me. Brenda my Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
THOMAS LEES says:
January 17, 2023 at 5:39 pm
I SUFFER FROM PTSD FROM A VIOLENT CRIME I WAS APPROVED TO USE CANABIS IN PRNNSYLVANIA
BUT I HAVE TO GO TO A FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND IN TEXAS BUT I CAN NOT TAKE MY THC AND CBD WITH ME
WHAT CAN I DO ?
January 28, 2023 at 2:15 pm
What about traveling by plane/car with MMJ wether to a reciprocating state or overseas?where or how is the best place to get this info?
February 11, 2023 at 5:10 pm
I live in tennessee, am 58 and PTSD, I do not have a medical card, where can I travel to to get medicine? No problem
March 18, 2023 at 9:54 pm
I just relocated from Alabama to Virginia and I meet all the requirements to be prescribed the use of marijuana and I’m in the process of getting my Virginia driver’s license But is there not any other state like West Virginia that will take an out of state driver’s license until I can get mine switched It’s like the act of Congress just to get a new driver license The DMV told me that I needed 6 different types of paperwork just to get a Virginia driver’s license I mean they want a copy of all my divorce paperwork and I believe that is a little bit extreme As long as I have my Alabama driver’s license and Social security card and marriage license and birth certificate I really don’t understand what business it is When I was married and when I got a divorce Because it wasn’t done in there state I have never saw a state that was so honestly nosey about someone’s life that lives in another state And all they want to do is just get a new driver license in the new state that I have relocated to I checked the requirements for getting an ID and all u have to have is ur previous state id a bill in ur name and ur social security card But heck it’s going to take me 3 months just to get a new driver license in Virginia Cause they can’t have any type of photo copy Everything has to be original So does West Virginia at least take in consideration that it’s so hard to get ID and would they consider letting me get my medical card
Melissa Sheehy says:
April 20, 2023 at 5:20 am
\(๑╹◡╹๑)ﾉ💕 Thank you so much for all the time and dedication you’ve invested into this subject.🌿 It’s too bad it couldn’t all just get standardized federally across the country. It would certainly make things a lot easier to deal with.୧(＾ 〰 ＾)୨
Something like that happening these days is likely impossible,乁( •_• )ㄏ it seems like we are moving backwards instead of forward as a country but we have to keep trying.ヾ(˙❥˙)ﾉ
(っ.❛ ᴗ ❛.)っ━☆*Alternative care has made a big difference for me. Aromatherapy, acupuncture a daily probiotic and cannabis has worked better than any Rx I’ve been prescribed over the past 20 years & I wish it could get legalized once and for all for everyone.
ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ Thank you once again 💞💟
Best of luck to y🥴u and y🌞urs ƪ(‾.‾“)┐
Warren Bobrow says:
May 25, 2023 at 11:42 am
Well written and informative. I have a card in NJ, yet I’ve found only Nevada offers any sort of reciprocity. The staff in any given state is usually completely overwhelmed and the view of an ‘out of state’ med card is usually too much for them to process.
Nice to know what the real story is with your article.