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Nevada Use, possession and cultivation are legal with written documentation from a physician. Patients cannot possess more than one ounce of usable cannabis, and may cultivate no more than seven plants with only three of those mature. A state registry is established to disburse ID cards.

Nevada Department of Health: Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Legal protection is offered to state-authorized patients. They can only possess up to two ounces of marijuana per month. No cultivation is allowed. Six state-licensed “alternative treatment” centers are to be created.

New Jersey Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act

New Mexico Patients must register with the state Department of Health with a state-authorized condition. Patients may legally possess six ounces of medical cannabis (or more if a physician approves) and/or 16 plants (four mature, 12 immature). State-licensed facilities can grow up to 150 plants.

New Mexico Department of Health: Medical Cannabis Program

Oregon Use, possession and cultivation are legal. Written physician approval is required. Patients can possess no more than 24 ounces of usable cannabis, and may cultivate no more than six mature plants and/or 18 seedlings. The plants must be grown in one location, and patients must have been diagnosed for at least a year before growing (in order to use “affirmative defense”). A state registry is established to disburse identification cards.

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Rhode Island Use, possession and cultivation are legal. Written physician approval is required. Patients can only possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and cultivate up to 12 plants. Their cannabis must be stored in an indoor facility. Patients must register with the state and obtain an identification card. As of 2009, state-licensed non-profit dispensary facilities became legal. However, in 2011, licensing was suspended.

The Edward O. Hawkins Medical Marijuana Act

Vermont Use, possession and cultivation are legal. Patients must have proof of diagnosis of a debilitating disease. They must join the mandatory state registry and obtain an identification card. Patients are allowed to possess up to two ounces and grow two mature and/or seven immature plants. As of June 2011, four state-licensed facilities will be able to dispense.

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Washington Use, possession and cultivation are legal. Patients must obtain valid physician documentation of their conditions. Patients may legally grow 15 cannabis plants and/or possess up to 24 ounces of usable cannabis. The law does not establish a state-run patient registry.

Washington State Medical Use of Cannabis Act