As more states legalize medical marijuana, many patients are beginning to wonder if their Medical Marijuana Cards are valid in states other than where they were first issued. Some medical marijuana legal states accept out-of-state MMJ authorizations. They are listed below.
The number of states is small. We’ll continue to update this website as more states begin allowing out-of-state documentation.*
*Accepting an out-of-state medical marijuana authorization is entirely up to the discretion of the Medical Marijuana Treatment Center or dispensary owner. In stricter states, like Michigan and Rhode Island, calling in advance enables you to determine if you'll be able to purchase your medicine there.
*NOTE: Your State Process May Be Different
Contacting a dispensary and understanding where you may use your medical marijuana card is the seventh and final step. Reciprocity is a hot topic and will probably continue to be so. The allowance to purchase marijuana in a different legal marijuana state other than yours may be an issue. All legal marijuana states do not provide reciprocity, meaning you may not purchase medical marijuana in that state even with your state's medical marijuana card. The allowance to purchase marijuana in a different legal marijuana state other than your own is regulated by the state you're visiting. Most legal marijuana states do not provide reciprocity. However, some states do accept out-of-state medical cards.
Researching the medical marijuana reciprocity regulations in a state you will be visiting is important!