List of United States cannabis regulatory agencies

Legality of medical and non-medical cannabis in the United States

Cannabis regulatory agencies exist in the states, territories and district, and Indian Tribes of the United States which have legalized cannabis. The agencies include:


Territorial or Federal district[edit]

  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Cannabis Commission (in formation as of October 2018 pursuant to CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018)[12]
  • District of Columbia – no regulatory agency[b]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ See Cannabis in Vermont § Action towards a regulatory system
  2. ^ Regulatory agency not authorized by U.S. Congress;[13] see Cannabis in Washington, D.C.


  1. ^ Emi Sasagawa (July 17, 2015). "Marijuana in Alaska has long been legal. Now the state is struggling to regulate it". Washington Post.
  2. ^ Marijuana Enforcement Division RETAIL MARIJUANA CODE 1 CCR 212-2, Code of Colorado Regulations, Colorado Secretary of State, accessed 2019-01-19
  3. ^ John Pletz (May 20, 2019). "Five things you didn't know were in Illinois weed bill". Crain's Chicago Business.
  4. ^ "Recreational Marijuana in Maine". official website. Maine State Legislature. Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  5. ^ Sarah Meehan (March 2, 2018). "FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland". Baltimore Sun.
  6. ^ Cannabis Control Commission, State of Massachusetts official website
  7. ^ Marijuana Regulation, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs official website, accessed 2019-01-19
  8. ^ "Nevada Department of Taxation prepares for the regulation of recreational marijuana" (PDF) (press release). Nevada Department of Taxation. November 10, 2016 – via official website (
  9. ^ Claude Brodesser-Akner, Payton Guion, Susan K. Livio (February 15, 2019). "At last! N.J. close to legalizing weed as Murphy and top Democrats have a deal". maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  10. ^ Allison Martinez (February 23, 2019). "Legal recreational marijuana inches closer to becoming reality in New Mexico". Albuquerque–Santa Fe, New Mexico: KRQE.
  11. ^ Johnson, Evan (February 26, 2019). "Vermont Senate Expected To Vote On Legal Marijuana Sales Bill This Week".
  12. ^ Jon Perez (October 9, 2018), "Torres set to form pot commission", Saipan Tribune
  13. ^ "Grosso Pushes Marijuana Legislation with Democratic House in Session", Baltimore Afro-American, Baltimore, Maryland, January 18, 2019
  14. ^ "Chapter 14.08 MARIJUANA ORDINANCE", LAWS OF THE PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS, Seattle: Code Publishing Company, July 2, 2015, retrieved 2019-01-19
  15. ^ "Chapter 11.10 COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA ACTIVITY" (PDF), Tribal code, Suquamish Tribe, 2016, retrieved 2019-01-19, The Tribal Council does hereby establish and approve the charter for SEC and does hereby delegate the sole authority to locate, manage, and operate all commercial marijuana activity on behalf of the Tribe to SEC...
  16. ^ "Remedy Tulalip: The Apple of Cannabis Retail", Native Business, August 13, 2018