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Other Cancer-Related e State Laws

State laws may provide additional rights and benefits to individuals coping with cancer. Various laws related to employment, disability insurancehealth insuranceCOVID-19accessing medical recordsestate-planningother cancer-related state laws, and immigration are included below. We also have a chart of state laws on creating a will that can be found here. Please note that this information changes frequently, so check back for up-to-date information.

This chart includes the state laws related to various issues individuals coping with cancer may encounter.

StateMedical Marijuana LawDeath with Dignity LawRight to Try LawDigital Assets Law
ALABAMACBD onlyhttp://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2015rs/PrintFiles/SB326-int.pdfxhttp://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2015rs/PrintFiles/SB357-enr.pdfxhttps://legiscan.com/AL/text/HB138/2017
ALASKAfull legalizationhttp://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/statutes.aspxxhttp://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/30?Hsid=HB0108Z
ARIZONAmedical marijuana legalhttp://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_09/9-17.pdfxhttp://apps.azsos.gov/election/2014/Info/PubPamphlet/english/prop303.pdfxhttps://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.azleg.gov%2Fars%2F14%2F13101.htm
ARKANSASmedical marijuana legalhttps://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/Issue 6 - Full Text.pdfxhttp://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2015/2015R/Acts/Act374.pdfxhttp://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Acts/Act886.pdf
CALIFORNIAfull legalizationhttps://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB64AB-15, The End of Life Option Act (June 9, 2016)https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520162AB15xhttp://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1668xhttp://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PROB&division=2.&title=&part=20.&chapter=&article=
COLORADOfull legalizationhttps://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Section 16 - Retail.pdfProp 106, The End of Life Options Act (December 16, 2016)http://www.leg.state.co.us/LCS/Initiative Referendum/1516initrefr.nsf/b74b3fc5d676cdc987257ad8005bce6a/99fbc3387156ab5c87257fae00748890/$FILE/2015-2016 145bb.pdfxhttp://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2014a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/CE8AAA4FAF92567487257C6F005C8D97?open&file=1281shhs_01.pdfxhttps://law.justia.com/codes/colorado/2016/title-15/fiduciary/article-1/part-15/
CONNECTICUTmedical marijuana legalhttps://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Drug-Control-Division/Drug-Control/Medical-Marijuanaxftp://ftp.cga.ct.gov/2016/tob/h/2016HB-05270-R01-HB.htmxhttps://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_802b.htm
DELAWAREmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.delcode.delaware.gov/title16/c049a/index.shtmlNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)xhttp://delcode.delaware.gov/title12/c050/index.shtml
*DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAfull legalizationhttps://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/titles/7/chapters/16B/The D.C. Death with Dignity Act (February 18, 2017) Federal budget may defundhttp://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/33261/B21-0038-Introduction.pdfNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)
FLORIDAmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0381/Sections/0381.986.htmlxhttp://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0269er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0269&Session=2015xhttp://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/Chapter740/All
GEORGIACBD oilhttps://dph.georgia.gov/low-thc-oil-faq-law-enforcementxhttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/160399.pdfxhttp://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/SB/301
HAWAIImedical marijuana legalhttp://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol06_Ch0321-0344/HRS0329/HRS_0329-0121.htmOur Care, Our Choice Act (effective 2019)https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB2739_HD1_.HTMNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)xhttps://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol12_Ch0501-0588/HRS0556A/HRS_0556A-.htm
IDAHOCBD oilhttps://odp.idaho.gov/cannibidiol/xhttps://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2016/H0481.pdfxhttps://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title15/T15CH14PT1/
ILLINOISfull legalizationhttp://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3503&ChapterID=35xhttp://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09900SB0029eng&GA=99&SessionId=88&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=83309&DocNum=29&GAID=13&Session=&print=truexhttp://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3728&ChapterID=60
INDIANACBD oilhttps://legiscan.com/IN/text/SB0052/2018xhttps://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1065xhttps://law.justia.com/codes/indiana/2016/title-32/article-39
IOWACBD onlyhttps://www.legis.iowa.gov/publications/search/document?fq=id:966724&pdid=966700xxhttps://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGE/87/Attachments/SF333_GovLetter.pdf
KANSASCBD onlyhttp://www.kslegislature.org/li_2018/b2017_18/measures/documents/sb282_enrolled.pdfNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdfxhttp://www.kslegislature.org/li_2018/b2017_18/measures/sb63/
KENTUCKYCBD oilhttps://apps.legislature.ky.gov/law/statutes/statute.aspx?id=46889x
LOUISIANAmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1003807xhttp://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=880125%20%20http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=977765xhttp://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=111641
MAINEfull legalizationhttps://legislature.maine.gov/lawlibrary/recreational_marijuana_in_maine/9419Maine Death with Dignity Act (March 19, 2019)https://www.deathwithdignity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-ME-LD-1313.pdfxhttp://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0138&item=1&snum=127xhttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_128th/billtexts/HP059501.asp
MARYLANDmedical marijuana legalhttps://mmcc.maryland.gov/Documents/01-15-2020_health-General_article_13-3301-13-3316.pdfxhttps://legiscan.com/MD/bill/HB584/2017xhttps://govt.westlaw.com/mdc/Browse/Home/Maryland/MarylandCodeCourtRules?guid=NB416A5604EBC11E6954C8B1204045FDF&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)
MASSACHUSETTSfull legalizationhttp://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/medical-marijuana/legal-reference.htmlNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf
MICHIGANfull legalizationhttp://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(n4bcelx5vg31zpdeonfx143w))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-333-26424xhttp://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/publicact/htm/2014-PA-0346.htm http:/www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/publicact/htm/2014-PA-0345.htmxhttp://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(jc4ybzdkyktnhc2awdbk0pj1))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-Act-59-of-2016
MINNESOTAmedical marijuana legalhttps://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=311&doctype=Chapter&type=0&year=2014xhttps://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF100&version=3&session=ls89&session_year=2015&session_number=0xhttps://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/521A
MISSISSIPPICBD onlyhttp://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2014/html/HB/1200-1299/HB1231SG.htmxhttp://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2016/html/SB/2500-2599/SB2527SG.htmxhttp://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HB/HB0849.xml
MISSOURImedical marijuana legalhttps://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/AdRules/csr/current/19csr/19c30-95.pdfxhttp://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills141/biltxt/truly/HB1685T.htmxhttps://legiscan.com/MO/text/HB1250/2018
MONTANAmedical marijuana legalhttps://leg.mt.gov/bills/2011/billpdf/SB0423.pdfEnd-of-life option legal through Baxter v. Montanahttps://www.deathwithdignity.org/states/montana/xhttp://leg.mt.gov/bills/2015/billpdf/SB0142.pdfxhttps://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/billhtml/SB0118.htm
NEBRASKAfully illegalhttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=28-401Investigational Drug Use Acthttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=30764xhttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=30-501
NEVADAfull legalizationhttps://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-453A.htmlxhttp://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Bills/AB/AB164_EN.pdfxhttps://legiscan.com/NV/text/AB239/id/1616593
NEW HAMPSHIREmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/he-c400.htmlxhttp://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=433&v=SA&txtFormat=html
NEW JERSEYmedical marijuana legalhttps://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/program-rules/Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (effective August 1st 2019)https://www.deathwithdignity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2018-NJ-A-1504.pdfNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdfxhttps://legiscan.com/NJ/text/A3433/id/1650990
NEW MEXICOmedical marijuana legalhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/20 Regular/final/SB0139.pdfNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdfxhttps://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17 Regular/final/SB0060.pdf
NEW YORKmedical marijuana legalhttp://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/lawssrch.cgi?NVLWO:No state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdfxhttps://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2016/ept/article-13-a/
NORTH CAROLINACBD for epilepsy onlyhttp://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H766v6.pdfxhttp://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/HTML/H652v4.htmlxhttps://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByChapter/Chapter_36F.pdf
NORTH DAKOTAmedical marijuana legalhttps://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t19c24-1.pdfxhttps://legiscan.com/ND/text/2259/id/1201774/North_Dakota-2015-2259-Enrolled.pdfxhttps://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-0217-03000.pdf
OHIOmedical marijuana legalhttps://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA131-HB-523xhttps://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-HB-290xhttp://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2137
OKLAHOMAmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=483199xhttp://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2015-16 ENR/hB/HB1074 ENR.PDFxhttps://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-58/section-58-269/
OREGONfull legalizationhttps://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2007R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB161Death with Dignity Act (1994)http://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/ProviderPartnerResources/EvaluationResearch/DeathwithDignityAct/Pages/ors.aspxxhttps://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2300/Enrolledxhttps://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1554/Enrolled
PENNSYLVANIAmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2015&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0003xhttps://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2017&sessInd=0&act=33
*PUERTO RICOmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.salud.gov.pr/Estadisticas-Registros-y-Publicaciones/Reglamentos/Reglamento 155.pdfNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf
RHODE ISLANDmedical marijuana legalhttp://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText09/SenateText09/S0185aa.pdfNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdfxhttps://law.justia.com/codes/rhode-island/2014/title-33/chapter-33-27/
SOUTH CAROLINACBD for epilepsy onlyhttp://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/1035.htmxhttp://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/prever/4542_20160526.htmxhttps://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t62c002.php
SOUTH DAKOTAfully illegalhttps://atg.sd.gov/OurOffice/Media/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?id=2167xhttp://www.sdlegislature.gov/docs/legsession/2015/Bills/HB1080P.pdfxhttp://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?File=HB1080ENR.htm&Session=2017&Bill=1080
TENNESSEECBD for seizures onlyhttp://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Bill/HB0197.pdfxhttp://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Bill/HB0143.pdfxhttps://law.justia.com/codes/tennessee/2016/title-35/chapter-8/
TEXASCBD oilhttps://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.481.htmxhttp://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/pdf/HB00021F.pdfxhttps://capitol.texas.gov/Search/DocViewer.aspx?ID=85RSB011935B&QueryText=%22sb+1193%22&DocType=B
UTAHmedical marijuana legalhttps://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title26/Chapter61A/26-61a-S102.html?v=C26-61a-S102_2019092320190923xhttp://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/hbillenr/HB0094.pdfxhttps://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0013.html
VERMONTfull legalizationhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/18/084/04230Act 39, Vermont Patient Choice and Control at the End of Life Act (May 2013)http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/Acts/ACT039.pdfNo state law, but federally legal (May 2018)https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdfxhttps://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/chapter/14/125
VIRGINIACBD oilhttps://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title54.1/chapter34/section54.1-3408.3/xhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+ful+SB732ER+pdfxhttp://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+ful+CHAP0080
WASHINGTONfull legalizationhttp://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5073&Year=2011The Washington Death with Dignity Act (March 5, 2009)http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=70.245&full=truexhttps://goldwaterinstitute.org/article/washington-state-35th-state-to-adopt-right-to-try-act-terminally-ill-patients/xhttps://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=11.120
WEST VIRGINIAmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2017_SESSIONS/RS/bills/SB386 SUB1 enr.pdfxhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2015_SESSIONS/RS/bills/hb2026 intr.pdfxhttp://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB102%20SUB1%20ENR.htm&yr=2018&sesstype=RS&i=102
WISCONSINCBD onlyhttp://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/acts/4xhttps://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/lcactmemo/act165.pdfxhttp://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/711
WYOMINGCBD for epilepsy onlyhttp://legisweb.state.wy.us/2015/Enroll/HB0032.pdfxhttp://legisweb.state.wy.us/2015/Enroll/SF0003.pdfxhttps://advance.lexis.com/documentpage/?pdmfid=1000516&crid=ef0694ee-cd42-412a-ab40-84d8a9137cb4&nodeid=AACAAEAALAAB&nodepath=%2FROOT%2FAAC%2FAACAAE%2FAACAAEAAL%2FAACAAEAALAAB&level=4&haschildren=&populated=false&title=Article+10+Uniform+Fiduciary+Access+
GUAMmedical marijuana legalhttp://www.guamlegislature.com/Public_Laws_33rd/P.L. No. 33-220.pdf