23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

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Given Colorado's role as a leader when it come progressive marijuana policy, it's natural to assume our medical marijuana rules and regulations are the best in the nation.

But according to a new report from Americans for Safe Access, that simply isn't true.

In the document, on view below in its entirety, the organization graded each state plus the District of Columbia based on medical-marijuana-related criteria.

Naturally, those that don't allow medical marijuana fare worst: States that receive an F include Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana and more.

But even some of the 23 states (as well as Washington, D.C.) that have legalized medical marijuana get lousy marks. And while Colorado does okay, especially considering that no state earns an A, several states are rated more highly.

Count down the MMJ states below, featuring data from the report. The roster is followed by the complete report.

Number 8 (tie): Alaska

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 8 (tie): Montana

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 7 (tie): Michigan

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 7 (tie): Vermont

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 6: Rhode Island

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 5 (tie): Delaware

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 5 (tie): Minnesota

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 5 (tie): New Hampshire

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 5 (tie): New Jersey

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 5 (tie): New York

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Continue to keep counting down the best and worst medical marijuana states
  Number 5 (tie): Washington, D.C.

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 4: Connecticut

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Continue to keep counting down the best states for medical marijuana, including Colorado, according to Americans for Safe Access.

  Number 3 (tie): Arizona

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 3 (tie): Maine

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 2 (tie): Hawaii

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 2 (tie): Maryland

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 2 (tie): Massachusetts

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 2 (tie): Oregon

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 2 (tie): Washington

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 2 (tie): Colorado

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 1 (tie): California

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 1 (tie): Illinois

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 1 (tie): Nevada

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado

Number 1 (tie): New Mexico

23 Worst and Best Medical Pot States, Including Those Better Than Colorado


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