Cannabis is now legal in MA as of December 15 for recreational purposes. The measure which residents voted on in the last election on November 8th, includes grow rights of 6 plants per person, personal carry of one ounce, and 10 ounces being allowed in the home. I’m attaching an article about the specific guidelines of the new law for your convenience below.
One thing I want everyone to be aware of, is that although it’s legal, people will not be able to purchase the plant for recreational purposes for one year. During that time it will still only be available for purchase to patients with a legal medical card. It is allowed to gift the plant to someone else, up to one ounce.
Why is full legalization a good thing from my perspective?
- Full legalization means that cannabis, which is clearly safer than alcohol, will be available to people as a recreational choice to alcohol and other drugs.
- Improved grow rights can only help people to grow and have access to their medicine.
- Ending prohibition helps with access for patients to get what they need and not be persecuted for using their prescribed medicine.
Please take a look at the rules below and stay within the law in when buying, smoking and growing. I look forward to the day when prohibition of cannabis ends for everyone!
Wendy Love Edge