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While medical and adult-use cannabis are now legal in Massachusetts, both patients and consumers still face penalties for violating what is allowable under state law . Specifically, public consumption of cannabis or smoking it where smoking tobacco is prohibited can result in a fine of $100, and possessing an open container of cannabis in a vehicle can result in a fine of $500.

Qualifying patients may apply for hardship registration if they wish to cultivate their own cannabis, or have a caregiver grow on their behalf. They are allowed to cultivate the number of plants needed to provide a 60-day supply of cannabis.

Voters approved the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative, or Question 3 , in November 2012. Question 3 established the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program, initially administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), to regulate medical marijuana across the Commonwealth.

Application process

The bill added two more members to the Commission and made the marijuana excise tax 10.75% on top of the state sales tax of 6.25% while also allowing cities to add 3%, for a total of 20% tax on adult-use marijuana. Medical cannabis remained tax-free. The bill also allowed jurisdictions that had voted against legalization to ban retail sales with a vote of the city council while jurisdictions that voted for it would need a referendum to ban sales.

Yes, it’s legal throughout Massachusetts.

Application process

The Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Question 4 , passed by voters in November 2016, legalized cannabis use for adults 21 and older and created the Cannabis Control Commission (the Commission) to regulate marijuana statewide. Retail sales began in November 2018.

Registered patients who require assistance obtaining or using medical marijuana may designate a primary caregiver . Prospective personal caregivers must first register with the MMP using the patient’s PIN (provided by the physician). Caregivers must be at least 21 years old and may only provide care for one patient. An employee of a hospice, nursing, or medical facility; or a visiting nurse, personal care attendant, or home health aide providing care to a qualifying patient, may serve as a designated caregiver, including to patients younger than 18 as a second caregiver.

When making concentrates, extracting cannabis oil with flammable materials, such as propane and butane, is illegal. These materials release vapors that can easily trigger explosions. Consider alternative extraction methods.

Cannabis-infused Edibles

Lower Risk of Electrical Fires

Massachusetts law allows residents of the Commonwealth to grow marijuana at home. There are a few things you should know about Home Cultivation.

For more information on fire safety and cannabis in your home, click here to view a flyer from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.

If you have any marijuana products in your home, be sure to store them away in a locked storage container and out of reach of children and pets.

Responsible Home Cultivation

Growing cannabis plants indoors often requires high-powered lamps, temperature controls, and expanded levels of ventilation which can overload electrical circuits and cause fires. To lower your risk of electrical fires, consult a licensed electrician to ensure you are following all relevant fire codes.

Keep Kids and Pets Safe

Adults 21 years of age or older can possess up to 2.5 ounces of a combination of marijuana, marijuana concentrate and marijuana products, including no more than 5 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Medical Use

See: 21 U.S.C. ยง 812, CBP Statement on Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana and Crossing the Border

Caregivers/Dispensaries/Medical Providers

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