Massachusetts first voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis in 2008 while they became the eighteenth US state to legalize medical marijuana in 2012.
Growing cannabis has never been more accessible, but before you start cultivating marijuana in Massachusetts, it is important to be fully aware of Massachusetts cannabis laws regarding both possession and cultivation.
Cannabis Law Massachusetts
Following legalisation, recreational dispensaries opened their doors to the public in November of 2018 with same laws for possession once again applicable – Adults aged 21 or older (who hold a valid government-issued ID) able to purchase up to 1oz of cannabis or 5 grams of concentrate from one of over 50 dispensaries state-wide.
Since sales began in Massachusetts at the end of 2018, the cannabis industry has generated an impressive $120 million in revenue for the state and provided more than 8,000 jobs.
However, it wasn’t until December of 2016 that Massachusetts took the plunge with recreational legalization established following a ballot initiative in November of that year. Under Massachusetts’ recreational cannabis laws, adults aged 21 years or older are permitted to possess up to 1oz of cannabis or 5 grams of concentrate when in a public setting and up to 10 oz of cannabis when they are in a private home or residence.
Whatever your reasons are, Massachusetts state laws allow you to take things into your own hands when it comes to marijuana — green thumb included.
Maybe it’s the convenience of having it in the house, or perhaps you like to do things yourself.
December 28, 2018
If you want to grow good weed, you'll have to work for it.
People over the age of 21 can grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes (with a maximum of 12 plants per household), so long as they are kept in a locked location and out of public view.
If you’re thinking about growing your own marijuana, there’s plenty to know — where to get seeds, the equipment needed, and, of course, what to keep in mind when tending to your crop.