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Cannabis Status

Medical and Recreational

Overview of Medical Cannabis in Massachusetts

Ballot Question 3 was passed as a ballot initiative in 2012. Patients are required to obtain electronic recommendation from a state-certified doctor or nurse practitioner. Home Cultivation is allowed only for caregivers under certain circumstances.

Possession Limit

10 oz every two months.

Overview of Recreational Cannabis in Massachusetts

Ballot Question 4 was passed as a ballot initiative in 2016. Home Cultivation is allowed.

Possession Limit

10 oz and 6 plants per person (12 per household), and only 1 oz is allowed to be carried in public. Of that 1 oz allowed in public, only 5 grams can be concentrate.

Hemp Status


Overview of Hemp in Massachusetts

Hemp was federally legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, signed December 20, 2018.

Emerging States Report

Bridge West, Higher Yields Consulting, and Green Rush Indexed Data developed the following report to address the cannabis industry climates in Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Oklahoma. While Colorado has taken another step towards more significant social equity by passing and signing into law HB1424, Massachusetts implemented a regulatory change that significantly waters down the state’s Economic Empowerment Program. […]