Things are heating up very quickly in the Massachusetts cannabis/hemp sector. Here at Lazy River Products, we’re proud to be a part of this ever-expanding industry that has shaken up the country and the entire world. With new products and innovation, exciting new cannabis genetics, and an increasing wealth of knowledge regarding the effects/benefits of cannabis – modern consumers can rest assured that they’ll be getting variety along with pertinent education.
Cannabis legalization in Massachusetts has been evolving for some time now, and while there are some commonalities with other states, there are also some unique stipulations that go along with our particular state. We believe that being informed is crucial in our day and age, so keep reading as we talk about the history and particulars of legal cannabis in The Bay State.
Legal Cannabis in Mass: The History
While the volcanic eruption of cannabis legalization had been bubbling underground on a national level for some time, in Massachusetts things only really started moving in 2016. On November 8th of that year, 54% of voters passed a ballot initiative that legalized marijuana in the state and set up a system of regulated cannabis sales.
Two years later on June 21st, 2018 – the cannabis commission issued the state’s first provisional marijuana license; on November 20th of the same year, the first two recreational marijuana stores opened, to widespread acclaim.
On September 24th, 2019, the commission voted 4-1 to allow for recreational marijuana delivery, initially slated to begin in early 2020. And, while the coronavirus has unfortunately momentarily delayed the efforts of dispensaries and grow operations, the signs are positive for an easy transition into allowing deliveries as normal business operations resume state and nationwide.
Current Massachusetts Cannabis Laws
Keep reading as we break down the rules and regulations of recreational cannabis in Massachusetts:
- Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. Instead of operating a vehicle while impaired, be sure to use public transportation, or rideshare.
- You cannot have any open container of marijuana in your car, your stash must be closed and locked in a trunk or glove compartment.
- You are prohibited from using marijuana in public or on federal land.
- 1oz personal possession and up to 10oz in your home is allowed by Massachusetts state law.
- Adults may grow up to 6 plants per person and 12 max per household.
- In your home, be sure to lock up any amount more than 1oz.
The above-mentioned regulations are meant for your safety and the safety of your friends, family, children and pets. Consume responsibly!
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