Massachusetts’s official government site providing the rules and regulations in the state can be found at: http://www.mass.gov
Question 3 was passed with the support of 63 percent of voters in 2012, legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and took effect on Jan. 1, 2013. The law mandates a state-run patient registry and allows up to 35 state-licensed (and nonprofit) medical marijuana dispensaries. Additionally, patients and designated caregivers may cultivate limited amounts of marijuana. State officials have one year in which to create regulations for the dispensaries, or “medical marijuana treatment centers.”
- Illnesses: cancer; glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; hepatitis C; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Crohn’s Disease; Parkinson’s Disease; multiple sclerosis; other conditions determined in writing by the patient’s physician to be alleviated through the use of medical marijuana
- Possession: 60-day supply (exact amount TBD)
- Cultivation: Limited (exact amount TBD)
- Dispensaries: Rules for state-licensed medical marijuana treatment centers are yet to be established
- Statute: Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana [PDF]
MASSACHUSETTS has passed the medical marijuana law and issued final regulations:
Regulations are finalized and the application process consists of two stages which will include several different professional business plans and information. Total of 35 dispensary licenses available between all counties.
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DPH will host a public Information Session prior to the release of the competitive application process. The I.S. will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 3pm – 4pm in the Public Health Council Room, 250 Washington Street, Boston MA. It is not mandatory to attend this session in order to apply for a RMD.