Massachusetts Marijuana Laws Simplified


The Law
Ballot Question 3 was approved on Nov. 6th, 2012 by 63% of voters. The law states that there should be no punishment under state law for patients, physicians, care givers and treatment centers due to the medicinal use of marijuana.

Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician.

Patients may possess no more than a sixty day supply of dried marijuana. The state can issue a cultivation registration if a treatment center is not easily accessible due to location, financial hardship or physical incapacity.