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BOSTON — As of today, the personal possession, use and cultivation of marijuana is legal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The State Treasurer’s Office is responsible for the implementation of this new law, as written here. Outside of their personal residence, adults over the age of 21 may possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Within their residence, adults may possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana for personal use. Residents may also cultivate up to 6 marijuana plants per person with a limit of 12 plants per household. Recreational marijuana may not be commercially grown, processed, or sold in Massachusetts without a license issued by the Cannabis Control Commission.

To stay informed on developments regarding recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, please visit our website at


Andrew Napolitano

Communications Director

(617) 367-9333 x614

Cell: (781) 403-0600


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