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Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Class D controlled substance in the state of Massachusetts
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • An adult may possess up to one ounce of marijuana; up to five grams of marijuana may be marijuana concentrate.
  • For first offenders, possessing less than fifty pounds of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, distribute, dispense or cultivate is punishable by a fine of up to 5,000 USD and imprisonment of up to two years.
  • An adult may grow six marijuana plants at the adult’s primary residence with a limit of a total of twelve plants at the residence.
  • For first offenders, selling less than fifty pounds of marijuana is punishable by a fine of up to 5,000 USD and imprisonment of up to two years.
  • An adult may buy and use marijuana paraphernalia.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 2008: Massachusetts voters approved a ballot initiative decriminalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use. 
  • 2012: Voters approved a ballot initiative legalizing medical cannabis for patients with qualifying medical conditions. 
  • 2016: Voters approved a ballot initiative legalizing cannabis for adults and establishing regulations for sales of marijuana. 
  • 2017: The legislature voted to delay implementation by six months, pushing the advent of legal retail sales forward from January 2018 to July 2018. 
  • 2018: The first adult-use retail stores opened for businesses in November.

Possession Limits in MA

  • Since Massachusetts allows both recreational and medicinal cannabis, the possession and cultivation laws for adult use are the same. An adult can possess up to one ounce of your person and up to ten ounces locked up in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Massachusetts medical marijuana patient with the following conditions may apply for a medical cannabis card:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician

Massachusetts doesn’t have a reciprocity program in place. However, recreational sales are ongoing, and adults aged 21+ can possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

The state of Massachusetts doesn’t accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards; however, recreational marijuana is legal for adults in MA.

You must be 21 years or older and can grow up to twelve cannabis plants in your home, out of sight from the public. Adults can grow up to six plants per person or twelve plants in total in their residence.

Massachusetts state law prohibits the use of cannabis in a public place, including for medical patients. The state treats a public consumption offense similar to an open container offense.

Helping you apply for a Massachusetts medical marijuana card

Our Mission at Leafy DOC is to provide a seamless customer experience, educate people about cannabis, and ultimately help people get an MMJ card quickly and efficiently.

We put our best efforts towards getting you legal access to cannabis products by providing health consultation and an appointment to get your medical marijuana card online.

Our team is here every step of the way to help you learn about cannabis and its medical benefits for your body and mind.

MA medical marijuana laws require all qualified residents to obtain a Mass medical marijuanas card before being allowed medical marijuana use.
Patient ID card Requirements are as follows: 
  • Massachusetts medical marijuana patients must be 18 years of age or older to register for the Department of Health’s medical marijuana program
  • Only those who can prove Massachusetts residency can apply for medical marijuana treatment via Massachusetts’s medical marijuana program (valid driver’s license, Government ID, utility bill)
  • A Massachusetts resident must also have medical history showing a diagnosis that qualifies a licensed physician or nurse practitioner to recommend them as a patient that can legally obtain medical cannabis.
  • A registered patient must submit a written Certification Form with your MMJ application, which is where Leafy DOC can help. We can assist with booking your appointment for a doctor’s visit after submitting your online application and then provide the Physician Certification so that you can apply for your Massachusetts medical marijuana license.
  • Once you have the Massachusetts medical cannabis card, a patient may begin visiting medical marijuana dispensaries.

Caregiver requirements include providing current identification that proves Massachusetts residency. You can use two forms of identification: 

  • A valid driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • U.S. passport or Military ID 
  • Proof of residency

A personal caregiver has to be at least 21 years of age and a Massachusetts resident. A caregiver must renew their medical cannabis card annually to remain valid. Once the state approves, the caregiver will be given a registration number allowing them to purchase cannabis on their patient’s behalf.

Visit These MASSACHUSETTS Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card


Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States that hosted the infamous tea “party.” Visitors can tour Boston during the American Revolution by walking the Freedom Trail.

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England. It is home to professional athletic teams, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Paul revere’s home, and Fenway Park.

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Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a peninsula located in eastern Massachusetts. It is a summer destination with lighthouses, cranberry bogs, swimming beaches, and hiking trails along the Cape Cod National Seashore.

While Cape Cod is known for its art culture and quaint villages, its village of Hyannis was the summer home of the Kennedy family.


Travelers who embrace the spooky side of life should visit Salem, home of the famous witch trials during Puritan times.

Salem was also the setting for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables and Oysterfest, which celebrates the bivalve, takes place every September.

Old fashioned tan home with dark shutters in Salem Massachusetts is a great place to visit after getting your medical card