Massachusetts Voters Legalize Cannabis

Massachusetts Voters Have Legalized Cannabis Through the Passage of Question 4

Massachusetts VotersVoters in Massachusetts have passed Question 4 to legalize cannabis. Massachusetts is now the 5th state in the U.S. to end cannabis prohibition, following Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Oregon.

Once Question 4 takes effect, cannabis will be legal for all uses for those 21 and older. This includes the possession of up to an ounce, and the cultivation of up to six plants. A regulated system of licensed cannabis retail outlets is also authorized under the measure.

Question 4 allows for the possession of up to 10 ounces when at a private residence. The only other legal cannabis state to allow more when at a private residence is Oregon; the limit their is eight ounces.

The full text of Question 4 can be found by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at

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