Massachusetts has legalized medical marijuana for qualifying patients and caregivers to possess no more than 10 ounces every months, and cultivate a limited number of plants. Cannabis is also decriminalized, possession of up to 1 ounce is punishable by a fine of $100.
On November 4th, 2008, voters decriminalized possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana by approving Ballot Question 2, or the Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative.
On November 6th, 2012, voters approved Question 3 and legalized medical marijuana for qualifying patients and created a system of state-regulated dispensaries.
List of qualifying conditions:
- Cachexia, Anorexia, or Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Severe or persisitent muscle spasms