(WickedLocal) Under the new law, which took effect Dec. 15, residents are permitted to possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana within their homes, and to grow six marijuana plants for personal use. The total number of plants allowed within a single residence is capped at 12.
Growers must either have seeds or a cutting from another plant to get started. And while residents can legally possess pot, it remains illegal to sell it in Massachusetts.
The law does allow residents to give away up to 1 ounce of marijuana to another adult, as long as they aren’t paid for it and the transfer isn’t “advertised or promoted to the public.” Growers have capitalized on this provision to give away seeds as gifts.
Kinsella said some also risk ordering seeds from places where recreational marijuana is already legal, such as Amsterdam and Colorado, though shipping the products across state lines raises legal concerns.