The first step took grounding on September 2nd when Attorney General Maura Healey approved all four ballot initatives submitted for legalization. MassCann is officially endorsing Bay State Repeal Initiative Petition for a Law ending Marihuana prohibition for persons 21 years of age or older, No. 15-23 on the 2016 ballot! This year at the 26th Boston Freedom Rally we will be collecting signatures so make sure you are Registered to Vote as we will need at least 65,000 to see it on the ballot next year! Check out the initiative we will be endorsing by reading the summary here or download/print the petition! Read the petition sample here!
Legalization Initiative Comparison Chart
(1) For BSR it is the intent of the grower, not any set number of plants, as it is the intent of the homebrewer not the amount brewed, that determines whether it is commerce or personal use under Massachusetts Law. (2) 6/ one adult/12/ house of 2 21+; if exceed 6 but 12 or less $100 civil fine if over 12, G.L. c. 94C, s. 32C (3) CRMLA law states, “When the import or export of marijuana to or from the commonwealth is not prohibited by federal law, a person 21 years of age or older amount becomes unlimited.” (4) Assisting another person who is 21 years of age or older is permitted, but limits as to any one property remain. (5) 1 oz. OK; >1 to 2≤ civil fine; >2 Existing law, including possession with intent inferred from amount, which remains in any event. (6) CRMLA law states, “Up to 10 ounces of marijuana and any marijuana produced by marijuana plants cultivated on the premises and possessing, cultivating or processing not more than 6 marijuana plants for personal use so long as not more than 12 plants are cultivated on the premises at once.” (7) CRMLA law states, “This chapter shall not require an employer to permit or accommodate conduct otherwise allowed by this chapter in the workplace and shall not affect the authority of employers to enact and enforce workplace policies restricting the consumption of marijuana by employees.” (8) See e.g. footnote 9 (9) The provisions of sections 186, 187, 188-190, 192 and 193 of chapter 94 of the General Laws in the case of food shall apply to marihuana and marihuana products being offered for sale; (10) See note 8; (11) See provisions for retroactivity to pending charges, old offense records held by executive branch expunged.