Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization: What You Should Know
There are lots of questions, but not too many answers just yet. Here’s what we do know.
Massachusetts has legalized marijuana, effective this December, leaving tourists with a lot of questions that include, but aren’t limited to:
If I buy my family pot cookies for Christmas, can I fly out of Logan with them in my bag?
Can my buddy in Boston mail me a bag full of special gummy bears?
If I swing through Woburn and accidentally eat the wrong kind of brownie, can I still get in trouble with my zero-tolerance employer back in New Hampshire?
These are big questions that are going to be far more than theoretical soon, but unfortunately there aren’t many answers right now, at least not definitive ones. Massachusetts marijuana legalization is brand spanking new. Its implications in the state are barely known, let alone its impact across the border.
First, remember that retail sales aren’t scheduled to start until 2018, and legalization doesn’t technically take effect until mid-December.
In the meantime, try looking to the West. Massachusetts’ ballot initiative is modeled after Colorado’s, so a likely blueprint can be found there. Take Denver’s rules as an example.READ MORE