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Massachusetts law allows residents of the Commonwealth to grow marijuana at home. There are a few things you should know about Home Cultivation.

If you have any marijuana products in your home, be sure to store them away in a locked storage container and out of reach of children and pets.

When making edibles at home, such as cannabis-infused beverages or baked goods, it can be challenging to distribute cannabis evenly throughout a product. This can make it difficult to control potency and dosage of the edible.

Responsible Home Cultivation

When making concentrates, extracting cannabis oil with flammable materials, such as propane and butane, is illegal. These materials release vapors that can easily trigger explosions. Consider alternative extraction methods.

Cannabis Oil Extraction

Qualifying Patients over 18 years of age must be approved by a physician and certified by the state before being legally allowed to possess up to a 60-day supply of marijuana. Learn more


Massachusetts law allows you to grow up to six cannabis plants in your home for personal use, or up to 12 plants for two or more adults. Learn more about Home Cultivation.

Adult-Use Marijuana

However, you must enjoy your purchase in Massachusetts, since it’s against the law to transport marijuana across state lines—whether it’s by car, plane, train, boat, or any other mode of transportation. It’s also illegal to mail any type of cannabis-based product, including edibles, even if the final destination is a state, territory, or country that has legalized marijuana.

For first offenders, selling less than 50 pounds of marijuana is punishable by a fine of $500-$5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years. Subsequent offenses are punishable by a fine of $1,000-$10,000 and/or imprisonment for 1 – 2.5 years.

Using or inducing a minor to manufacture, dispense, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, or distribute Hashish is punishable by up to fifteen years imprisonment in the state prison and a fine of no more than $100,000. This offense carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.


Engaging in any of the above conduct when one has at least one prior conviction for a similar drug crime is punishable by up to ten years in a state prison or two and one half years in a jail or house of correction, as well as a fine of between $1,000 – $10,000. This crime is subject to a mandatory minimum of two years imprisonment.

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Massachusetts defines marijuana products to include concentrates, edible products, beverages, topical products, ointments, oils and tinctures.