Where Can I Get Medical Marijuana In Massachusetts?31
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The Department of Health (DPH) has until May 1st, 2013 to write the guidelines for opening medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts, but this does not mean you can not get medicine.
As of January 1st, 2013 and until the day the state issues guidelines the law allows for two ways to get medicine. Firstly a patient with a written recommendation from a doctor can grow their own. Under the law the Department of Health can not regulate this, every patient with a recommendation is allowed to cultivate. This may change after the DPH issues it’s regulations, in some states only patients with certain hardships can grow their own limited supply. Until those regulations are written, any patient can legally grow their own medicine in Massachusetts.
UPDATE: The DPH has written the final regulations and is taking permit applications for dispensaries currently.
The second way to get medical marijuana is to work with a caregiver. Just like growing your own, the caregiver model is unregulated by the state until at least May 1st. Caregivers are allowed to cultivate medical marijuana for each of their clients. Again this may change once the DPH issues its guidelines, but until then the caregiver model is in place and unregulated.
UPDATE: The DPH has issued regulations saying a caregiver can only have one patient, effectively killing the caregiver model. CLICK HERE to read more and see reactions.
02/18/2013 | admin