Massachusetts and Vermont: What You Can and Can’t Do With Weed Now
July has arrived, and it means that residents in Massachusetts and Vermont get to enjoy legal cannabis. In Massachusetts, though, no retail cannabis stores have opened yet, but in Vermont, people can start to cultivate right now (sorry, Vermont, you won’t get retail stores yet).
Here’s a small overview of what customers can get now.
While personal cannabis rights in Massachusetts kicked in on December 15, 2016, on July 1, residents can continue to:
Adults 21 and older can enjoy cannabis in the privacy of their homes. Smoking in public gets you a $100 fine. A landlord can ban smoking or vaping on the premises. Make sure you know rules your employer has around smoking/vaping issues.
Adults 21 and over can cook and eat cannabis food. (Though it’s not clear where you got it since the stores are not open yet.)
Adults can share weed with adults.
Residents can grow up to six mature plants and possess up to ten ounces legally at their house.
5. Get a medical card
Massachusetts has a great medical program with a wide range of available cannabis products. If you have a severe medical condition, start here at mass.gov and check your medical rights.
Adults 21 and over get to experience freedom and joy. Under cannabis legalization Vermonters can:
Adults can roll their first joint right away. (Even if it’s not clear where you get it, but if you have some, no one will judge you. As long as it’s one ounce or less.)
It’s a grey zone because the Vermont law is silent on “gifting,” but as long as it goes, it’s unlikely that police would want to try charge you for sharing weed with another adult.
Vermonters can grow up to two mature plants. Growing is also subject to landlord approval.
The mere smell of cannabis is not enough to trigger a car search. However, driving under the influence is illegal and risky. Carry around but avoid driving.
5. Not buy
No stores are coming to Vermont. Not now. However, there is hope that legislators will see what will happen in Massachusetts and change their minds.
Enjoy your weed, people. It finally came to you!
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(Sweedsy in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.)