Towns in Massachusetts Await State Regs on Medical Marijuana

Many Massachusetts cities and towns are taking a “wait-and-see” approach to medical marijuana, looking for specific guidance from the state before enacting local measures regulating it within its borders.

Some, like Concord, are already looking for ways to keep any possible dispensaries within existing medical areas.

The law, approved by voters in November through a state-wide ballot initiative, will allow physicians in Massachusetts to prescribe medical marijuana to reduce the symptoms caused by diseases such as AIDS, Crohn’s disease and glaucoma.

The law states that every patient issued a medical marijuana card by a physician is allowed to carry a 60-day supply of marijuana issued from a treatment center (also referred to as a dispensary). Each county will be required to have at least one treatment center, but no more than five.

- Read the entire article at Wicked Local Concord.

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