Updated: 11:55 PM EST
Marijuana legalization in Massachusetts was proving itself to be a close call! However with 68% of precincts reporting, results for the Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Question 4 to legalize recreational marijuana has passed.
Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative passes with 53.4% in favor.
For adults 21 years and up, Question 4 legalizes:
- possession up to 1 ounce of marijuana outside of an individual’s residence,
- possession of up to 10 ounces of marijuana in an enclosed, locked space within their residences,
- growing up to 6 marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked space within their residences and possess the marijuana produced by those plants in the location where it was grown. No more than 12 total marijuana plants can be grown in a single residence.
This bill creates a new Cannabis Control Commission to oversee all government regulation of marijuana in the state. It also places a tax on sales that pay for regulatory structure and any remainder is added to the Massachusetts’ General Fund.
You can find the full text version of the Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative here.