H 3776 - Authorizes Medical Marijuana - Massachusetts Key Vote


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Title: Authorizes Medical Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that amends regulations of consumer access to medical marijuana.


  • Authorizes the possession, cultivation, and supply of personal-use marijuana (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes clearer procedures for the governance of marijuana and the rights of users and establishments (Sec. 2)

  • Authorizes voters of a city or town to limit the number of marijuana establishments in the city or town through a specified ballot procedure (Sec. 11).

  • Authorizes a qualified patient with a debilitating medical condition to obtain a written certification from a healthcare professional to purchase medical marijuana (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the Cannabis Control Commission to regulate the marijuana industry, to issue and revoke marijuana licenses, and to inspect marijuana establishments for violations (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes a state tax on marijuana purchases and authorizes cities and towns to append an additional tax, revenue from which a city or town may keep (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits granting more than 1 marijuana manufacturing license to an individual (Sec. 2).

  • Requires individuals wishing to operate a cannabis establishment to obtain a license through an application provided by the Cannabis Control Commission (Sec. 2).

  • Amends penalties for violations of this law (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits individuals convicted of a felony from obtaining a marijuana license (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes labeling requirements and advertising standards for marijuana products (Sec. 2).

  • Amends supervision and approval processes for growing, harvesting, and processing industrial hemp as an agricultural product (Sec. 20).

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