Medical Marijuana in The Cape Cod & Islands Area.
As we begin 2016, there are no licensed Medical Marijuana Medical Dispensaries open on Cape Cod. A full 3 years after medical marijuana laws became effective, there are a total of 4 dispensaries selling marijuana to patients. CapeCodMedicalMarijuana.com will keep patients and caregivers informed when a dispensary opens on Cape Cod.
Before decriminalization, people charged will possession of small amounts of marijuana in Massachusetts would face up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine.
Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts. Medicinal use of marijuana became legal in Massachusetts under “AN ACT FOR THE HUMANITARIAN MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA”.This law became effective January 1, 2013. (View Law).
Purpose and Intent. The citizens of Massachusetts intend that there should be no punishment under state law for qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana.
Marijuana in Massachusetts. On Nov 4, 2008 Mass voters passed a ballot that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The “Massachusetts Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative” law made the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana punishable by a fine of $100 without the possessor being reported to the state’s criminal history board. Additionally, Minors also had to notify their parents, take a drug awareness program, and complete 10 hours of community service.
Despite the early figures shown to the right, 2015 was actually a year of slow growth. Only 1 in 10 patients who are expected to buy marijuana to help treat their ailments have signed up as of the start of 2016.
Analysts believe that when the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana market is fully in place, there will be over 150,000+ patients.
There are certainly thousands of patients on Cape Cod who have already waited much too long!