MArijuana on Question 4, a letter from MHOA  



Medical Marijuana

By a ballot initiative in 2012, the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions becomes legal in Massachusetts.  The law is technically in effect since January 1, 2013.  MDPH has since promulgated a regulation, 105 CMR 725.000, as required by the new law.  Since the publication of the regulation, MDPH has also put together a guidance document for municipalities.


MHOA held two seminars in 2013 for local health officials to learn more about this subject.  Cheryl Sbarra of MAHB has developed an outline of the new law.

Many Massachusetts municipalities have developed or in the process of developing local requirements for medical marijuana.