SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1826        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1069

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jason M. Lewis

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to safe limits on home growing of marijuana.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

 

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

 

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

1/24/2017

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

1/25/2017

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

2/2/2017

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

2/1/2017

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1826        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1069

By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1069) of Jason M. Lewis, Joseph D. McKenna, Richard J. Ross, Steven Ultrino and others for legislation relative to safe limits on home growing of marijuana.  Marijuana Policy.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to safe limits on home growing of marijuana.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 7 of chapter 94G of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking subsection (2) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(2)  within the person’s primary residence, possessing up to 2 ounces of marijuana and any marijuana produced by marijuana plants cultivated on the premises and possessing, cultivating or processing not more than 6 marijuana plants per residence, no more than 3 of which may be mature, flowering plants.

(i) A municipal government may enact and enforce reasonable by-laws or ordinances to regulate the home cultivation of marijuana to ensure such home cultivation does not exceed legal limits and does not negatively impact public health or safety.

(ii) In conjunction with the department of agricultural resources, the department of environmental protection, the department of public health, and the executive office of public safety and security, the commission shall publish guidelines on the safe cultivation of marijuana on personal property.