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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 915         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1664


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Cleon H. Turner


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 affecting landlords’ rights regarding medical marijuana.






Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 915        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1664

By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1664) of Cleon H. Turner and others relative to rental property and medical marijuana.  The Judiciary. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act affecting landlords’ rights regarding medical 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. Notwithstanding any law or special law to the contrary, residential and commercial landlords may regulate smoking of marijuana used for medicinal purposes on or in property that such landlord owns or controls. Prohibition of the use of or smoking marijuana, including medical use of marijuana on rental property, shall not be deemed to be discrimination due to a medical condition under the laws of the commonwealth.

              SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage.

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