LEGAL-MARIJUANA ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE NEW MASS. LAW
boston» Marijuana activists were in a celebratory mood Thursday as a new voter-approved law took effect in Massachusetts, allowing people 21 and over to possess, grow and use limited amounts of recreational pot.
It will be at least another year before marijuana can be sold legally by licensed retailers in the state, and some supporters of the measure are wary that Massachusetts officials might seek changes to the law or delay its full implementation during the coming months.
Police warned of a potential spike in people driving under the influence of pot and general confusion about what is allowed under the law.
“Yesterday this would have been a $100 fine,” said Keith Saunders, as he held up a jar containing what he said was slightly less than an ounce of cannabis flower. Saunders gathered with other activists outside the statehouse to celebrate.