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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.

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