Highlights Of The Mass. Medical Marijuana Act

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 12:32 PM ET) -- During the last decade, there has been a groundswell of support to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In 1996, California became the first state to enact such a law, and as of 2013, 18 states and the District of Columbia have passed similar laws.

Most recently, Massachusetts became the latest state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Regulations issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) were effective on May 24, 2013, enabling individuals to register to use medical...
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