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Comm. v. Rodriguez, 472 Mass. 767 (2015). The smell of burned marijuana isn’t enough for police to stop a vehicle.

MGL c.94G. The primary marijuana possession law.
Includes who may possess marijuana, and how much.
Wright v. Pioneer Valley, Dept. of Industrial Accidents Board No. 04387-15 (2019)
“A workers’ compensation insurer cannot be compelled to pay for an employee’s medical marijuana.”

MGL c.94I Medical use of marijuana
Allows use of marijuana for medical purposes.
MGL c.94C § 32L Possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana
Commonwealth v. Gerhardt, 477 Mass. 775 (2017)
Talks about the use of field sobriety tests, and includes new Model Jury Instruction Regarding Roadside Assessments for Use in Prosecutions for Operating Under the Influence of Marijuana.
“Like alcohol, you cannot have an open container of adult-use marijuana or marijuana products in the passenger area of your car while on the road or at a place where the public has access. An “open container” includes a package with its seal broken or a package from which the contents have been partially removed. The “passenger area” does not include a trunk or a locked glove compartment.”
21 USC §§ 801-971 Drug abuse prevention and control

830 CMR 64N Marijuana retail taxes

A compilation of laws, regulations, cases, and web sources on recreational and medical use of marijuana in Massachusetts.