Massachusetts was one of the first 13 colonies of the United States and one of the first 10 states to legalize recreational marijuana. But it also maintains a robust medical marijuana program overseen by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.

Some 60,000 patients, 7,000 caregivers, and nearly 300 registered healthcare providers are now reportedly part of the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program, which registers qualifying patients, personal caregivers and Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMD).

The program was established by Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012, “An Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana,” following the passage of Ballot Question 3 in the 2012 general election. The MMJ Program is run by the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). A Program ID Card is required to be considered in possession of marijuana for medical use.

Read the full article by Don Jergler of WeedMaps here.