Question 4: Marijuana legalization

(WHDH) — One of the four ballot questions in Massachusetts, Question 4 addresses legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes.

Question 4: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes for individuals 21 and older?

Yes: A ‘yes’ vote would legalize marijuana-use in the state for recreational purposes starting December 15. Massachusetts residents would be able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana on them outside of their home, and possess up to 10 ounces inside their home. Four other states – Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington – have legalized recreational marijuana.

No: A ‘no’ vote would not change the current law, which classifies the law as decriminalized and permits only prescribed medical-marijuana use.

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