New rules for the medical use of marijuana have been written into the commonwealth's regulatory code by the Massachusetts Public Health Council, according to State House News Service report.
Among the new regulations are how much marijuana can be generally used by patients, the licensing procedure for medical marijuana dispensaries and how low-income patients can get access, according to the report.
These regulations will go into effect today according to the Lowell Sun.
In November, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana as part of a treatment.
for creating regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries. The state law also said, and the time, anyone who received a prescription from their physician could legally grow their own marijuana.