The Globe reports the Governor's Council performed one of its obscure constitutional tasks today and certified the passage of Question 4, which means that recreational marijuana becomes legal at midnight.
The city of Boston forwards these tips for people at least 21:
- Adults may carry up to one ounce of marijuana in public. Five grams of that may be a marijuana concentrate.
- Adults cannot have more than ten ounces of marijuana in their residence.
- Each resident in the state can grow up to six plants, but there can be no more than 12 plants in a household. Adults must grow plants in their primary residence in a locked or secured location.
- Plants cannot be visible from a public space without the use of binoculars, an aircraft or other visual aids.
- Residents and visitors cannot smoke in public parks in Boston. This includes marijuana and tobacco.
- "No smoking" means residents cannot inhale, exhale, burn or carry any: lighted cigar, cigarette, or pipe, lighted or vaporized substance in any manner or form. This includes marijuana, even if it's used for medical reasons.
- Under the law, resident cannot have an open container of marijuana or marijuana products in their motor vehicle. Offenders can be fined up to $500 for each offense. "Open container" means a package of marijuana or marijuana products with a broken seal, or with some of the contents removed. Residents must keep an open container in a locked glove compartment or trunk.
- The new law doesn't change the existing state laws for operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana. It's still illegal, and subject to the same fines and penalties.