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Cannabis Seeds Go on Sale in Massachusetts

By Leo Bear-McGuinness

Published: May 05, 2023   
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Cannabis plant seeds and clones are now available to legally buy in Massachusetts.

In a notice published on May 2, the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) announced that licensed cannabis retailers, delivery operators, and medical centers can now purchase seeds and clones from wholesale cultivators and sell the products directly to customers.

Retailers may sell up to six clones to an individual consumer per day. There is no limit, however, on the number of seeds that can be sold, although Massachusetts law only allows consumers to grow up to six cannabis plants in a home, or up to 12 plants in households with more than one person aged 21 or older.

In its announcement, the CCC stressed that any consumer looking to purchase a clone or seed should take precautions when growing their own plants at home.

“Safety is paramount to us at the Commission,” Shawn Collins, executive director of the CCC, said in a statement.

“I’m proud that for the first time ever, Massachusetts residents will now be able to purchase both seeds and clones from licensed retailers and dispensaries that are closely regulated and tracked. If Patients or Consumers do choose to grow their own plants at home, we encourage them to follow public awareness tips available through MoreAboutMJ.org.”

Within the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system, seeds will be tagged as packages and clones will be tracked as immature plants. Clones are also subject to pesticide screening in accordance with state regulations.


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