Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.

In 2023, ASA recommends that legislators in the commonwealth expand protections provided under the law for patients. As it stands, employment protections only exist through case law and should be formalized by the state legislature. The legislature should also seek to protect patients rights within housing, education, and family court as well. ASA commends Massachusetts for not requiring a fee with patient registrations, and encourages policymakers to extend patient registrations to cover multi-year periods in order to cut down on administrative paperwork for patients.

In light of the adult use/recreational laws, Massachusetts should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist.

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