ATTORNEY ANSWER:

I assume you are referring to the change act in 2010 that decriminalized the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, making it a civil violation.  Law enforcement are required to treat such possession as a civil offense.  The one caveat is that distribution or dealing less than an ounce is currently considered a crime in Massachusetts.

The  Merrimack Valley drug possession attorneys at Berid & Schutzbank serve all of Middlesex County, Essex County, Worcester County, and the Merrimack Valley region including Andover, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, North Andover, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Westford, and Wilmington Massachusetts.

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