WORCESTER, Mass. – It was 100 feet long, used 1,000 grams of product, and prompted selfies, cameras to roll and click, and a burst of applause as it was unveiled.
“Who wants to see a really big joint?” the announcer called out just after 4:20 p.m. Saturday at the Harvest Cup at the DCU Center.
In November 2016, Massachusetts voters approved a law legalizing recreational marijuana for adults older than 21. Under Massachusetts law, adults can possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana at their residence and up to 1 ounce outside, although smoking marijuana is still prohibited in the same places as smoking tobacco.
The law’s provisions on possession, use and growing went into effect on Dec. 15, 2016.
Thousands of cannabis (not “marijuana,” which those interviewed said had negative connotations) aficionados celebrated that anniversary by gathering at the DCU Center this