Adult residents aged 21 and older may grow up to six plants for personal use or twelve plants maximum for 2 or more adults in a household.

Guidance on home cultivation. To grow marijuana in your home:

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • You can only grow up to 6 plants in your home
  • If there’s more than one person over 21 living in the home who wants to grow at home, the maximum number of plants that may be grown in a home is 12 plants
  • The plants must be grown in an area that has a lock or security device
  • The plants can’t be visible from a public place without the use of binoculars, aircraft or other optical aids
  • You can’t manufacture at home marijuana or hemp by means of any liquid or gas, other than alcohol, that has a flashpoint below 100 degrees Fahrenheit
source: Cannabis Control Commission of Massachusetts


An adult may grow six marijuana plants at the adult’s primary residence with a limit of a total of twelve plants at the residence.

An adult may not grow marijuana plants where the plants “are visible from a public place.” A violation of this section is punishable as a civil offense with a penalty not to exceed $300 and forfeiture of the marijuana.

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