Did you know that some states have reciprocity written into their medical marijuana laws? Reciprocity means that they will accept valid, out of state, medical marijuana cards. This is great news for medical marijuana card holders!
Until Federal law catches up with State law, access to marijuana is limited to your state, or a few other recreational states. This difference in law can get a Massachusetts recreational user in a lot of trouble if they are found with marijuana in a state as close as Rhode Island, where marijuana is only medically legal. On the other hand, if the Massachusetts resident had a medical card, they would not get in trouble because of Rhode Island's reciprocity laws. The state of Rhode Island would recognize that Mass resident as a qualified patient.
In short, reciprocity means two things:
Before travelling, make sure that the state you are going to is reciprocal, not all states are! Click here to check out the state's reciprocity status before you go there!
Author: Kevin Wery
Human Resources Manager