According to studies performed by the Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004, the total number of people ages 12 and older in the state of Massachusetts who used marijuana in the past year is 832,000. Of the 832,000, 102,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 257,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 472,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 420,000. 54,000 were ages 12 to 17, 165,000 were 18-25 and 201,000 were age 26 or older.
Medical marijuana use in Massachusetts was made legal as of January 1, 2013. The Department of Public Health was mandated by law to create regulations for patient and caregiver registrations, operating dispensaries and other laws. The patient must get written documentation from their doctor stating they have a debilitating medical condition. The law entitles those who have AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, ALS, hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's, MS and other illnesses to use marijuana to relieve their pain and suffering. The patient will be able to have in possession up to a 60-day supply which also defines it to up to 10-ounces of marijuana.
There are many marijuana rehab and treatment programs in Massachusetts that many choose as their choice to try and stop their marijuana use but this is not a good way of solving it because they don't make you understand that you ARE responsible for your choices. There are non-12 step programs and non-treatment programs that will help you understand how and why you got to this point and will educate you and show you that it is possible to live substance free.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Marijuana. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Massachusetts and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Marijuana treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change