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 might have come to this page because you or someone close to you is struggling with Marijuana Addiction. Maybe Marijuana is not the only substance they are choosing to use and the combination of them is causing great pain to you or to your immediate loved ones. Please understand that there is a better life waiting for you. You may have attended a Treatment Center for Marijuana in Massachusetts and are still have difficulties leaving this life style behind. Please know that we understand. St. Jude's has been helping people in this situation for over two decades and we have created a model that will give you the freedom to choose which path you want to take. The responsibility lies within you, you are not dependent on Marijuana to lead a happy life, but in your ability to take responsibility of your own actions.
So if you are seeking a Marijuana Rehab or Treatment in Massachusetts please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.