Melrose Police Department

Melrose Police Offer Guidance on Marijuana Legalization

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176


Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Melrose Police Offer Guidance on Marijuana Legalization

MELROSE — With the legalization of recreational and commercial marijuana now in effect in Massachusetts, Chief Michael L. Lyle and the Melrose Police Department would like to provide community members with guidelines as to what has changed and what is the same under the new law.

Law enforcement agencies statewide received guidance on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and Secretary Daniel Bennett.

“While recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state, there are certainly guidelines that accompany this new law that must be followed,” Chief Lyle said. “In instances involving minors, the drug remains decriminalized and consumption for those 21 and older is prohibited in public places and at schools.”

As of Thursday, Dec. 15:

Anyone with questions on the new law can contact the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212.