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May 4, 2023

Mass. consumers can buy cannabis plant seeds and clones 

Photo | Nathan Fiske Marijuana growing at Leicester cannabis firm Cultivate.

Massachusetts marijuana businesses can now sell cannabis seeds to customers.

The Cannabis Control Commission announced on Tuesday licensed adult-use marijuana retailers, delivery operators, and medical marijuana treatment centers can wholesale purchase seeds and clones – a clipping from a cannabis or marijuana plant that can be rooted and grown – from cultivators and sell them to consumers.  

Individuals may purchase up to six clones per day, but there is no limit on the number of seeds. Seeds and clones sold wholesale to consumers must be tracked via Massachusetts’ seed-to-sale tracking system, Metrc. Seeds are tracked in packages while clones are counted as immature plants. 

“Safety is paramount to us at the Commission,” CCC Executive Director Shawn Collins said in a press release on Tuesday. “I’m proud that for the first time ever, Massachusetts residents will now be able to purchase both seeds and clones from licensed retailers and dispensaries that are closely regulated and tracked. If patients or consumers do choose to grow their own plants at home, we encourage them to follow public awareness tips available through”

Massachusetts law allows adults aged 21 and older to grow up to six cannabis plants in a home, or up to 12 plants in households with more than one person over 21.

Registered patients with a certifying healthcare provider recommendation as part of the Medical Use of Marijuana Program can grow up to 12 vegetative plants, 12 flowering plants, and possess an unlimited number of seeds. On top of that, they may purchase six clones per day,  which are not counted against their 60-day supply.

Seeds will be tracked in packages, while clones are tracked as immatures plants. Clones are subject to pesticide screening in accordance with state regulations.

Additional information is available by visiting, by contacting the commission by phone (774-415-0200) or email (Commission@CCCMass.Com).

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