Advocating for safe access to medical marijuana in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance represents the coalition of patients, providers and organizations that worked together to pass the ballot measure Question 3 in 2012 to legalize medical marijuana and establish a safely regulated medical marijuana program throughout the Commonwealth.

Our Mission

The mission of Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance (MPAA) is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for patients with qualifying conditions from a physician. MPAA works with our base of over 15,000 supporters to impact change through educational endeavors and direct advocacy in cities and towns across Massachusetts. 

While a medical marijuana law had been passed in 1998 in Massachusetts it was never implemented.  Until our coalition for compassionate medicine formed in 2009 to stand up for access, patients had little hope for change. MPAA brought the patient's voice to the table, and we shifted the debate to the real concerns of patients: legal access to medicine and relieving the suffering of thousands of seriously ill Massachusetts residents.  Since our ballot initiative Question 3 passed in 2012 legalizing medical marijuana, MPAA has been working hard to implement the law by working with the Department of Public Health and engaging in patient advocacy across the Commonwealth.  

MPAA Member Videos

Deborah shares how medical marijuana could have helped improve the quality of life for her husband at the end of his life.

 

Fall River resident Jerry Smith explains how medical marijuana helps him cope with injuries sustained in a car accident.

 

Don explains how medical marijuana is critical to helping him cope with his disease.

 

 Drew explains how medical marijuana helps him to live a better quality of life.

 

Allison and George Jones explain how medical marijuana allows registered nurse Allison to live a better quality of life in coping with injuries sustained while assisting at the scene of an accident.

 

Lorraine explains how medical marijuana helped her son Silas during his cancer treatment and helped to manage nausea and wasting at the end of his life.

 

Peter explains how medical marijuana is critical to helping him manage his pain.

 

Southboro resident Lee explains how medical marijuana is critical to helping him cope with his disease.

 

MS patient Eric explains how medical marijuana is critical to helping him cope with his disease.

 

ALS patient Steve explains how medical marijuana is critical to helping him cope with his disease.