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Marijuana supporters display their cannabis on the steps of the State House on the first day of legalization in Massachusetts. (Steve Brown/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Marijuana supporters display their cannabis on the steps of the State House on the first day of legalization in Massachusetts. (Steve Brown/WBUR)

As of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, it's legal for adults at least 21 years old to possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana in their home.

Today, the first part of the state's new recreational marijuana law takes effect, as written into the ballot initiative passed by about 54 percent of the voters in November.

However, there are still plenty of things you can't do. We check in with the former president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association about how they've been preparing for the new law.

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William Brooks, chief of the Norwood Police Department and immediate past-president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. He tweets @chiefbrooksnpd.

This segment aired on December 15, 2016.

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