SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – People looking to start legally growing and smoking marijuana will not have to wait much longer.

Beginning December 15th, recreational pot users will have many new ways they can legally smoke and grow the drug.

A spokesman for Secretary of State William Galvin announced Friday that the ballot question results should be certified just in time for Thursday’s effective date. Galvin had previously said his office might not be able to finish its official tally by December 15th.

When the law takes effect, it will be legal for adults 21 and older to possess limited amounts of marijuana for recreational use, and grow up to a dozen pot plants per household. The law permits you to possess up to ten ounces in your residence, but only one ounce in public.

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It will still be illegal to buy or sell marijuana, or for those under 21 to use it. It is legal, though, to give someone pot for free.