Marijuana Dispensaries in Boston, MA

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Marijuana Dispensaries in Boston, MA

Frequently Asked Questions

The average price of an 8th in Boston  

The average price of an 8th in Boston is $50. Some of the strains at this price include; Deadhead OG, Prayer Pupil, Chocolope, It's It, Swamp Dog, Brandywine, Herijuana, Bubba Gum, Tangie, Triangle Kush, Sour Claw, The One BC1, Yin Yang CBD, LA Chomper, Animal Mints, Blueberry, and 24K. Other strains include; White Knuckles at $45, Star Killer at $45, Night Terror OG at $45, Dank Commander at $45, Cinderella 99 at $55, Ghost Strain Haze at $45, and Double Cream at $45.

Most popular strain in Boston 

The most popular strain in Boston is Super Silver Haze. It is a sativa dominant strain with a skunky taste and an earthy flavor of sweet citrus fruits. Consumers in Boston also love Cinderella 99. It is a sativa dominant strain that yields epically and has a sweet fruity flavor and a pineapple aroma. 

Laws and regulations in Boston 

  • Consumption of cannabis by adults 21 years and above is legal.

  • It is illegal to operate motor vehicles and bicycles under the influence of cannabis.

  • It is illegal for cannabis users to ship, transport, possess or receive firearms.

  • Adults 21 years of age or older can legally cultivate up to six cannabis plants but not more than 12 cannabis plants in a household. However, cannabis plants must be grown in a secure place away from public view.

  • Adults 21 years and above with valid government-issued ID can legally purchase cannabis products.

  • Only state-licensed dispensaries and retailers may sell cannabis. 

  • It is illegal to consume cannabis products in public.

  • It is legal to gift up to one ounce (28.5 grams) to another person.

Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Boston 

Adults 21 years of age or older may legally possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis or up to 5 grams of cannabis concentrate outside their residence and up to a 60-day supply, or ten ounces (283.5 grams) of cannabis inside their residence. In addition, adults may cultivate and harvest up to six cannabis plants, with no more than 12 per household.

Difference between a storefront and dispensary

A storefront sells cannabis to consumers for adult use, while a dispensary sells medical marijuana derivatives to patients.

In a storefront, adults with a government-issued ID may purchase cannabis products without a medical marijuana card. Conversely, in a dispensary, patients need a medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis products, and there is a budtender who gives guidelines on how the patient should take medical marijuana products. Storefronts are not legal in Maryland.

Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical 

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is consumed by adults to achieve pleasure while medical marijuana is used by patients to treat chronic conditions. Medical marijuana products are more affordable because excise taxes are waived on medical marijuana products. 

Medical patient benefits in Boston 

  • Waived excise tax on medical marijuana products makes them affordable.

  • Medical cannabis can be consumed by minors with a certificate from two licensed physicians indicating their diagnosed condition.

  • Medical marijuana patients are given priority over adult-use cannabis consumers and can use patient-designated checkout lines. 

  • Patients 18 and older may purchase and consume cannabis with a valid MMJ card. 

  • Physicians encourage patients to combine their standard treatment with cannabis therapy for maximum medical benefits.

Medical marijuana information in Boston 

To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Boston, you must be a resident of Massachusetts with a valid government-issued ID to show proof of residency. If you don’t have an ID, then a passport or other documents showing proof of residency can be used.

Medical marijuana patients at least 18 years of age must have a qualifying debilitating condition. If you are a minor, then you should have an adult caregiver at least 21 years of age and a physician certification from two physicians. 

The patient must obtain a legitimate certification either online or from a doctor registered by the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program. A PIN number will be issued afterward if the patient has a proven condition. 

The patient then registers online freely with the state medical marijuana program or requests a hard copy. If the patient is under 18 years, then the guardian or caregiver must also register.

If you are approved online, you will not receive a physical medical marijuana ID card, but you can print it or display it on your mobile phone. If you applied by mail, you will receive a physical card by mail, but will not have access to your account online.

Where does the Boston tax revenue go?

Boston's cannabis tax revenue is used to support both the state and local governments with financial administration. The tax money is used to improve the public health sector, enhance security in crime-prone areas, fund development programs, and assist disadvantaged communities that have high arrest records. The remaining portion is re-invested into the cannabis industry to support small businesses through loans and grants.