Weed dispensaries in Gardner, MA

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Weed dispensaries in Gardner, MA

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The average price of an 8th in Gardner

The average price of an 8th in Gardner is $50. Some of the strains at this price include Banana Bread, Durban Poison, Granddaddy Purple, Jilly Bean, Ninja Fruit, Orange Cannabis Flower, YMCA, and Purple Eclipse. Other strains include; Night Terror OG at $45, Chaos Kush at $55, Sour Diesel at $45, Critical at $55, and Sour Tsunami at $40.

Most popular strain in Gardner

The most popular strain in Gardner is Granddaddy Purple. It is a famous indica strain that has a complex berry and grape aroma. Granddaddy Purple has dark purple buds that are frosted white and have bright hairs. It has a sweet grape flavor and a pungent harsh aftertaste. Durban Poison is also another popular strain. It is a pure sativa with a sweet and spicy smell. Its buds are chunky with thick trichomes coating.

Laws and regulations in Gardner

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

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

  • An adult at least 21 years of age can legally cultivate up to six cannabis plants, but not more than 12 cannabis plants per household. However, cannabis plants must be grown in a secure place where the public cannot view them.

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

  • It is illegal to consume cannabis products in public.

Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Gardner 

It is legal for adults 21 years and above to possess a limit of one ounce (28.5 grams) of dried cannabis, five milligrams of THC-infused cannabis per serving, five grams of concentrate outside their residence, and up to 10 ounces (283.5 grams) inside their homes. Besides, 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 is designated for adult consumers, whereas a dispensary is used to treat medical conditions for patients.

In a storefront, the retailer may not analyze cannabis products to determine their therapeutic potency. In a dispensary, the budtender is qualified to determine which medical marijuana derivatives can treat specific chronic conditions.

In a storefront, adults with a government-issued ID may purchase cannabis products without a medical marijuana card. 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.

Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical 

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is used by adult consumers without medical necessity, while medical cannabis is used by patients for the treatment of chronic conditions.

Medical cannabis has to be certified by a licensed physician who has proved the patient has a chronic condition. In contrast, recreational cannabis requires no certification by a doctor or an expert.

To purchase adult-use cannabis, an individual does not require a medical marijuana card. However, to purchase medical marijuana, the patient must have a medical marijuana card.

Medical patient benefits in Gardner 

  • Medical marijuana products are exempt from excise tax making them more affordable to patients.

  • Adult-use consumers must be 21 or older to purchase cannabis products, however, qualified medical marijuana patients may purchase medical marijuana products at the age of 18 with an MMJ card.

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

Medical marijuana information in Gardner 

To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Gardner, 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 such as positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions.

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 Gardner’s tax revenue go? 

Gardner’s cannabis tax revenue is used to create awareness campaigns and develop infrastructure. Some of the awareness campaigns include; prevention of substance abuse, monitoring of public and behavioral health, offering grants for youth education, and provision of safety to the citizens of Gardner. The remaining portion is routed back into the cannabis industry to support businesses through loans and grants.