Marijuana dispensaries in Lowell, MA

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    Marijuana dispensaries in Lowell, MA

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    The average price of an 8th in Lowell

    The average price of an 8th in Lowell is $50. Some of the strains at this price include; Blues Explosion, Animal Mints, French Toast, Triangle Kush, 3D, 24K, The One BC1, Sour Claws, Original Glue, Medi- Haze, Mother Of Grapes, AK-47, Rude Boi, and Strawberry Banana. Other strains include; Purple Kush at $55, Lemon Lime Punch at $45, Jilly Bean at $40, and Girl Scout Cookies at $45.

    Most popular strain in Lowell

    The most popular strain in Lowell is Jilly Bean. It is a sativa-dominant strain with tangy orange and mango flavors. Jilly Bean also has an orange citrus scent and a strong sweet taste. Due to its dense layers of trichomes, the leaves appear shiny and frosted. 

    Laws and regulations in Lowell

    • It is legal for adults 21 years and above to consume cannabis products.

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

    • An adult above 21 years of age can legally grow up to six cannabis plants, but only 12 per household. However, cannabis plants must be grown in a secure place away from public view.

    • It is illegal to export cannabis products from one state to another.

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

    • Public use of cannabis products is illegal.

    Flower/concentrate/edible possession limit in Lowell 

    Adults at least 21 years of age may legally possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis flower, five milligrams of THC-infused cannabis per serving, five grams of concentrate outside their homes, and up to ten ounces (283.5 grams) inside their homes. Adults may also grow a limit of six cannabis plants and a maximum of 12 per household in a secure and locked environment.

    Difference between a storefront and dispensary

    A storefront is designated to meet the needs of adult-use cannabis consumers, whereas a dispensary is structured to meet the needs of patients with medical conditions.

    In a dispensary, the cannabis product is tailored to meet the requirements of the patients so that the condition can be treated whereas, in a storefront, the cannabis products are not specified to meet the medical needs of the consumer.

    Difference between adult-use, or recreational, and medical  

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis is taken primarily for pleasure without health benefits, while medical marijuana is taken to treat a medical condition or symptom.

    Medical cannabis has to be prescribed by a qualified physician who fully understands the cannabis products. Conversely, adult-use cannabis does not require a prescription or physician guidance.

    Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis products have higher prices due to excise, state, and local taxes. Conversely, medical marijuana products are more affordable for patients because excise taxes are waived.

    Medical patient benefits in Lowell

    • Medical marijuana patients have access to a more extensive variety of cannabis products with higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for their medical condition.

    • Medical patients below 18 years with a caregiver and the recommendation from two qualifying physicians can consume cannabis products.

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

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

    Medical marijuana information in Lowell 

    To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Lowell, 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 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 Lowell’s tax revenue go? 

    Lowell’s cannabis tax revenue is used by both the state and local governments to fund projects. Some of these projects include the development of industries, construction and maintenance of roads, and improvement of the health sector. The remaining portion is used for educating the youth on the dangers of drug abuse and training police officers to boost public safety.