Yes, it’s legal
On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot initiative that ended cannabis prohibition for adults 21 and older. As a result, cannabis became legal for adults to grow and possess in Massachusetts on December 15, 2016. The first sales began on November 20, 2018, when two licensed retail stores began selling cannabis to adults.
But that does not mean that there are no rules.
Cannabis continues to be a highly regulated area, and there are laws that may apply to you:
- Do not drive/operate machinery. When under the influence of marijuana, driving is prohibited by M.G.L. c. 90, § 24, and machinery should not be operated.
- You cannot legally purchase more than 1 oz of flower or 5 grams of concentrate within the same day.
- Do not cross state lines with cannabis products.
- You may not sell marijuana to any other individual. Fraudulent distribution or resale of marijuana is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
- At home, consumers may possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana flower (or its equivalent). Store securely in the original, resealable packaging. Keep away from children and household pets.
- Cannabis products are not recommended for women that are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
- Do not mix cannabis with alcohol.
- Do not consume in public areas, as it is prohibited by state and local law. Only use on private property.
- Like alcohol, consumers may not have an open container of marijuana or marijuana product in the passenger area of their car.
So, what CAN you do?
Anyone age 21 and older may buy and use cannabis in Massachusetts. You must show a valid government-issued ID to enter a dispensary. You do not need to be a resident of Massachusetts. You must pay using cash or a debit card, not a credit card. We have a cashless ATM for your use. Check out our website for hours, to review products, and to make an appointment so you’re sure to get a parking spot.