How to Buy Marijuana in Massachusetts

Welcome to the world of recreational cannabis in Massachusetts! If it’s your first time visiting a cannabis dispensary in the Commonwealth, get ready for a unique experience like no other.

Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or someone curious about exploring the world of cannabis, stepping into a recreational dispensary offers a safe and regulated environment to discover a wide range of products and consumption methods.

At Hennep, we’ve created our recreational dispensary to be a safe space for you to learn about the different effects of cannabis and receive expert guidance from our knowledgeable budtenders and staff.

When you’re ready to embark on a fascinating journey into the world of adult-use cannabis, consider this guide to help you understand what to expect about buying marijuana in Massachusetts.

Understanding Massachusetts’ Standard Cannabis Laws

The Cannabis Control Commission, also known as the CCC, is an organization that spearheads the regulation and policy reformations of legal medical and recreational cannabis in the Commonwealth. The mission of the CCC is to honor the will of consumers and patients alike by safely, equitably and effectively implementing and administering laws enabling access to medical and adult-use cannabis.

Among the many resources and rules released by the CCC, the Board has structured a series of regulations for adult-use marijuana use in the state of Massachusetts. At large, this documentation states rules and requirements regarding everything cannabis in Massachusetts – from registration for cannabis licensure to requirements for social consumption at public establishments.

According to these regulations, the following must be remembered:

• Using and consuming cannabis is legal in the state of Massachusetts for people ages 21 and older.
• The state law permits you to carry up to one ounce of cannabis at a time. You may possess up to 10 ounces in your home.
• Massachusetts law allows you to grow up to six cannabis plants in your home for personal use, or up to 12 plants for two or more adults. Learn more about Home Cultivation.
• You cannot consume cannabis in any form (smoking, vaping, or eating) in public places or on federal land.

Cannabis Tax in Massachusetts

With the evolution of the state’s legalization and bustling demand for cannabis products, Massachusetts has grown to establish a robust and successful recreational cannabis market. With that said, they don’t call it “Taxachusetts” recreational cannabis for nothing!

• The Massachusetts sales tax for all cannabis and cannabis-infused products is 6.25%.
• A 10.75% excise tax is imposed on the transferring of cannabis and cannabis-infused products from a licensed retailer.
• Depending on the city or county, a local sales tax of up to 3% may be applied to cannabis or cannabis-infused products.
• The medical marijuana process for patients in Massachusetts does not require any medical cannabis or medical cannabis-infused products to pay state tax.

8 Steps to Buying Adult-Use Cannabis in MA

So, you’re ready to enter your first cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts and buy adult-use cannabis? Follow along with the steps below to learn what exactly you can expect at our recreational dispensary in Cape Cod.

  1. Find Your Cannabis Intention

Before you arrive at any cannabis dispensary, consider your intention or reason for visiting.

Is there a specific symptom you’re looking to alleviate with cannabis? Have you tried cannabis before and have an idea of your desired effects? Is there a specific method of consumption you prefer over others? Evaluating your intention for consuming cannabis can help you further determine which product is best for your preferred experience.

  1. Arriving at Hennep

The address to our Provincetown dispensary is 246 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657.

  1. Get Your Valid ID Ready

Upon entry, have a valid government or state-issued ID ready to show the front dispensary staff. You must be 21 years or older to enter or purchase any products from a cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts.

  1. Wait for a Budtender to Assist You

Once one of our friendly budtenders is ready to assist you, they’ll call your name over to the dispensary counter. You will need to show them your valid ID once more to confirm you are of legal purchasing age.

  1. Ask Questions!

Our budtenders are here to answer all of your curious cannabis queries – no question is too big or small! Use this opportunity to pick the brain of budtenders and ask them what products they’ve tried and enjoyed or what they would recommend for the specific experience or effects you’re looking for.

Keep in mind the more information or questions you give your budtender, the better off they are at helping you make an informed decision on what cannabis products to buy.

  1. View Cannabis Strain Samples

If you’re interested in buying cannabis flower, check out Hennep’s flower bar! Our dispensary displays a wide selection of cannabis samples for you to smell and view the different strains. Use the magnifying glass on each jar to closely inspect the resinous nugs and get a whiff of the bud’s aroma.

This is a great way for you to inspect the different types of cannabis cultivars available for purchase.

  1. Have Your Form of Payment Ready

When you’ve wrapped up your selection of cannabis products and are ready to check out, have your form of payment ready. All purchases must be paid with either cash or debit.

Remember that federal banking comes with many complications for recreational dispensaries, oftentimes debit transactions will have a slight, additional transaction fee.

  1. Leaving the Dispensary 

Once you’ve made your cannabis payment, you are set and ready to take your products home! Your budtender will pack your cannabis goods into a bag and then you’re ready to go on with your day.

You are not allowed to open or dispose of any purchased cannabis product packaging within the dispensary store. Be sure you’re following the rules and compliance regarding public consumption in Massachusetts.

Pro Tip for Cannabis Consumers

If you’re trying a specific product for the first time, remember to start slow and low with your cannabis dose. Try recording or logging your effects and experience from any cannabis products you’ve purchased. No matter if it’s a new flower strain or your favorite cannabis vape cartridge, taking note of your feelings and high experience can help you determine which products and strains to enjoy and try again in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions at Our Massachusetts Dispensary

Got questions about what to expect at your first recreational dispensary experience in MA? Check out some of our frequently asked questions about Hennep.

Can you just walk into a dispensary in Massachusetts?

As long as you’re 21 years of age or older, you’re able to walk into any Massachusetts recreational cannabis dispensary within operating hours! Hennep’s recreational dispensary is open Sunday-Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm weekly.

Are dispensaries cash-only in Massachusetts?

All cannabis product transactions can be made with cash or debit card only.

What is the daily purchase limit for marijuana in Massachusetts?

According to the current Massachusetts state law, cannabis adult-use dispensaries can sell up to 1 ounce of flower, 5 grams of concentrate (including up to 10 tinctures), or 500mg of edibles per person per day.

Where can I use recreational marijuana in Massachusetts?

Though recreational marijuana is legal in the Commonwealth State, consumption of it on public or federal property is prohibited.

Can I mail cannabis or take it on an airplane?

The answer is no to both. The possession of cannabis products is prohibited in Massachusetts airports and mailing cannabis counts as transporting it across state lines, which is illegal under federal law.

Can I buy cannabis online as well as in-store?

On Hennep’s online dispensary menu, you can browse our wide list of cannabis products available for purchase. Select and add products to your online cart and make an online order that can be picked up the same day in store.

Can I return any broken or defective cannabis products?

If you’ve received a broken or defective cannabis product, you can absolutely return it to our recreational dispensary location! If something isn’t working correctly or you have an issue with a product, please call us at (774) 593-5172 or email [email protected] and we’ll help resolve it.

Choosing Hennep for Your Massachusetts Dispensary Needs

At our dispensary in Cape Cod, we’re proudly doing things differently. Hennep is dedicated to bringing you a dispensary experience unlike any other – making buying marijuana in Massachusetts a breeze.

So come on in, swap stories and experiences, find the product that fits your needs, and leave breathing easy.

Voted by our favored customers, Hennep recently won the 2022 Cape Cod’s Best Dispensary Award for our exceptional budtender staff service. They’re equipped with the best cannabis knowledge and experience to help you navigate your personal and unique high experience!

Whether it’s your first time visiting a recreational cannabis dispensary, or you’re a regular at our Provincetown dispensary location – you can rely on Hennep to provide you with a comfortable, friendly cannabis dispensary shopping experience each visit.

Check out our Blog page to get the latest in Massachusetts’ cannabis culture! View Hennep’s Events page for exciting upcoming events and activities happening at our recreational cannabis dispensary!

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