A Beginner’s Guide to Visiting a Recreational Dispensary in Massachusetts
With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Massachusetts, you may be curious about visiting a recreational dispensary for the first time. While the idea of visiting a dispensary may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be.
In this beginner’s guide, we will go through everything you need to know before visiting a recreational dispensary in Massachusetts.
One of the most important things to know before visiting a dispensary is that you must be at least 21 years old. When you first enter a dispensary, you will have to show a government-issued ID to verify your age. It is important to note that it is illegal to purchase more than one ounce of cannabis flower or five grams of cannabis concentrate at a time. You can also only carry up to one ounce of cannabis flower in public.
Recreational dispensaries offer a variety of products. Each product has a different potency and method of consumption, so it’s important to do some research and find out which product is best for you. Dispensaries also offer different strains of cannabis, each with its own unique effects. It’s important to communicate with the dispensary staff and ask for their recommendations based on your needs.
Payment and Pricing
Dispensaries in Massachusetts typically accept cash and debit cards as payment methods. The prices of products may vary depending on the potency and the strain of the products. Dispensaries will also charge a state-imposed 17% tax on all purchases, making recreational cannabis relatively expensive compared to other states.
When visiting a recreational dispensary in Massachusetts, it is important to be respectful of both the staff and other customers. Many dispensaries have a waiting area where customers can relax and browse products before being called into the dispensary area by a staff member. It’s important to be patient and follow the rules and regulations of the dispensary. Avoid taking pictures or using your phone while inside the dispensary.