On your way to visit our Massachusetts dispensary for the first time? Before you head out, you probably have a few things that you’d like to know. We’ve pulled together this handy collection of queries we get most often, so you truly can get in, get out, and back to life as seamlessly as possible.
- What do I need to bring?
- How much cannabis can I buy?
- How do you pay for products?
- How many dispensaries can I visit?
- What’s a medical cannabis card?
- What’s inside the dispensary like?
- How does online ordering work?
- Can I buy weed in Mass if I live out of state?
- Do Massachusetts dispensaries track you?
- Can I just walk into a Massachusetts dispensary?
What do I need to bring?
Be sure to bring your government-issued ID so we can verify your age when you pay for your selection. Remember, Massachusetts requires that you are 21 years of age or older to purchase cannabis for recreational use. Also, your ID will be required even if you are a medical marijuana patient.
How much cannabis can I buy?
The state of Massachusetts dictates how much you can buy, and we do have to adhere to those guidelines within our dispensary. So, you are legally allowed to purchase one ounce of flower or five grams of concentrate at a time or within a single day.
How do I pay for my products?
We accept payment in the form of cash and debit cards at Capital Cannabis. If visiting somewhere other than Capital Cannabis, be sure to check out what kind of payment options are available because each establishment can differ.
How many MA dispensaries can I visit in one day?
You can pretty much visit as many MA dispensaries as you want, but you will still only be able to purchase the daily limit’s worth of cannabis or cannabis products. So, if you only buy half a gram of cannabis from us, you are free to visit another dispensary in the area to buy another half a gram. The state does keep track of how much you purchase within a day.
What’s a medical marijuana card?
A medical marijuana card is available through the state of Massachusetts for people who have qualifying conditions. To get the card, you do have to be given a certification from your doctor stating you have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition. Medical-use patients do have different purchase limits than general recreational users. To find out more about how to get a medical marijuana card, here is a guide from the Cannabis Control Commission.
What’s it like inside the dispensary?
A dispensary is a little less hands-on than other shopping experiences. Instead of handling the products available, most are either hind a counter or safely tucked away. Your budtender will help you browse and explore, but we do not have cannabis out on display to touch and handle.
How does online ordering work?
We offer our menu online so you can browse products we have available at any given time. You can select the items you want to add to your cart and checkout, and your items will be held for you for pickup at our dispensary. You will pay for your products after arrival. If you don’t pick up your order by 7:30 pm, the products are returned back to the shelf.
Can I buy cannabis in MA if I live out of state?
You can buy cannabis in MA if you drive here from out of state. However, whatever cannabis you purchase will have to be consumed while within the state. Traveling across state lines with your cannabis products can be a bad idea and land you with major fines or jail time in some states.
Do Massachusetts dispensaries track you?
MA dispensaries do track your purchases via a state-mandated electronic system. When we scan your ID during a purchase, that information goes into the system along with how much you purchased. This means when you visit another dispensary within the same day, that dispensary will only be able to sell you the remaining allowed amount of cannabis according to the state purchase limits (28g of flower, 5g concentrates, or 100mg of THC in edible form).
For example, say you stop in at our Douglas dispensary and purchase 10 grams of flower and one gram of concentrate. When you visit other Massachusetts dispensaries on the same day, that dispensary can only sell you up to another 18 grams of flower and four grams of concentrate.
Can I just walk into a Massachusetts dispensary?
In order to visit recreational Massachusetts dispensaries, you have to show valid proof that you are at least 21 years of age or older. You will be asked for your identification before you actually enter the dispensary, and then once again when you make a purchase. Therefore, you cannot simply walk into a dispensary and start browsing.
Any government-issued ID is acceptable, even if you are visiting from out of state. This two-point age-verification process ensures only those legally allowed to shop for cannabis in Massachusetts enter the establishment.