Nearly twenty years after Boston’s first Freedom Rally in 1989, voters made Massachusetts the first state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. We took our next steps forward when residents voted to legalize medicinal marijuana in 2012 and adult-use (recreational) marijuana in 2016. Today, Massachusetts continues to hold a place at the forefront of our nations evolving cannabis industry with the rapid opening of related businesses.
Though enjoying cannabis in your own home has been legal since December of 2016 – until 2018 there was no legal way to buy it. The first wave of legal cannabis customers were subjected to excessive wait times, scaled back menus, purchase quantity limits and even price gouging. Finally, enough Massachusetts recreational dispensaries have opened their doors to make shopping for legal cannabis a viable option for consumers instead of simply a novelty. Every region of the state now has at least two options within an hour’s driving radius. As a consumer, this affords you elevated value and customer service through the American virtue of healthy competition.
Browse our comprehensive list of Massachusetts recreational dispensaries below and check back regularly as it continues to grow.
253 Farmacy’s Montague dispensary has converted a former Hallmark Imaging Plant into a 33,000 sq. ft. cannabis facility for cultivation, production and retail. Now open, customers can purchase their state limit of fresh flower and other cannabis products without additional restrictions. They hope to be able to allow customers to see their plants grow in the nursery as well.
Eastern Massachusetts got its first taste of marijuana for adult-use when Alternative Therapies Group began serving recreational customers on December 15th of 2018. While initial reviews mostly comment on long wait times and limited stock, ATG still has a loyal following of customers who’ve been with them since they opened for medical sales. Satisfied customers on Alternative Therapies Salem’s Facebook rave about their experiences. One attests, “Staff is awesome and great at guiding.” Another says, “[…] pricing is very competitive.” For consumers in the north-east region of the state, this is the closest place to purchase recreational cannabis.
Address: 50 Grove Street Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 594-5728
Those familiar with the Salem, Massachusetts location will be pleased to find the same level of quality cannabis and service at Alternative Therapies Salisbury dispensary. By shopping a larger marijuana retailer like Alternative Therapies Group (ATG) you can choose from top-industry-quality products produced by suppliers like Bakked, Brother Jonas, and Craft Reserve. Alternative Therapies also provides a modern shopping experience online with their easy to navigate website and in-store with their insightful staff and clean facility.
Address: 107 Elm St, Salisbury, MA 01952
Phone: (978) 255-4753
The cannabis sold at Apothca’s Lynn dispensary is produced in the brand’s vertically integrated cultivation facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The dispensary’s proximity to the source allows customers to experience peak freshness.
Instead of asking to view each strain individually, an interactive display in the middle of the retail space features flower samples inside of tasteful glass containers affixed with magnifying glasses. These allow you to visually inspect the bud structure, trichrome levels and more. If you’re new to this method, ask a bud tender for simple instructions.
Address: 491 Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01905
Phone: (781) 215-6003
The largest producer of cannabis in the Berkshires has been granted their license to grow and sell for adult use. Their selection of adult-use products are nearly as comprehensive as their medical menu – which features over a plethora of different traditional flower strains and a host of concentrates including wax, shatter, crumble, EHO (ethanol hash oil), rosin, sauce, kief and vaporizer cartridges.
Phone: (413) 553-9333
Unlike other many dispensaries in Western Massachusetts with national ties and multiple locations, Bloom Brothers’ Pittsfield dispensary is founded and operated by locals. As the name suggests, three brothers from Berkshire County are behind this grassroots operation. At least initially, thier carefully curated menu will feature products from a variety of Massachusetts cultivators and producers.
Address: 2 Larch St. Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 464-7443
Canna Provisions’ Lee dispensary taking local cannabis to a new level. Lee’s first dispensary features cannabis grown in the brand’s Lee cultivation facility as well as from local growers’ homes and farms. They plan to team up with local candy makers, chocolatiers and skin cream makers to infuse craft products residents have already grown to love.
Address: 220 Housatonic St, Lee, MA 01238
Phone: (413) 394-5055
Unlike other Massachusetts recreational marijuana dispensaries, Caroline’s Cannabis only serves adult-use cannabis and has never operated as a medical-only dispensary. This simple difference allows customers to confidently browse and shop their entire menu without worrying about customer designations. Caroline E. Frankel is proud to support the marijuana movement and blaze the new trails as the first woman to own a dispensary in Massachusetts.
Phone: (774) 243-0323
A trip to Cultivate in Leicester is a preview of how recreational cannabis in Massachusetts will be conducted in coming years – luxury accommodations, comprehensive selection and world-class quality. While other Massachusetts recreational dispensaries get by limited strain selection, cultivate features half a dozen impressive whole bud flower varieties on a daily basis and even more in prerolled joints. Because they source their flower for their recreational menu from medical dispensaries including Garden Remedies, Bask, APOTHCA and Sira Naturals, adult-use patients have the opportunity to try products from around the state that were once limited to card-holding patients. Cultivate also produces their own vaporizer pens, topical lotions and a line of sugar wax concentrates.
Address: 1764 Main St, Leicester, MA 01524
Phone: (508) 859-8130
Curaleaf Oxford Dispensary brings ‘big cannabis’ to consumers in Worcester County and throughout Massachusetts. Those who have shopped one the national brands other 41 locations throughout the United States can expect similar premier cannabis buying experience – comprised of insightful customer service, modern amenities and top-shelf product. Curaleaf Oxford dispensary cultivates and produces their own cannabis and infused products. As a consumer this allows you to purchase lab-fresh concentrates and flower straight from the curing room.
Phone: (508) 731-0100
Residents and those visiting Cape Cod can now shop cannabis products from one of the nation’s largest brands. The location also boasts an expansive and private back parking lot. Anyone who has been to Provincetown’s historic district understands how valuable and often scarce a place to park their vehicle can be. The central location, just steps away from the White Wind Inn, is ideal for walk-ups as well.
Father and son cannabis entrepreneurs John and Mark Hiller have opened their latest venture: Gage Cannabis’ Ayer dispensary. They already have found success operating Central Ave. Compassionate Care’s Ayer dispensary and plan to bring their retail experience to adult-use customers at Gage’s 38 Littleton Rd. location off Rt. 2A.
Address: 38 Littleton Rd. Ayer, MA 01432
Phone: (978) 487-7100
Garden Remedies’ Newton Dispensary began serving recreational (adult-use) customers on Saturday, May 25, 2019. At this time, recreational customers will need to schedule an appointment to shop. Starting at 4:20pm on Wednesday, May, 22, 2019 you can to book a slot on their official website. Walk-in recreational customers will not be served. Street parking is extremely limited so using public transit and ride share services are highly recommended.
Address: 697 Washington St. Newton, MA 02458
Phone: (617) 235-7215
As of July 2019, Nantucket visitors and locals have convenient access to cannabis right on the island . Because Federal law forbids transporting cannabis on the waters that surround Nantucket, edibles, oils, and salves, and fresh cannabis flower are grown, produced and tested on the island. The 100% organic strains featured on The Green Lady’s Natucket dispensary’s OG (Ocean Grown) flower section of their menu boast one-of-a-kind genetics and memorable names like Moby Dick, The Perfect Storm and Black Dog Kush.
Address: 11 Amelia Dr, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: (774) 333-3875
Good Chemistry’s Worcester dispensary is the national brand’s first in Massachusetts. As of May 1, 2019, recreational customers can enjoy the world-class cannabis once only available to medical-card holding patients and those in Colorado and Nevada. They encourage consumers to inspect their bud using a 5-point quality check nicknamed S.T.A.T.S. (sight, touch, aroma, taste and sensation). Regardless of your experience level, you’ll be able to find the product that’s right for you using their color-coded and effect-based categorization method.
Founder, Mathew Huron has been at the forefront of therapeutic marijuana since 1996, helping his father and his partner find relief from the harsh symptoms AIDS through the cultivation and use of cannabis. Today, the medical needs of patients are still at the center of Good Chemistry’s Worcester dispensary. Card-holders can walk-in to shop (opposed to making an appointment), have access to preferred parking and enjoy their own designated service counter.
Initially, recreational customers will be required to schedule an appointment and follow special parking procedures. Visit Good Chemistry’s Worcester dispensary’s official page on this topic for exact details.
Address: 9 Harrison St Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: (774) 243-1760
When it comes to shopping cannabis in Fall River, consumers have options. Exceptional quality, convenience and value help Hope Heal Health’s Fall River dispensary stand out from their competition.
Address: 1 West St, Fall River, MA 02720
In Good Health’s Brockton dispensary is part of the brand’s vertically integrated operation. That means all of the edibles, concentrates and traditional flower cannabis on their shelves are from marijuana plants cultivated and processed in the same building. As a consumer this affords you the opportunity to purchase buds fresh from the grow and concentrates direct from the lab!
Phone: (508) 682-1510
Another Western Massachusetts recreational dispensary worth visiting is Insa in Easthampton. Because they’re vertically integrated, customers have the opportunity to get their cannabis products directly from the source. Their recreational menu is one of the most expansive in the state. Their selection of concentrates includes wax, shatter, live sugar and vaporizer cartridges – and you can take home one of each! On average, adult-use customers have around 10 unique strains of flower to choose from. High CBD strains that were once reserved for patients like Ancestral Skunk can now be purchased by recreational consumers. You can even shop specialty products like infused bath bombs, transdermal patches and immersion salts. At this time, their selection of edibles is limited to one type of fruit chew (gummies). Cash, debit, credit and CanPay are accepted.
Phone: (413) 206-6339
Western Massachusetts’s thriving cannabis scene has reached the North Shore and Metro Boston area. Insa’s Salem Dispensary brings some healthy competition to Salem’s adult-use (recreational) cannabis market that was once monopolized by Advanced Therapies Group (ATG). Consumers are excited to browse and shop Insa’s full line of raw, infused and concentrated products that they’ve become familiar with at their Springfield and Easthampton locations.
Phone: (978) 904-1043
Address: 462 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970
Nature’s Remedy Millbury dispensary makes purchasing cannabis easy and convenient. Close proximity to routes 122A and I-90 make Nature’s Remedy Millbury dispensary easily accessible by car. The business has its own lot with ample parking. They have approximately 10 points of sale open at any given time and ordering is made easy with interactive digital menus that can be browsed and shopped on provided iPads. You can even reserve ahead to save time at check out.
For Boston residents, the commencement of recreational sales at New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Brookline has been worth the wait. This adult-use dispensary is conveniently located in a beautifully renovated former bank building on Washington street. NETA in Brookline is the first adult-use dispensary to serve Metro-Boston and be accessible by the T. They also have one of the most compressive recreational menus in the Commonwealth. Their offering of premium flower is concise yet impressive – with some varieties packing over 25% THC. Unlike other Massachusetts recreational dispensaries, their selection of edibles is worth making a trip for. Though some products are limited to medical patients, adult-use customers can still purchase chocolate bars, gummies, tincture and capsules in a variety of strengths and cannabinoid ratios.
Phone: (617) 841-7250
As one of the first two dispensaries to conduct recreational sales in Massachusetts, NETA’s North Hampton location has adult-use cannabis retail down to a science. Muted lighting, hardwood furnishings and comfortable seating create a premier cannabis buying experience. Of course, the goods behind the glass are the reason customers travel to NETA in North Hampton. This dispensary is located in the same building as their cultivation facility. This means, as a recreational consumer, you’ll have access to flower straight from the curing-room and lab-fresh concentrates. Like their Brookline location, you’ll also be able to a wide selection of edible products as well.
Address: 118 Conz St, Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 727-8415
Northeast Alternatives in Fall River brought recreational cannabis to the South Coast. Unlike other Massachusetts recreational dispensaries that transitioned from medical only sales, NEA has nearly 100 parking spaces and an app that allows customers to virtually wait in line – greatly reducing wait times. Convenience isn’t the only reason consumers choose Northeast Alternatives. Their in-house cultivation facility and refinery produces some of the finest cannabis flower and concentrated products in the region. Even seasoned users would be hard pressed to disprove the brand’s claim that they produce “the best cannabis on the East Coast.”
Phone: (508) 567-6761
21+ residents of Central Mass can now shop Patriot Care in Greenfield without a medical card. The Greenfield location to features a selection of top shelf recreational flower and potent edibles on their recreational menu similar to their Lowell location.
Phone: (413) 203-6131
While Patriot Care in Lowell stocks a complete catalog of quality cannabis products, exceptional flower and edibles are often the topic of conversation for those who have made the trip. Personable staff members that greet regulars by name make shopping for cannabis at Patriot Care feels like a community event. Their prize wheel and flash-sales have customers stopping in regularly. The recreational menu varies from day to day and isn’t listed online, so you’ll be taking a chance when you visit this dispensary as a recreational customer.
Phone: (978) 289-1088
Finally, Boston residents have a place to purchase cannabis in town. Pure Oasis of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary is the first and only adult-use (recreational) retail cannabis store in the city. Because they are owned and operated by locals, shopping at Pure Oasis allows you to support the community. Anyone over the age of 21 with valid ID can visit Pure Oasis of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary’s 430 Blue Hill Ave location on the Roxbury line.
National cannabis brand Green Thumb Industries opened the first medical marijuana dispensary in Amherst in 2018 under the name Rise. Less than one year later, on Mother’s Day 2019, Rise’s Amherst dispensary began serving recreational (adult-use) cannabis to the Pioneer Valley as well. Rise’s Amherst dispensary gives 21+ students something to hit other than the books.
Address: 169 Meadow Street Amherst, MA, 01002
Phone: (413) 825-9770
Sanctuary Medicinals in Gardner is another modern Massachusetts recreational dispensary that’s worth the trip. Walk-ins are welcome, so you won’t have to worry about being turned away for lack of an appointment. Highlights of the adult-use menu include the 2:1 CBD to THC strain YMCA and the new take on an old favorite, Blueberry Headband. A wide selection of vaporizer cartridges makes Sanctuary Medicinals the first choice for next gen cannabis consumers who vape more regularly than they smoke. Classic hash as well as modern concentrates like shatter and sauce are featured. They even carry powdered activated THC (THC-A) called Space Dust.
Phone: (978) 730-8134
Silver Therapeutics is is now serving recreational customers. The ambitious brand already has plans to open two more locations in Orange and Greenfield as well. Until their Orange cultivation facility is finished, customers can shop raw cannabis and infused products from a variety of other Massachusetts producers.
Address: 238 Main St., Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: (413) 597-8962
Solar Therapeutics’ Somerset dispensary gives new meaning to the phrase ‘going green’. Their cannabis is grown indoors using electricity generated from 70,000 sq. ft. of solar panels on the building roof and acres of additional solar fields next door. They also recycle heat generated from their electricity generation to keep their facility up to temperature using a process called natural gas cogeneration. They even plan to use alternative packaging techniques to further minimize their footprint on the environment. Carpooling to Solar Therapeutics Somerset dispensary is easy with over 100 parking spaces available.
Phone: (508) 300-3366
Now Hamden County has a place to buy adult-use (recreational) cannabis legally with the opening of Mass Alternative Care’s Chicopee dispensary. Customers can shop a wide variety of specialty strains as well as modern hash concentrations and edibles in an aesthetically pleasing and friendly environment.
Address: 1247 E Main St, Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: (413) 377-6240
Theory Wellness in Great Barrington could be likened to a microbrewery for cannabis. They distinguish themselves from other Massachusetts recreational dispensaries by crafting small batch cannabis and concentrations with unique genetics at their Bridgewater location. They interior of Theory Wellness in Great Barrington resembles a high-end art gallery or boutique. White walls, counters and flooring are accented by contemporary light fixtures and contrasted by panels of green vines and a large-scale illustration of everybody’s favorite plant.
Phone: (508) 296-9250
The adult-use menu at Temescal Wellness in Hudson is unique because it features flower grown in Temescal’s own facility as well as from top brands like Good Chemistry, GRI and garden remedies Garden Remedies. They also feature concentrate products from refineries like Core Concentrates and Freedom Pen as well as edibles from Avid Abundance, Drench, and Incredibles. You’ll have more than one reason to feel good when you shop Temescal because they pay their employees well, participate with local organizations and give back to the community through donations to charities.
Phone: (978) 212-5947
Temescal Wellness’s Pittsfield location provides a similar offering of flower, concentrates and edibles to the most western part of the Commonwealth. Like their Hudson location, they feature both vertically integrated (self-produced) flower and concentrates as well as products from top brands. Because of its proximity to New York, your likely to see cannabis tourists visiting from the Empire State, where recreational cannabis is yet to be legalized.
Phone: (413) 464-8044
As of February 2020, Triple M’s Plymouth dispensary has began serving adult-use (recreational) customers at their 9 Collins Avenue location. New hours are: 10:00am – 8:00pm Monday through Saturday and 12:00pm – 5:00 on Sundays.
Triple M Plymouth dispensary provides Massachusetts customers with top-shelf whole-bud cannabis flower, potent concentrates, tasty edibles and effective topicals. Because the cannabis for Triple M’s Plymouth dispensary location are grown in their state-of-the-art Plymouth facility, you’re afforded the opportunity to get your flower and other marijuana products straight from the source. Located conveniently in the same Business Park as the Plymouth RMV, Triple M is an easy stop for local shoppers who already frequent Plymouth Market Basket or the Walmart in Colony Place.
Phone: (508) 747-1970
For consumers on the Cape and South Shore, Verilife in Wareham is the closest place to shop for adult-use cannabis. In order to meet demand, Verilife stocks their own cannabis alongside products from other dispensaries in the state like In Good Health and Garden Remedies. This summer, you can stock up on all your vacation supplies before you head over the Bourne Bridge at Verilife in Wareham.
Phone: (508) 538-9070
Cannabis consumers in Great Barrington and throughout the surrounding region will soon have increased variety in the related establishments they frequent. A woman-owned and locally based dispensary is coming directly to the heart of the town. Calyx Berkshire Dispensary plans to begin serving cannabis to 21+ adults right on Main St. as soon as this Spring (2020).
If you want a truly premier cannabis shopping experience, Theory’s Chicopee dispensary is worth the travel. Unlike smaller urban dispensaries, this location features expansive retail space, multiple registers and three separate counters (recreational, medical and pick-up). Their elegant glass displays, comfortable furnishings and clean environment invite you to take your time and make an event out replenishing your stash.
Address: 672 Fuller Road Chicopee, MA, 01020
Phone: (207) 802-0032
ReLeaf Alternative’s Mansfield dispensary is in the early stages of submitting for the approval of local and state authorities. Once open, ReLeaf Alternative’s Mansfield dispensary will serve adult-use (recreational) customers a full range of raw, infused and concentrated cannabis products less than 10 minutes from one of the state’s largest entertainment venues, The Xfinity Center.
Address: 321 School St. Mansfield, MA 02048
Mission’s Georgetown dispensary brings premier level cannabis shopping to Upper North Shore Massachusetts. The company’s large retail space at 401 East Main St. (formerly Healthy Pharms Georgetown dispensary) allows them to fully showcase their nationally recognized style of products and atmosphere.
Address: 401 E Main St, Georgetown, MA 01833
Owner of Bud’s Goods and Provisions Worcester dispensary, Alex Mazin is in the process of renovating the retail space at 62 West Boylston Street to open an adult-use retail cannabis store. With CCC approval, he optimistically hopes for a Spring 2020 ribbon cutting.
Address: 62 West Boylston St. Worcester, MA
Soon anyone over the age of 21 can experience why – as Haven Center’s Brewster dispensary prepares to begin adult-use (recreational) sales in Spring of 2020. Haven Center’s Brewster dispensary is sure to become one of the most convenient places to shop cannabis on The Cape. Located directly on scenic Route 6A, anyone making their way a day at the beach, seafood dinner or some drinks with a view can easily make a pit-stop and replenish their stash.
Address: 4018 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631
Years after Massachusetts voters decided to legalize cannabis, Northeast Alternatives’ Swansea dispensary is set to become the first place in town for consumers to purchase it. They are working with town officials to open a retail location in the same property as the Suzuki Dealership off Rt. 6. Once operational, they plan to serve both medical card holding patients as well as adult-use (recreational) customers.
Canna Provisions’ Holyoke dispensary will give Hampden county an opportunity to experience the brand’s unique cannabis retail model without having to travel to the northwestern edge of the state. They partner with small batch growers in the area to offer strains you simple won’t find at other dispensaries. Even local culinary professionals are getting in on the action. They plan to work with the region’s candy makers, skin care professionals and other artisans to infuse and sell craft products with a true local flavor.
Address: 380 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040
Consumers in the western part of Massachusetts will soon be able to shop cannabis from one the state and country’s most prolific brands. Curaleaf’s Ware dispensary has received final approval from the CCC to begin serving adult-use (recreational) products at their new location in the O’Rielly Auto Parts and Taco Bell Plaza off Route 32. A grand opening is expected early March of this year (2020).
Address: 124 West St. Unit D Ware, MA 01082
The proposed location of MedMen’s Newton dispensary supports their luxury image as it is currently a Shreve, Crump & Low jewelry store. The 232 Boylston St. retail space is directly off the major Route 9 for convenient access. The location features ample and private parking as well.
MedMen’s Newton dispensary will bring a truly premier cannabis buying experience to Boston. The brand has already built a reputation for being ‘the Apple Store of cannabis’ with their modern design elements, expert staff, top-shelf products and high-tech lording methods.
Address: 232 Boylston St. Newton, MA 02459
Vedi Naturals’ Marlborough dispensary has submitted an application to the city council to serve cannabis in the shopping plaza at 505 Boston Post Road West. Their proposed 2,350 square feet location and 2-3 requested shipments of product per week suggest there will be a lot to choose from.
Soon, cannabis consumers in North Attleboro will have a dispensary to call their own. After close to a year of public awareness efforts by the brand, the town has worked out a host community agreement with Green Leaf Health’s North Attleboro Dispensary to sell recreational cannabis products out of their George Leven Drive retail space.
Another major player in Massachusetts cannabis is joining the rapidly expanding scene in Worcester. The State Cannabis Control Commission granted Mayflower Medicinals’ Worcester Dispensary permission to serve adult use (recreational) customers upon the completion of their massive 2,837 sq. ft. retail space at 645 Park Ave (formerly Advanced Auto Parts).As a vertically integrated operation, most of products sold at Mayflower Medicinals’ Worcester dispensary are from their own facility. The 36,000 sq. ft. cultivation and refining center in Holliston.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has signed a provisional host community agreement for Union Twist’s Newton to sell cannabis for adult-use at 1160 Beacon St. They are currently holding informational community discussions and working with entities like the CCC to get final approval.
Address: 1158 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02461
Herbology’s Newton dispensary is owned by the national cannabis company Grassroots. Their 131 Rumford Ave. Newton location could be the first in Massachusetts for brand. They are already have active operations in Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Dakota and are in the process of expanding to Arkansas, Connecticut, New Jersey Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Address: 131 Rumford St. Auburndale, MA 02466
Soon Newton locals, residents of nearby towns and commuters will have another place to purchase recreational cannabis. Located on the west side of town and just off the Mass Pike, recreational consumers can get their raw, infused and concentrated cannabis products without battling local traffic. Ascend Mass of Newton’s Dispensary is estimated to open in 2020. Newton’s Mayor has already agreed to sign a host community agreement for the brand.
It doesn’t get much fresher than the cannabis products sold at Lazy River’s Dracut dispensary. Customers who shop here have the opportunity to purchase flower, concentrates, edibles and more from the same place they are grown flower will be grown and processed at the same location it is sold. They focus on small batch, craft cannabis strains.
Address: 145 Broadway Rd., Dracut, MA 01826
Western Mass will soon have even more selection when shopping for recreational cannabis with the opening of Boston Bud Factory’s Holyoke dispensary. The brand is set to produce its own line of raw, infused and concentrated products on-site at their 73 Sargeant St. location. They will also feature offerings from top cultivators and distributors in the state.
Address: 73 Sargeant St. Holyoke, MA, 01040
In the near future, adult-use cannabis customers may be able to make their purchases from the comfort and privacy of their cars. Owner of Bright Shine Auto Spa, Barry Desruisseaux, has already gained approval from the town to operate Ironstone Express’ Uxbridge drive thru dispensary. Now it’s up to the Cannabis Control Commission of Massachusetts to grant a license. This will be the first of its kind on the East Coast — making it a desirable road trip destination for cannabis enthusiasts throughout New England and beyond. Those with debilitating condition will also benefit from being able to remain seated while waiting for and purchasing their cannabis.
Address: 454 Quaker Hwy Uxbridge, MA 01569
Giving Tree Health Center’s drive-thru Kingston dispensary is in the process of gaining approval to sell cannabis at either 9 Gallen Rd. or 21 Marion Dr. Nearly next-door from each other, either location would be easily accessible by car off exit 8 of RT. 3 and by public transit via the MBTA’s commuter rail. Giving Tree Health Center’s drive-thru Kingston dispensary has local roots. Co-Owner Brian McIssac is a proud Alumnus of Silver Lake Regional High School (located in Kingston) and told reporters he is excited to bring revenue to “our towns.”
Apotho Therapeutics’ Plainville dispensary is in the process of gaining approval from town and state authorities to operate out of the former location of The Tavern From Town Square on Rt. 1. Manager of Apotho Therapeutics’ Plainville dispensary, Nicholas Salvadore, is also the founder and CEO of Fire Ganja in Rhode Island. We expect his experience in cannabis production to be reflected on the Apotho of Plainville’s menu.
Soon, Middleboro residents and cannabis consumers throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts will have expanded access to cannabis products. Panacea Wellness’ Middleboro dispensary is in the process of gaining approval for adult-use (recreational) sales as well. They have received a special permit but still must wait upon final approval from the CCC. Panacea Wellness’ Middleboro dispensary is owned by MariMed which produces the well known brands: Kalm, Betty’s Eddies, Nature’s Heritage and partners with ARL Healthcare, Thrive, The Thomas C. Slater Compassionate Center and more.
A CBD company out of Mobile, Alabama plans to bring mom and pop style shopping to Hampshire County’s marijuana industry. Instead of erecting a new building, they plan to operate out of the historic Edwin Brigham House that was constructed in 1815. They plan on working with Belchertown’s Historical Commission to revive this colonial treasure. CEO Brandon Taylor explains how he and his team decided on their Belchertown location in a comment he gave to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, “[…] we come from small towns, so we’re very open to bringing this industry to small towns.”
Address: 55 N Main St, Belchertown, MA 01007
CommCan’s Millis dispensary is bringing cannabis and technology together in their 3,000 sq ft. building. Over a dozen new computers sit atop white quartz countertops for budtenders to search inventory and make transactions. Customers will have tablets made available to browse the menu while in line. We expect these devices to eventually be used for preordering using a system called Dutchie, which is already in place at their Southborough location.
Address: 1525 Main St., Millis, MA 0205
Triple M’s Mashpee dispensary has long been the choice of card holding locals and those passing through to shop for cannabis flower, concentrates and infused products. Soon, everyone over the age of 21 could enjoy their premium cannabis buying experience. As of July 24, 2019, the Mashpee zoning board allowed the company to begin expanding their operation to include a new 3,700 sq. ft. extension for adult-use customers. Now, they await final approval from the Cannabis Control Commission. Construction is set to commence once this permission is granted. Company officials estimate recreational sales to begin in 2020.
Address: 29 Echo Rd, Mashpee, MA 02649
Union Twist’s Framingham dispensary is on track to be the first recreational dispensary in Massachusetts that serves infused Ice Cream! Cannabis consumers have long enjoyed both pastimes but have yet to be able to partake in both at the same time. Soon, dreams will come true when Union Twist opens its doors to the public.
Diamond Shine’s Whately dispensary is owned by Karen Gaston who grew up in Whately. The dispensary would be part of her existing CBD / hemp brand; Diamond Shine LLC. The company grows hemp plants in Connecticut and Massachusetts for CBD products in which they sell online and at a store in Granby Ct.
We expect Granby’s experience cultivating and refining hemp to translate seamlessly into the cannabis realm. She told the Greenfield Recorder that her goal is vertical integration or “seed to sale.” If their existing menu of CBD products is any indication, Diamond Shine’s Whately dispensary may carry loose bud flower, pre-rolled joints, capsules, tincture, topicals and 510 threaded vaporizer cartridges. We hope they cultivate cannabis the same way they grow hemp – outside using natural sunlight.
Address: 85 State Rd, Whately, MA 01093
Sun Mass of Hyde Park’s Boston dispensary hopes to bring nation scale cannabis culture to our city. The brand is owned by the major cannabis cultivation and distribution company Harvest. Harvest has locations in Arizona, California, Florida and Maryland. They have already begun the process of obtaining proper licenses to sell cannabis at their 931 Hyde Park Ave. location.
Visitors and residents of Boston’s most southern neighborhood could soon be able to shop cannabis locally. Evergreen Farms Group’s Hyde Park Boston dispensary has submitted a request for a license to sell cannabis to qualified customers at their Hyde Park Ave. location. The company still must navigate a potential appeals process, draft a community host agreement, gain approval from the Cannabis Control Commission and register as a business in Boston before it can begin operations.
East Boston Local Roots dispensary is on a steady path to begin serving cannabis to 21+ customers at their 1006 Bennington St. location. It seems only fitting that the former site of Tufts Tobacco should sell another smokable substance and feature a diverse team of current and former East Boston residents. This roster includes the man who ran Tufts Tobacco: James Schena, Jr., former City Councilor Mike P. Ross, Former Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department Daniel Linksey, and many others.
Address: 1006 Bennington St. Boston, MA 02128
Soon, cannabis consumers in the eastern part of the state may not have to travel all the way to Pittsfield to experience the premier cannabis shopping Western Mass has gained notoriety throughout the state for. nce open, anyone over 21 years of age with a valid ID can browse and buy flower, concentrates, edibles and an array of specialty cannabis infused products. We expect the menu at Berkshire Roots’ East Boston dispensary to be close to that of their existing location. Flower aficionados can choose from both legendary strains the 413 Chem (originating from the best cuts of Massachusetts’s own Chem Dawg) as well as new favorites like 7 Minutes.
Address: 253 Meridian St. Boston, MA 02128
Mojos of Mattapan’s Boston dispensary is in the process of gaining approval to sell cannabis in at 1292 Blue Hill Ave. next to Ortiz Grocery. Customers who arrive by bike or rideshare will receive a discount. Flower, concentrate, edibles and specialty cannabis products like oils and creams will be featured on the menu.
Alchemy League of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary is working with local and state entities to gain licensing and approval to sell cannabis at 60 Newmarket Square across the street from the MBTA’s Newmarket Commuter Rail stop, off of Mass Ave. and directly next to Victoria’s Diner.
It is currently unclear exactly what will be on the menu when Alchemy of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary opens. However, their Instagram page features a picture of a frosty cola of fresh flower using the hash tags ‘Roxbury Dobie’ and ‘Roxbury Strain’ and with the caption ‘Welcome to Alchemy’. We hope this suggests local strain varieties.
One of Dorchester’s favorite smoke shops to buy glass pipes, rigs and rolling papers may soon sell the cannabis these accessories were designed for. 617 Therapeutic Health Care of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary has requested a permit to sell cannabis at 130 Bowdoin St., which is currently the site of Twenty One Plus smoke shop. Though the new business would replace the existing one, we suspect loyal headshop customers will be thrilled at the prospect of legally buying cannabis over the counter all the same.
Address: 130 Bowdoin St. Dorchester, MA 02122
Holistic Health Group of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary plans to sell cannabis near the Field’s Corner neighborhood of Boston at 1548 Dorchester Ave (formerly a tattoo parlor). The ambitious brand is already in the process of constructing a state-of-the-art grow facility in Middleborough and working with local authorities to open dispensaries in Worcester and Cape Cod.
Address: 1548 Dorchester Ave. Boston, MA 02122=
The 420 of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary hopes to bring fresh cannabis to Mattapan Square. The parent brand (High Tech Farms) has requested a permit to sell cannabis to 21+ customers at 1624 Blue Hill Ave. (formerly Payless Shoes).
The owner of 1102 Blue Hill Ave, Cleon M. Byron, plans on opening a cannabis retail store in the ‘A’ unit of his building (formerly Nu Look nail salon). He has requested a permit to sell cannabis to both 21+ customers and medical marijuana card holing patients at this location. Because approval of the host community agreement and permission from the CCC is still pending as well as other logistical hurdles, it is currently unknown when EVOKE of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary (also reported as Cannabis Industry of Dorchester’s Boston dispensary) will open their doors to the public.
Members of the cannabis community in Boston have long visited The Hempest in both Harvard Square and on Newbury St. for hemp derived products, rolling papers and glass pipes. Now the brand hopes to sell what their customers have always wanted: actual cannabis. The Hempest of Roslindale’s Boston dispensary has requested a permit to sell cannabis at 882 South St. They still must navigate a potential appeals process, draft a community host agreement, get approval from the Cannabis Control Commission and register as a business with the city of Boston.
Address: 882 South St. Boston, MA 02131
Giving Tree Health Center of Jamaica Plain’s Boston dispensary hopes to sell cannabis at 769 Centre St. in the near future. Flower, concentrates and other cannabis products would be produced in their proposed Fall River cultivation and processing facility. The ambitious brand also has plans to open locations in West Bridgewater, Fall River and Kingston, Massachusetts.
Address: 769 Centre St., Boston, MA 02130
Core Empowerment of Jamaica Plain’s Boston dispensary is partly owned by JP local, Tomas Gonzales. He told Jamaica Plain News that the large space would intermingle a social justice museum within a premium cannabis shopping experience. They plan on operating 12 hours a day from 10am to 10pm with approximately 30 customers served per hour. Cannabis will be sourced from Massachusetts cultivators and wholesalers.
Address: 401 Centre St. Boston, MA 02130
Coolidge Corner is about to become even cooler with the opening of Sanctuary’s Brookline dispensary. We expect the cannabis shopping experience to closley resemble that found at the brands other locations in Gardener and Danvers.
Address: 1351 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
The cannabis strains at Happy Valley of Brighton’s Boston Dispensary will be tested in their genomic mapping research lab in Newburyport, Massachusetts. This facility is the first of its kind in the world and will allow scientists to identify genetic markers and chemotype traits as well as certify the DNA of individual cannabis strains — allowing them to control cannabinoid and terpene levels with unrivaled precision. This level of research and development is unprecedented in the Massachusetts cannabis community and anywhere else – both domestically and internationally.
Address: 1937 Beacon St. Brighton, MA 02135
Many Cleveland Circle cannabis users already shop The Vape Shop of Brighton’s Boston dispensary for their unbeatable selection of accessories like glass pipes, dab rigs, rolling papers, blunt wraps, nectar collectors, dry herb vaporizers and CBD products. Soon, 21+ customers with a valid ID may be able to purchase THC infused vape cartridges, flower and more. Owner, Jonathan Lau has requested a permit to sell cannabis at his 354 Chestnut Hill Ave. location. Once approved he will still need to navigate a potential appeals process, draft a community host agreement and get signed off by the Cannabis Control Commission.
Natural Selections of Brighton’s Boston dispensary plans on bringing Colorado style cannabis to Brighton’s Oak Square neighborhood. We expect Natural Selections of Brighton’s Boston dispensary to feature a cannabis shopping experience much like their existing dispensary in Northglenn, Colorado. This location features over 2 dozen strains as well as countless vape carts, edibles products and more from nearly 30 of their state’s top producers and distributers.
Brighton residents and visitors could soon have a place to purchase premium cannabis just off the MBTA Green Line Sutherland Road stop – just blocks from Whole Foods. Natural Ventures of Brighton’s Boston dispensary has submitted for a permit to sell cannabis at 1688-1690 Commonwealth Ave. (currently A-Z Auto Center). They still must navigate a potential appeals process, draft a community host agreement, get approved by the Cannabis Control Commission and register as a business with the city of Boston.
Sira Naturals of Brighton’s Boston dispensary will bring the premium cannabis experience that consumers have already come to appreciate from shopping at their other locations in Somerville, Needham and Cambridge right here to Brighton. The ambitious brand is in the process of gaining approval for a Back Bay location as well.
The cannabis products featured at New England Cannabis Corporation of Brighton’s Boston dispensary will be produced in their own state-of-the-art cultivation facility in Holliston, Massachusetts. Raymond Parsons is overseeing that aspect of the operation and bringing his over 10 years of organic growing and plant genetics experience that he acquired in the California cannabis market right here to Boston.
Address: 204 N Beacon St. Boston, MA 02135
Bloominus’ of Charlestown’s Boston dispensary is expected to feature one of the largest selection of cannabis strains in Massachusetts. Their website claims they grow more than 50 varieties of flower – many of which boast exclusive genetics. Corey Barnette oversees the brands cultivation operation in Gerogetown, where he applies his 10+ years of specialized experience. Mr. Burnette has been recognized as one of the top cannabis producers in the United states for his work as CEO with District Growers in Washington D.C. and as President and Chairman of Medical Collective and Chi Holistic Collective in San Diego. Customers of Bloominus of Charlestown’s Boston dispensary should expect nothing but perfection. Corey Barnette says, “It is not enough for us to be the best – if the best is not perfect.”
Residents, students, commuters and others visiting Allston could soon have a convenient place to purchase cannabis off the Mass Pike and directly in front of a bus stop for the MBTA’s 64, 66, 501 and 503 routes. Union Twist of Allston’s Boston dispensary has applied for a permit to sell cannabis at their 259 Cambridge St. location (currently Foreign Auto Body). The company still needs to undergo a potential appeals process, draft a community host agreement, get approval from the Cannabis Control Commission and register as a business with the city of Boston.
Address: Cambridge St. Boston, MA 02134
Cambridge is set to get their first adult-use (recreational) cannabis retailer. Western Front’s Cambridge dispensary is moving into the space that formerly occupied Central Kitchen. Though many have bittersweet feelings about the end of this local institution’s run, an overwhelmingly population of residents and students are excited to be able to exercise their right as adults to purchase cannabis in the Commonwealth.
Their 567 Mass Ave location in Central Square will likely be the most convenient place to shop cannabis for those who rely on public transportation. It is located a block and a half from the Red Line’s ‘Central’ stop and steps from an MBTA bus stop for 1, 47, 64 and 70 buses.
Local Somerville businessman and owner of Redbones Barbecue, Robert Gregory, plans to bring retail cannabis to Davis Square with the eventual opening of New England Select Harvest’s Somerville dispensary.
New England Select Harvest’s Somerville dispensary storefront at 378 Highland Ave. in Somerville could become the most convenient place for consumers in the Davis Square to purchase their cannabis. It is just blocks from the Davis Station Red Line MBTA stop and a few streets over from Mass Ave (aka Route 2A).
Green is coming to Causeway St., and this kind doesn’t have anything to do with basketball. Once open, qualified customers can shop a full range of cannabis products at Garden Remedies’ West End Boston dispensary just blocks from the TD Garden – home to the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. The prolific Massachusetts cannabis brand is already operating in Newton, Melrose and Marlborough where they’ve built a loyal following of satisfied customers. Garden Remedies’ West End Boston dispensary is in early stages of planning. They have submitted a request for a permit but still must navigate a potential appeals process, draft a community host agreement, get authorization from the Cannabis Control Commission and register as a business in the city.
Address: 49 Causeway St. Boston, MA 02114
Residents, college students, and travelers have long visited Fenway for its beloved ballpark, shops and eatery’s that span for blocks. Soon, people will have another reason to inject their entertainment dollars into the famous area’s economy with the opening of Sanctuary Medicinals’ Fenway Boston dispensary. The ambitious brand is already operating a Massachusetts dispensary in Gardner and planning another in Boston’s Back Bay Village.
Address: 601 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02215
The 7,500 square foot, first floor retail space is sure to impress both long time cannabis users and novices alike. The brand’s dispensaries in California, New York, Colorado and elsewhere are often described as ‘the Apple Store of weed’ – and MedMen’s Fenway Boston dispensary will be no exception. Customers are invited to leisurely browse product inventory on one of their many tablets available to shoppers. Cannabis experts (much like Apple’s Geniuses) make themselves available to answer questions or make educated recommendations. MedMen’s product lines of raw, infused and concentrated cannabis is color coded by the effects they produce including deep green for wellness, light green for harmony, yellow for awake, purple for calm, blue for sleep and more. This helps to eliminate the anxiety that comes with not knowing exactly how a new product will affect you.
Address: 120 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215
We expect Patriot Care’s Bay Village Boston dispensary to stock their shelves with many of the same products featured on their existing adult use menus for other locations. This will mean customers can choose from over half of a dozen premium flower strains like legendary G-13 and Hashplant, high CBD Pennywise and CBD God as well as new favorites like Animal Blues and Tardis. They also should carry 510 threaded vape carts, PAX pods and bulk distillate oil refills. If you prefer not to inhale you can purchase infused chocolates, topical creams and even sublingual sprays.
Address: 310 Stuart St. Boston, MA 02116
Sanctuary Medicinals’ Bay Village Boston dispensary will bring the widely recognized Western Mass cannabis scene to the heart of Boston — just outside Chinatown. Once open, we expect to see a similar menu structure, laid back atmosphere and offering of expertly crafted cannabis products to their Gardener, Massachusetts location. If you smoke or vaporize, you’ll want to check out their bulk special. They allow you to mix and max flower strains to reach the ounce discount.
Soon, students, residents, commuters and everyone else who spends time in Boston’s ‘The Fens’ neighborhood could get access to retail cannabis – just blocks from Berklee College of Music. Cypress Tree Management of Fenway’s Boston dispensary is in the process of getting approval from local and state authorities to sell cannabis to 21+ customers at 1114 Boylston St. The project features a star-studded line-up of Boston business individuals including Todd Findard (Finard Properties), and Eric Liebman (Boloco) and Rick Nagle (former Massachusetts State Trooper).
Address: 1114 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215
A prominent Massachusetts cannabis brand could soon open across from the Prudential Center. We expect Sira Naturals’ Back Bay Boston dispensary to provide the same experience customers have come to expect from shopping their locations in Somerville, Needham and Cambridge. Their hardwood floors, glass displays, and tasteful artwork will make this boutique style-shop fit right in with its retail neighbors only blocks away in Copley Square and on Newbury St.
Address: 827 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116