Massachusetts Marijuana Guide for Tourist

Massachusetts Marijuana Guide for Tourist

Massachusetts legalizes marijuana for those 21 years old and over. However, it doesn't mean that you can't use it wherever you like. These are the basics of the law.

  • It is illegal to use marijuana in any form, including smoking, vaping, or edibles in public places or on federal land.
  • You can carry up to 1 ounce of marijuana, but no more than 5 grams can be taken in the form concentrate.
  • Massachusetts allows you to grow up to six plants inside your home. If two or more people live in the same house, you can have up to 12 plants.
  • Massachusetts law allows you to have up to 10 ounces of marijuana at your primary residence. This includes any marijuana grown legally on the premises or bought from a cannabis dispensary. You must keep all marijuana over 1 ounce in your home. It is best to keep it away from children and pets.
  • You can't keep any open containers of marijuana in your car's passenger area. You must keep it in a sealed container in your trunk, or in a glove compartment.
  • Driving under the influence marijuana is illegal. Don't drive if you have ever used marijuana. Use public transportation, ride-shares or ride along with a sober friend.
  • Employers, landlords and cities may have different policies regarding marijuana use. You can check with them to find out what is permitted.

For more information on the regulations that govern your activities, what you can grow, and how much, as well as when and where you can use it, please visit

Out of towners' guide to buying cannabis in Massachusetts

Keep your ID handy

First, you must be 21 in order to legally purchase and use cannabis. There are no exceptions. There will be no exceptions to the rules. Your ID will be verified before you can even enter the establishment to purchase cannabis.

There is a limit to the amount you can buy

No matter if you're a Massachusetts resident or not, there are certain limits to how much cannabis a person can purchase at one time from any Massachusetts dispensary. One ounce is the current limit for possession. Only five grams can be taken in marijuana concentrate. This can be confusing if you're buying different types of marijuana products from a dispensary. To ensure that you don't exceed the legal limit, your budtender or other staff at dispensaries will help you make purchases. You should also remember that dispensary staff are not allowed to sell you more than the legal limit per transaction. Don't force them into selling more. This is illegal and could land you in serious trouble.

Public consumption of is prohibited

Although it is legal to possess marijuana products in public places, the law prohibits any public consumption or smoking of cannabis in areas where tobacco smoking is banned. Non-locals may think that Massachusetts residents smoke cannabis in public, but this is false. This is a serious mistake that can lead to severe consequences.

Not all hotels and other rental accommodations are cool for consumption

Visitors who adhere to the "no public use" rules have limited options when it comes to where they can consume legally obtained cannabis products. Some people will stay with family members or friends in their private homes, while others will stay in hotels or other rental properties. Before you consume cannabis products, whether they are edible, smoking, vaping or eating, make sure you check with the hotel or rental property. Some property managers will allow cannabis use while others are against it. You shouldn't be kicked out of your accommodation for not following the rules. Massachusetts does not currently license social consumption, mixed-use establishments like yoga studios or marijuana consumption bars.

How to bring products along with you when you travel in Massachusetts

You should keep your marijuana and other marijuana products concealed and in an enclosed container. You will receive your products in a sealed bag. You can use this bag to keep your items safe in your car, luggage or other personal belongings when you're out and about. Your products should be kept safe and out of reach. You should take extra care when traveling with pets or children.

Take your cannabis with you

It is illegal to bring any amount of marijuana with you home from Massachusetts. Possession of any kind of cannabis is illegal once you cross state lines. In Massachusetts, any type of cannabis is also banned at airports. Do not leave any cannabis products in Massachusetts behind, as you could face federal or state penalties.

Send your orders home

Many tourists believe that shipping marijuana home to avoid state laws is a way to get around restrictions. This is a mistake. It is illegal to move illegal drugs across state lines. If you are caught, you will face severe penalties. Do not take the risk and leave Massachusetts with all legal cannabis products.For more information, please visit Cannabis Control Commission website.