How To Buy Medical Marijuana In Massachusetts
With the 2012 passage of Question 3 on the ballot, Massachusetts became one of the first states on the East Coast to legalize medical marijuana. Here’s some worthwhile information to help you prepare for medical cannabis shopping in The Commonwealth.
Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card In Massachusetts
In order to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary in Massachusetts, you must first be diagnosed by your physician with one of the state’s qualifying medical conditions. While there are dozens of conditions, these are the main ones:
- HIV / AIDS
- Hepatitis C
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Other conditions as determined in writing by a patient’s physician
You’ll get a PIN from your doctor once you’re diagnosed with a qualifying condition. That PIN is necessary to register with the state’s medical marijuana program and complete the application process for your Massachusetts medical marijuana card.
Finding A Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Massachusetts
As a medical marijuana patient, you’ll want to do some research before you start buying cannabis at dispensaries.
First, make sure the dispensary serves medical marijuana patients, and not just recreational ( adult-use), consumers. Call ahead to be certain, and have your MMJ card with you when you visit.
Second, look online at products offered and patient reviews.. Many medical marijuana dispensaries have their own in-house brands. Reviews will give you information about what to look for when you visit.
Third, talk to people you know - especially friends - who already have medical marijuana cards. You’ll find that marijuana patients truly enjoy talking about their dispensary experiences and the products they prefer.
Delivery For Medical Marijuana Patients In Massachusetts
Currently, Massachusetts only allows for medical marijuana delivery to state-registered patients. The delivery driver will ask to see your medical marijuana card upon arrival. Have it ready!
Pre-order For Pickup
Most medical marijuana dispensaries, such as Nature’s Medicines, allow patients to place their order online. If you’re familiar with our menu, you can save time by ordering ahead and having your order ready when you arrive.
Need more information about buying medical marijuana in Massachusetts? Ask a Nature’s Medicines Patient Service Provider. We have a medical marijuana dispensary in Fall River.