Massachusetts, or the Bay State, has some of the most progressive marijuana laws in the US. Since they passed a bill in 2016 legalizing recreational use of marijuana, Boston has become a huge hotspot for all weed lovers.
Even though it’s now legal to buy weed in Boston, there’s a lot of confusion where and how to do it. Since the city is such a popular tourist attraction, we’ve decided to make this guide on buying weed safely in Boston. Let’s take a look at where the best places to buy and smoke are in Boston.
Massachusetts and Weed
Boston residents have been fighting for a long time to make weed legal. In fact, they’ve been organizing the Freedom Rally since 1989. The Freedom Rally is the second-largest gathering in the US that demands reforms on weed laws.
Now that Boston has legalized recreational marijuana, we’re seeing so many dispensaries and shops opening their doors. But, before we can get into where and how to buy, let’s talk about some of Massachusetts’ weed laws.
Massachusetts has weed laws that are pretty similar to those in California. To start, anyone who is over the age of 21 can legally buy and smoke weed without a medical marijuana card. What’s more, it’s legal to carry 28.5 grams of weed on our person in Massachusetts.
We are also legally allowed to grow up to six cannabis plants in our home, as long as they’re not visible from a public place. Keep in mind that it is still illegal to smoke and drive, and we could get a fine for it.
Similar to alcohol laws, we can’t have an open container that is accessible to the public in our cars. Also, remember, it’s illegal to carry weed over state lines even if the state we’re going to has legalized it, too.
Smoking in Public
Smoking in Boston is not allowed in any public spaces. In essence, we can’t smoke on the street, in parks, bars or cafes. What’s more, depending on where we’re staying, some hotels don’t have smoking rooms, so we can’t do it there either.
But, don’t worry — there are a couple of places in Boston where we can smoke weed. Some dispensaries and cannabis clinics have a separate section for smokers. What’s more, some bars in Boston allow smoking, so we can enjoy our weed there.
Where to Buy Weed in Boston, Massachusetts
Long gone are the days when we had to hide in dark alleys to find good weed. Since weed became legal, Boston has opened numerous dispensaries and weed-stores where we can buy everything we could possibly want.
First, let’s cover the easiest and safest way to buy weed in Boston — dispensaries. There are so many dispensaries in Boston and so much weed to choose from. We can visit a storefront and get our weed there, or we can contact the shop and get it delivered to our doorstep.
Either way, finding weed in Boston is pretty simple and all we need is a valid ID to get it. For anyone visiting Boston for the first time, here’s a complete guide on all the dispensaries in town. We also recommend checking out this weed map to see which shop is closest.
When we go to a dispensary, we can get so much more than just weed. Many of the shops we’ve mentioned also sell CBD oils, tinctures, pomades, and edibles. What’s more, some of them even sell souvenirs and home decor. We recommend making a little weed tour to experience all that Boston’s cannabis culture has to offer.
Now, we get it — not everyone can or wants to go to a dispensary. So, we scoured the web and found out that the best place to go to instead of a dispensary is Harvard Square. Since it’s so close to the Harvard college campus, there are plenty of students that can help connect us to a reliable dealer.
What’s more, we usually don’t even have to ask anyone for a recommendation. Since it’s such a busy street, many dealers hang out there and it’s pretty easy to find weed. But, we recommend doing it after dark, since it’s only legal to buy weed from dispensaries.
Berklee College of Music
Buying weed on Harvard Square brings us to our next favorite location — Berklee College of Music. In general, college campuses are a great place to find some weed.
We wanted to mention Berklee because the campus is full of students who are always willing to give a good recommendation. But, finding weed on a college campus can be a bit difficult during the summer, because that’s when most students go home.
Since weed was legalized in 2016, Boston has really stepped up their game when it comes to their weed selection. Nowadays, dispensaries have pretty much any strain or hybrid we’ve heard of.
Some of the most popular strains are:
- Alien OG
- Banana Kush
- Sweet Tooth
- ACDC and many more
Since there are so many strains to choose from, we recommend checking out this website to find out which strains are trending.
Keep in mind that prices differ depending on where we buy the weed. For example, dispensaries have higher prices compared to those we’ll find on Harvard Square. Of course, prices also vary based on which strain we want to get. The starting price on Harvard Square for 3–4 grams of hybrids is around $40.
Where to Smoke Weed in Boston
Since smoking is illegal in most places in Boston, we had a pretty tough time finding a couple of spots where we could enjoy our weed. First up is a mobile cannabis lounge, called Loopr.
Loopr offers way more than the everyday, run-of-the-mill party bus. Not only can we smoke weed there, but we’ll also get to experience everything Boston’s canna-culture has to offer.
Keep in mind that there aren’t any tours Monday–Wednesday, so we recommend calling ahead to check when the next tour is. Next, we have a dispensary called Sira Naturals. It’s a great place to buy and smoke weed and a good place to relax after a busy day.