Yes. According to Massachusetts Question 4, marijuana dispensaries are legal and may be established in the City of Worcester. Question 4, also called the Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative, legalized marijuana for adult use in Massachusetts and authorized the establishment of marijuana dispensaries.
Yes. With Massachusetts Question 3 legalizing medical marijuana and the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts, Worcester permits the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in its jurisdiction by qualified persons and entities.
Yes. Cannabis may be purchased online from online weed dispensaries located in the City of Worcester.
You need to be aware of Worcester and Massachusetts cannabis regulations before visiting a dispensary there. First, you must be 21 years or older to visit a recreational cannabis dispensary in the city. Before you may enter the dispensing area, a dispensary employee will verify your ID in compliance with strict cannabis regulations in place. If you cannot provide a valid government-issued ID proving you are of legal age (21), you will be asked to leave.
Once you enter the dispensary area, you can find varying cannabis products and paraphernalia. Note that you cannot touch cannabis items in the dispensary except those you purchased. There are also strict restrictions on how much cannabis you can buy. Worcester dispensaries monitor purchases in order to comply with state laws requiring that no more than 1 gram of cannabis and 5 grams of concentrated marijuana may be sold to a buyer.
To make buyers' visits worthwhile, you will find budtenders or dispensary attendants trained in answering cannabis questions and ensuring good shopping experiences at Worcester dispensaries. If you have any questions about the cannabis products sold at the dispensary, do not hesitate to ask the attendants.
After purchasing your products, you may not consume them within or around the dispensaries. State and local law ban cannabis consumption on-site on dispensary grounds. Both visitors and locals can purchase adult-use cannabis in Worcester dispensaries selling recreational cannabis.
The following are operation requirements for Worcester dispensaries:
Weed dispensaries must verify the ID cards of visitors to their facilities before selling them cannabis products
Medical cannabis dispensaries may sell adult-use cannabis products if they have obtained the relevant licenses from the city and state
The sales of recreational cannabis to persons under 21 are illegal
Cannabis dispensaries are permitted to sell cannabis, cannabis products, cannabis resin, edibles, topicals, seedlings, extracts, tinctures, cannabis-infused products, and marijuana paraphernalia
Cannabis dispensaries are prohibited from accepting EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards as a payment option for recreational marijuana purchases
A cannabis dispensary may not be located within 500 feet of a school, park, library, playground, child care center, or another marijuana dispensary
A marijuana dispensary may not operate a drive-through service
Worcester recreational marijuana laws are adopted from the Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative. Major critical points from Question 4 stipulate that:
Residents in Worcester who are 21 years or older may possess marijuana up to 1 ounce of cannabis on them or up to 10 ounces at home
It is permitted to grow up to 6 plants of cannabis indoors for personal use or 12 plants if two or more persons aged 21 or older reside in a household. Such cultivation must take place in secure locations which are inaccessible to minors or the public
Cannabis purchases from authorized dispensing locations in the city require a government-issued ID
Cannabis use in any form, including eating, vaping, and smoking, is prohibited on federal lands and public spaces. It is illegal to possess an open container of weed in the passenger area of a car
It is illegal to mail or ship marijuana, even to states where possession and use are legal
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana
Worcester landlords and employers are permitted to create their own rules for cannabis use on their properties and in workplaces
Cannabis purchase in the city is available to visitors who have valid government-issued IDs showing they are 21 or older
Medical cannabis is legal in the City of Worcester under the Massachusetts Marijuana Ballot Initiative, which also legalized the sale of medicinal marijuana products by licensed entities. The legislation, also called Question 3, established a state Medical Use of Marijuana Program to be administered by the Department of Public Health.
Worcester residents registered under the state Medical Use of Marijuana Program are permitted to possess 60-day supplies of concentrated cannabis, while adult patients may possess 1.5 ounces of cannabis concentrates at home but only 1 ounce of concentrates in public.
In Worcester, registered patients may cultivate up to 12 flowering and 12 vegetative cannabis plants for personal use at home. However, if they wish to grow enough cannabis for a 60-day supply for personal medicinal use, they must submit an application for Hardship Registration to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.
A registered patient may apply for a Hardship Cultivation Registration if such an individual is enduring financial hardship, is physically unable to go to a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MTC), or reside in an area where an MTC does not exist. A Hardship Cultivation Registration allows a registered patient or the patient's approved caregiver to cultivate a small number of marijuana plants sufficient for a 60-day supply. Note that out-of-state residents are prohibited from purchasing medicinal marijuana in Worcester.
In order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Worcester, you must be 18 or older, live in the city or another location in the commonwealth, and have obtained certification to have one or more approved health conditions in Massachusetts. The following conditions have been approved for medical marijuana use in the state:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Other debilitating health conditions as determined in writing by a certified physician
To complete your medical marijuana card application, follow these steps:
Get a physician's certification attesting that you have a qualifying condition
Get a personal identification number (PIN) from your attending physician
Provide a valid government-issued ID to establish proof of Worcester or Massachusetts residency
Provide a current photograph of yourself
Create an account on the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Online System. The documents listed above will be required before completing the application. If you are using the online system for the first time, you must first register with Massachusetts Virtual Gateway (VG) portal before initiating your application on the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System. Paper applications are available to persons unable to register online. To obtain a paper registration form, call the state medical marijuana program at (833) 869-6820
For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card in the City of Worcester, check the application instructions guide or email the Massachusetts medical marijuana program at MedicalMarijuana@State.MA.US.
Consumption of cannabis is permitted on private property or in private dwellings in Worcester. You may not use cannabis in multi-unit dwellings or moving or parked vehicles. Cannabis consumption in public is also prohibited.
You can purchase cannabis from a Worcester Dispensary by visiting the store's location. If you do not know how to find weed dispensaries in the city, enter "marijuana dispensaries near me" into an online search engine. The search results will provide the addresses and hours of cannabis dispensaries in Worcester, Massachusetts. Visit the dispensary with cash and a valid government-issued identification card. Alternatively, you can also buy cannabis online from weed dispensaries in the city.
On average, an ounce of high-quality cannabis costs $280 at Worcester dispensaries, while a gram costs about $22.
Chocolate OG, GG#4, Durban Poison, and Brownie Scout are some of the most popular cannabis strains in the City of Worcester.
Cannabis use in any form, including smoking, vaping, or eating, is illegal in public places or on federal lands. According to state law, no person may consume marijuana in a public place or smoke cannabis where tobacco smoking is unlawful.
The legal possession limit for residents over the age of 21 is 10 ounces (at home) and 1 ounce in public. Registered Worcester medicinal marijuana patients may possess 1.5 ounces of cannabis concentrates at home, 1 ounce of cannabis concentrate in public, and up to 60-day supplies of medical cannabis supplies.
Shipping cannabis across state lines in Worcester is illegal. Cannabis possession becomes illegal once you cross a state line, as cannabis remains an illegal substance federally.
Yes. You can order medical and recreational marijuana online from Worcester dispensaries.
There are currently no 24-hour weed dispensaries in the City of Worcester. You can find the hours for which cannabis dispensaries are open in the city by looking up the business website.
Yes, tourists in Worcester may use recreational weed dispensaries in the city provided they have and provide government-issued IDs showing they are of legal age (21) to consume marijuana in Massachusetts.
You do not need a medical marijuana license to visit or purchase cannabis from an adult-use dispensary in the city. However, you need an ID showing you are 21 or older.
Good Chemistry, Mission Dispensaries, Bud's Goods and Provisions, and Diem Cannabis are top-rated cannabis dispensaries in the City of Worcester.
Marijuana dispensaries in Worcester are required by state law to track purchases. Therefore, dispensaries in the city will likely scan your ID to ensure you do not purchase above the stated limits.
There are 13 marijuana dispensaries in the City of Worcester. However, per local law, the city may have up to 15 licensed marijuana retail establishments. You may search the addresses and locations of marijuana dispensaries in the city using the Find a Retailer tool provided on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission website.
No. Worcester marijuana dispensaries do not accept credit cards. Cannabis sales are typically completed using cash. Some dispensaries accept debit cards, but the transactions will be processed as ATM withdrawals. You may also use an ATM on the dispensary site to withdraw cash for your purchases.
You may visit several cannabis dispensaries in one day in Worcester. However, with purchases being tracked, you cannot buy more than the permitted amounts under Massachusetts cannabis law.
No. Cannabis dispensaries in Worcester do not accept health insurance from buyers.
Yes. Worcester cannabis dispensaries are required by state law to keep track of cannabis sales. This ensures cannabis buyers do not exceed the imposed purchase or possession restrictions.
No. You cannot enter an adult-use cannabis dispensary in Worcester at 18. You must be at least 21 before you may visit an adult-use cannabis dispensary in the city. However, you can enter a medical weed dispensary in the city if you are 18 or older.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) is the regulatory authority for cannabis businesses and operations in the City of Worcester. You can reach the CCC at:
2 Washington Square
Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: (774) 415-0200
Alternatively, you can reach the medical use of marijuana program of the CCC by calling (833) 869-6820.
To file a complaint about illegal cannabis operations in Worcester, you may contact the following: