Yes. Marijuana dispensaries are legal in the City of Springfield in accordance with Chapter 245 of the Springfield Municipal Code. Massachusetts’ Question 4 legalized recreational marijuana in Massachusetts and allowed cities and municipalities in the state to permit the establishment of marijuana dispensaries in their jurisdictions.
Yes. There are medical marijuana dispensaries in the City of Springfield pursuant to Article II of Chapter 245 of the Springfield Municipal Code. Article II of the city code is made possible by Massachusetts’ Question 3, which legalized medical marijuana and the operations of medical marijuana retail stores in Massachusetts.
Yes. You can buy cannabis online from Springfield weed dispensaries. You must have a valid ID ready when receiving your order.
You should acquaint yourself with Massachusetts laws on cannabis before visiting a dispensary in the City of Springfield. To begin with, you must be at least 21 years old to visit a dispensary selling adult-use. To enter the dispensary, a dispensary employee will verify your identity to ensure you are of legal age to buy weed. If buying medical marijuana, your medical marijuana card issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will be required.
Furthermore, state law limits how much cannabis an individual may buy from an approved dispensary in Springfield. No dispensary in the city may sell more than 1 gram of usable recreational cannabis and 5 grams of marijuana concentrate per transaction to you. Selling beyond the permitted limits to cannabis buyers may cause a dispensing facility to lose its operating license.
After buying your cannabis products, you may not consume them on the grounds of a dispensary. It is against the law to use cannabis on a dispensary property. Hence, it is recommended that you wait until you get home to consume your products. Adult-use cannabis is available to tourists in Springfield. The only requirement is that they provide acceptable IDs showing they are of legal age to consume cannabis in the state. Note that cash is the typical form of payment for cannabis purchases at Springfield dispensaries. Therefore, you should bring cash with you to the dispensing facilities. Alternatively, you may use an ATM within the dispensing facility to withdraw cash for your purchases.
The following are operation requirements for Springfield dispensaries:
Dispensaries may operate in the city only after obtaining the relevant state licenses and Springfield operating permits
Marijuana dispensaries selling medical marijuana may also sell recreational cannabis products only upon obtaining the relevant licenses
Dispensaries may sell cannabis, cannabis products, cannabis resin, edibles, topicals, seedlings, extracts, tinctures, cannabis-infused products, and marijuana paraphernalia
Dispensaries may not sell more than the stipulated possession limits to cannabis buyers
Dispensaries must verify proof of identification and the ages of customers before selling cannabis to them
Dispensaries may not accept EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards as payment for recreational marijuana purchases
Anyone under the age of 21 may not purchase cannabis for recreational use at a Springfield dispensary
Springfield recreational marijuana laws permit qualified residents to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. The city laws on recreational cannabis are adopted from the Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative. These laws include the following:
Springfield residents aged 21 or older may possess marijuana of up to 1 ounce on them and 10 ounces at home
It is legal to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants indoors for personal use or 12 plants if two or more persons aged 21 or older live in a household. Cultivation areas must not be visible to the public
A government-issued ID is required to purchase marijuana from approved dispensing facilities in the city
Cannabis consumption is illegal in public places and on federal lands
It is unlawful to possess an open container of marijuana
It is illegal to cross state lines with marijuana
It is prohibited to drive when under the influence of cannabis
Springfield employers and landlords are permitted to impose restrictions on the use of cannabis in workplaces and on their properties
Out-of-state visitors may purchase adult-use cannabis from approved Springfield dispensing locations if they have valid photo IDs
The City of Springfield's medical marijuana laws are consistent with Massachusetts laws on medical cannabis. Residents of Springfield may apply to participate in the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) in accordance with state law. Through the MMP, they can get medical marijuana cards, making access to medical marijuana legally possible. Under the MMP, registered Springfield patients with valid medicinal marijuana cards can possess 60 days' worth of cannabis concentrates. Note that it is illegal to use medical marijuana in public and unlawful to move cannabis across state lines.
At Springfield, patients with valid medical marijuana cards can cultivate up to 12 mature plants and another 12 plants in the vegetative phase at home. However, they will need to apply for Hardship Registrations with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission in order to cultivate enough cannabis to produce a 60-day supply for personal medical uses.
Hardship Cultivation Registrations are available to registered patients who can either not afford the transportation costs associated with visiting Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MTCs) or who reside beyond a reasonable distance from MTCs to make regular visits there a practical option. An individual with a Hardship Cultivation Registration can cultivate up to 60 days' worth of marijuana. Medical marijuana in Springfield is only legally accessible to residents of Springfield or other Massachusetts locations.
A Springfield patient must be at least 18 years old, reside in the city or another Massachusetts jurisdiction, and have one of the qualifying medical conditions in order to obtain medical marijuana under the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program. The following conditions are the ailments approved for medical marijuana under the MMP:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Other debilitating health conditions as determined in writing by a certified physician
After determining that you are eligible for a medical marijuana card in the city, complete the following steps to finish your application:
Get a physician's certification confirming that you have a qualifying condition
Get a personal identification number (PIN) from your physician
Provide a government-issued ID as proof of Springfield or Massachusetts residency
A current photograph of yourself
Visit the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Online System to create an account. The documents listed above will be required before completing your application. If you are a first-time applicant, you must register with Massachusetts Virtual Gateway (VG) portal before commencing your application on the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System. Paper applications are available to individuals who are unable to register online. Call the Massachusetts medical marijuana program at (833) 869-6820 to obtain a paper registration form
Cannabis use is lawful on private property or dwellings in Springfield. Consumption in public places is also prohibited. If you are renting an apartment or a hotel room, inquire about the facility's cannabis policy, as Massachusetts allows property owners to restrict cannabis use on their premises.
You can purchase cannabis from a Springfield Dispensary by ordering online or visiting the store's physical location. If you are unsure where the Springfield cannabis retail stores are located, use the search term "marijuana dispensaries near me" to find their addresses. When visiting the dispensary, bring cash and a valid government-issued ID if you are purchasing adult-use cannabis.
One gram of recreational cannabis ranges from $5 to $15 in Springfield, while an eighth costs about $60.
Some popular cannabis strains in Springfield are:
Super Lemon Haze
White Tahoe Cookies
Cannabis smoking in public is illegal in Springfield as the city abides by Massachusetts law prohibiting cannabis use in public places and locations where tobacco smoking is not permitted.
For anyone over the age of 21, the legal cannabis possession limit is 10 ounces (at home), up to 1 ounce (28 grams) outside their homes, and 20 servings of cannabis edibles, which may be up to 100 milligrams of THC. Springfield residents may also cultivate up to six cannabis plants per person and 12 plants per home if two or more adults live in the same household. Medical marijuana patients may possess up to 60 days' supplies of medical cannabis.
Shipping cannabis across state lines in Springfield is illegal. You risk federal penalties if caught shipping cannabis in or out of Springfield across state lines.
Yes. You can order both medical and recreational marijuana online from Springfield dispensaries.
There are currently no restrictions in the Springfield Municipal Code on the hours of operation for cannabis dispensaries in Springfield. However, there are presently no 24-hour dispensaries in the city.
Yes, tourists in Springfield may use recreational weed dispensaries in the city as long as they provide government-issued IDs showing they are 21 or older.
You do not need a medical marijuana card to visit to purchase cannabis from an adult-use dispensary in the city. You only need an ID showing you are 21 or older. However, you need a medical marijuana card to visit a Springfield dispensary to buy medical cannabis.
The best cannabis dispensaries in Springfield are INSA and Liberty Cannabis dispensary.
Marijuana dispensaries in Springfield are required by state law to track purchases. Hence, dispensaries in the city will scan your ID manually or with a reader to ensure you are of legal age to purchase cannabis.
There are at least four cannabis dispensing locations in the City of Springfield. You may find the locations of the dispensaries via the Find a Retailer tool on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission website.
No. Springfield marijuana dispensaries do not take credit cards. Cannabis sales are usually completed with cash. Some dispensaries accept debit cards but will process such transactions as ATM withdrawals. You may also use an ATM in a Springfield dispensary to withdraw cash for your purchases.
You may visit several cannabis dispensaries in one day in Springfield. However, with cannabis purchases tracked by dispensaries, you cannot buy more cannabis than the stipulated limits under state law.
No. Buyers must pay the full cost of cannabis purchases. Cannabis dispensaries in Springfield do not accept health insurance from weed buyers.
Yes. Springfield cannabis dispensaries are required by law to keep track of cannabis sales. This ensures weed buyers do not exceed the state-imposed purchase limits.
No, you cannot enter an adult-use cannabis dispensary in Springfield at 18. You must be at least 21 before you may visit an adult-use cannabis dispensary in the city. However, you may enter a medical weed dispensary in Springfield if you are 18 or older.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission oversees cannabis operations in the city. You may contact the CCC at:
Cannabis Control Commission
2 Washington Square
Worcester, MA 01604
Phone 1: (774) 415-0200
Phone 2: (833) 869-6820 (medical marijuana program)
To file a complaint about illegal cannabis operations in Springfield, you may contact the following: