No, there are no marijuana dispensaries in Waltham despite the legal status of cannabis in its home state, Massachusetts. However, the city does not prohibit interested persons or entities from establishing cannabis dispensaries within its borders. Per Article XV of the City of Waltham Code, the city can issue permitting preferences for marijuana businesses to priority applicants as defined in the City Code. The City Mayor shall be responsible for negotiating and executing host community agreements for recreational and medical cannabis businesses, including marijuana dispensaries for Waltham.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts legalized recreational cannabis in 2016 after voters' approval of Question 4, a ballot initiative codified as Chapter 94G of the MGL (Massachusetts General Laws). Question 4 laid the framework for establishing recreational marijuana dispensaries, commonly known as Marijuana Establishments (MEs), in the Commonwealth. However, none of the Commonwealth's licensed MEs operate in Waltham presently.
No. None of the licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts is located in Waltham, even though the city does not prohibit them. In Massachusetts, medical cannabis dispensaries are popularly called Marijuana Treatment Centers (MTCs), and like MEs, they are licensed by the Commonwealth's Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). In 2012, 63% of Massachusetts voters approved a statewide ballot initiative, Question 3, to legalize medical cannabis and establish the Commonwealth's Medical Use of Marijuana Program. The program provides legal access to medical marijuana via licensed MTCs for patients with certain debilitating conditions.
Yes, it is possible to purchase marijuana online in Waltham. However, the city has no cannabis dispensaries and buying marijuana online from CCC-licensed out-of-city dispensaries is the most likely way cannabis consumers in Waltham can meet their cannabis needs. Typically, most weed dispensaries maintain online menus on their websites where buyers can make their orders. Some also take orders over the phone. Searching the internet for "weed dispensaries online near Waltham" or “online cannabis dispensaries near Waltham" will return a list of weed dispensaries offering online sales services near Waltham.
Purchasing weed online in Waltham is convenient, as Massachusetts allows marijuana delivery across the Commonwealth. Buyers may either choose to have their orders delivered to their door in Waltham or decide to pick them up in person at the dispensaries' physical locations. Buyers who choose to have their items delivered are required to provide valid government-issued IDs for identification when delivering cannabis products to them.
There are currently no weed dispensaries in Waltham, but marijuana consumers in the city can visit Massachusetts-licensed marijuana dispensaries in nearby towns or cities. Massachusetts law requires anyone going to a marijuana dispensary to hold a valid government-issued ID. This applies to both medical cannabis consumers and recreational weed buyers. Specifically, registered cannabis patients must come to the dispensaries with their medical marijuana cards in addition to valid IDs.
Before leaving for marijuana dispensaries near Waltham, consumers may check online with the dispensaries they intend to visit to ascertain the availability of needed cannabis products/strains. Doing this will save them time and money as they will be traveling between two cities. Consumers may also order online and pick up the products at the dispensaries' facilities, which will save them a lot of waiting time. It is often recommended to visit a weed dispensary with cash because most dispensaries do not accept other payment forms.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in Waltham. However, prospective weed dispensaries in the city must comply with the following dispensary laws:
It is illegal for a cannabis dispensary to display weed products in any way visible to the public
Employees of licensed cannabis dispensaries must check customers' IDs before dispensing marijuana products
Weed dispensaries may only dispense the approved amount of cannabis to buyers
It is prohibited to consume marijuana products on licensed weed dispensaries' premises. Similarly, the consumption of tobacco on the premises of any dispensary is illegal
A cannabis dispensary can sell medical and adult-use cannabis in the same facility, but they must obtain licenses for both
Adult-use cannabis is legal in Waltham, and the following are some of the recreational marijuana laws in the city:
Adults aged 21 and over can legally use recreational weed in Waltham
Eligible adults may only cultivate up to six marijuana plants at home for personal use. No household may grow more than 12 plants regardless of the number of adults in such a home
The consumption of marijuana in public is illegal in Waltham
Driving while under the influence of cannabis is illegal. Similarly, it is unlawful to have an open container of marijuana in a vehicle. Cannabis must be stored in a closed container and kept away from unauthorized persons while in the car
Out-of-state visitors can buy and use marijuana in Waltham. However, crossing state lines with cannabis is illegal. Hence, visitors must finish consuming their purchases before leaving town
Waltham residents can use marijuana for medical purposes in compliance with Massachusetts marijuana laws. The operating medical cannabis laws in Waltham include the following:
Only patients with certain severe health conditions qualify for medical marijuana. Such persons must be at least 18 years and be approved by the state and certified by a licensed physician to participate in the Massachusetts medical marijuana program. Qualifying patients under 18 must be approved by two licensed certifying physicians
Medical cannabis patients are prohibited from consuming cannabis in any form on federal lands or in public places within Waltham boundaries
Registered patients may grow up to 12 vegetative and 12 flowering plants at home for personal use
Qualifying cannabis patients in Waltham can get the Massachusetts medical marijuana card, also known as a medical marijuana authorization card, in two ways: online and via mail. For online application, an eligible patient must book an appointment with a certifying physician who will recommend them for medical marijuana treatment. After the physician's certification, the patient (applicant) will receive an email containing a registration PIN and instructions on how to complete a medical marijuana authorization card application via the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System. When completing the online form, the applicant must provide, among other information and documents, a passport-style photograph and a valid government-issued ID for Waltham residency proof.
To apply for a Massachuset medical marijuana card via mail in Waltham, the qualifying patient must complete the Patient Registration Form, which contains instructions/information on how to fill out the form. Completed application form and necessary documents should be mailed to the CCC at:
Cannabis Control Commission
Medical Use of Marijuana Program
2 Washington Square
Worcester, MA 01604
After submitting an application via mail or online, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) will review it and issue the applicant a medical marijuana authorization card if approved. The card will be sent to the applicant in the mail.
Consuming marijuana in one's private residence is legal in Waltham. Massachusetts prohibits cannabis consumption in public places.
There are no cannabis dispensaries in Waltham. However, consumers need to provide valid IDs and have sufficient cash when buying recreational marijuana at licensed weed dispensaries near Waltham. When visiting any medical dispensary, qualifying patients must, in addition to valid IDs, hold their Massachusetts-issued medical marijuana cards and physicians' certifications.
No cannabis dispensary operates in Waltham, but residents can get an ounce of marijuana at about $342 in dispensaries near the city.
Sour Diesel, Purple Haze, and OG Kush are some of the popular marijuana strains in Waltham.
No. It is prohibited to smoke marijuana in public in Waltham.
In compliance with Massachusetts marijuana laws, a qualifying cannabis patient can possess up to a 60-day marijuana supply or 10 ounces in Waltham unless their physician recommends higher amounts. Adults aged 21 and older may possess up to 10 ounces at home and no more than 1 ounce on their person.
No. Shipping cannabis into Waltham from other states violates federal laws.
Yes, Waltham residents can order cannabis online from CCC-licensed marijuana dispensaries and have their orders delivered to them.
No weed dispensary operates in Waltham at present.
Adults 21 years and older from other states can purchase cannabis at dispensaries near Waltham because the city has no dispensary. However, no out-of-state medical cannabis patient can buy medical cannabis anywhere in Massachusetts.
Yes, marijuana consumers must present valid IDs to purchase cannabis at licensed cannabis dispensaries near Waltham.
There are no weed dispensaries in Waltham.
No cannabis dispensary is located in Waltham. However, those operating near the city scan customers' IDs for identity verification.
There are no marijuana dispensaries in Waltham.
Although there are no weed dispensaries in Waltham, no Massachusetts-licensed marijuana dispensary can take credit cards as a means of payment.
There are currently no marijuana dispensaries in Waltham.
No dispensary operates in Waltham. However, marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts do not take health insurance in compliance with federal laws.
Yes. While none of the licensed cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts operates in Waltham, the Commonwealth mandates using Metrc to monitor marijuana purchases
There are no marijuana dispensaries in Waltham, but eligible and registered cannabis can enter any medical cannabis dispensary in nearby cities once they are 18.
Waltham's cannabis regulator, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), has its contact information on its website.
Report illegal marijuana activities in Waltham to the CCC at _(800) 327-5050 _or contact the Waltham Police Department at (781) 314-3636.