No. Although Section 6.11 of the Quincy City Code permits the operations of marijuana retailers, there are currently no recreational pot dispensaries in the city.
Yes. Only one registered marijuana dispensary presently exists in the city. The Quincy City Code makes provision for the operations of medical marijuana dispensaries as allowed under the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative.
Yes. You may order medical cannabis online from the only medical marijuana dispensary in the city. You cannot presently buy adult-use cannabis online from Quincy dispensaries.
When visiting a Quincy dispensary, consider the following:
You must bring a valid Massachusetts medical marijuana card to buy medical cannabis at the only dispensary in the city
Payment is only accepted in cash. Credit card transactions are not accepted
Consumption or smoking of cannabis is not allowed on the premises
You will not be able to buy more medical cannabis than is permitted under the law
Quincy dispensaries are required to comply with the following regulations:
A dispensary must obtain the relevant state license and city permit before starting operations in the city
A dispensary may not be located within 1,500 feet of a residential district or 500 feet of a school, public playground, child care center, daycare center, public park, library, public transit center, public beach, public skating rink, or public facility sponsoring youth activities for persons under 21
Dispensaries are required to track purchases at their facilities
No recreational dispensary may sell cannabis to persons under 21, while medical marijuana dispensaries may not sell medical cannabis to persons without valid medical marijuana cards
Recreational cannabis is legal in Quincy pursuant to Question 4. Per Question 4:
Adults aged 21 or older are permitted to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis in public and 10 ounces of cannabis at home. They may also possess up to 5 grams of marijuana concentrates
Persons under 21 may not possess marijuana
It is unlawful to consume cannabis in public places or on federal lands and properties
It is illegal to operate a vehicle under the influence of cannabis
It is allowed to cultivate six cannabis plants or 12 plants if two or more adults of legal age are residing in a household
Question 3, adopted by Massachusetts voters in November 2012, makes medical cannabis legal in Quincy. The following medicinal cannabis laws are in effect in the City of Quincy per Question 3:
To qualify for medicinal marijuana use, an individual must be diagnosed with a qualifying ailment and obtain written certification from a certified healthcare practitioner for the condition
To get medical marijuana cards, patients must register with the Massachusetts medical marijuana program. Note that a medical marijuana card is a requirement at the dispensary to purchase medical cannabis
Registered patients may possess up to 60-day supplies of medical cannabis. Minors may access cannabis through their designated caregivers
Registered patients are allowed to cultivate 12 non-flowering and 12 flowering cannabis plants. Patients in Quincy who wish to produce enough cannabis plants for a 60-day medical cannabis supply must submit applications for Hardship Cultivation Permits
To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Quincy, an individual must participate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' medicinal marijuana program. However, not everyone can participate in the program. To be eligible for the medical marijuana program, you must have a qualifying condition and obtain certification from an approved physician stating that you have the said medical condition. If you are under 18, you will need two separate medical certifications from different physicians.
After receiving your certification, the next step is to create an online account with the state Virtual Gateway and visit the Massachusetts Cannabis Portal to begin the application process. You can also start the application process by calling the state's medicinal marijuana program (833) 869-6820 and requesting paperwork to complete.
You must include a photo of yourself, a personal identification number (PIN) obtained from your certifying physician, and a valid form of identification issued by the state or federal government. After you have submitted your application, the Department of Health in Massachusetts will evaluate it, and if your application is successful, issue you a medical marijuana card. On the state website, you can find a medical marijuana card application instructions guide that provides further directions on obtaining a medical marijuana card.
The use of cannabis is permitted on private property. However, it is important to note that cannabis use is not allowed in public places, such as streets, parks, and other areas that are open to the general public.
Presently, you can purchase cannabis at a Quincy dispensary if you possess a medical marijuana card. There are no adult-use weed dispensaries in the city. When recreational dispensaries open in the city, you must have a valid government-issued ID proving you are of legal age (21).
A gram of cannabis flower in Quincy costs about $15.
Some popular cannabis strains in Quincy are:
Blue Lemon Thai
Gorilla Glue #4
Per Section 6.11.13 of the City of Quincy Code, marijuana smoking is prohibited in:
Places of public accommodation
Places to which the general public has a right of access
Public places where smoking tobacco is prohibited by state law or local ordinance
Adults 21 and older are allowed to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis in public places and 10 ounces inside their homes. They can also grow up to 6 plants per person, with a maximum of 12 plants per household.
Medical cannabis patients registered with the Medical Use of Marijuana Program and have been issued a certification from a licensed healthcare provider are allowed to possess a 60-day supply of cannabis concentrates. Patients may also grow up to 12 immature and 12 mature cannabis plants, while patients who have obtained hardship cultivation permits can grow enough plants required to provide 60-day supplies of medical cannabis as recommended by their certifying physicians.
It is illegal to transport or ship cannabis across state lines. This is because federal laws govern the transportation of cannabis between states, and any violation of these laws can result in federal charges. If an individual is found to be in possession of or shipping cannabis across state lines, they can face serious legal consequences, including fines, imprisonment, or both.
Yes. You can order medical online from the only dispensary operating in Quincy.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in the City of Quincy.
Tourists cannot use the only dispensary in the city as the facility only dispenses medical cannabis to Massachusetts residents with valid medical marijuana cards. When recreational pot retail outlets open in the city, tourists who are 21 or older will be able to purchase from such facilities.
To purchase medical cannabis in Quincy, you need a Massachusetts medical marijuana card.
Ermont dispensary is the only cannabis dispensary in Quincy.
Yes. Your medical marijuana card may be scanned when visiting the only dispensary in the city.
Only one dispensary exists in the City of Quincy. To find the address of the dispensary, use the Find a Retailer tool on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission website.
No. Cash or debit cards are the preferred payment options.
You can only visit one dispensary in Quincy, as there is only one cannabis retail outlet in the city. However, when more retail outlets open, you may visit multiple dispensaries in a single day.
No. Cannabis buyers must pay for their purchases out of pocket.
Yes. Dispensaries track cannabis purchases to ensure no individual purchase exceeds stipulated limits.
Since the only cannabis dispensary in the city sells medical cannabis, persons aged 18 and older can visit the facility as long as they possess active Massachusetts medical marijuana cards. When recreational weed dispensaries open in the city, you must be 21 or older to be allowed to enter such facilities.
The Cannabis Control Commission regulates cannabis operations in Quincy. You may contact the Commission at:
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 Quincy, you may contact the Quincy Police Department by calling (617) 479-1212 or the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.