Yes. There are few marijuana dispensaries in Brockton serving residents who need cannabis for medical purposes, recreational purposes, or both. Marijuana is legal for medical and recreational uses in Massachusetts, the home state of Brockton. The Commonwealth legalized recreational marijuana in 2016 for adults 21 years and older when voters enacted Question 4, codified as Chapter 94G of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL). Section 5, Chapter 94G of the MGL made provisions for the establishment of marijuana businesses, including dispensaries in Brockton and other parts of the state. In compliance with state law, Brockton adopted Article XV of the Brockton Code of Ordinances to permit the establishment of businesses engaging in the sales of both recreational marijuana and medically prescribed cannabis within the city boundaries.
Yes, there are currently two medical cannabis dispensaries in Brockton. Article XV of the Brockton Code of Ordinances permits the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries, otherwise known as Medical Treatment Centers (MTCs), where registered patients with qualifying medical conditions can purchase medicinal marijuana products. In 2012, Massachusetts voters passed the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, commonly called Question 3, to legalize medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. The initiative's enactment created the need for establishing licensed medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Massachusetts, including Brockton. It also established the Commonwealth's Medical Use of Marijuana Program.
Yes, dispensaries in Brockton offer online cannabis sales services. However, to start purchasing marijuana online from an online dispensary in Brockton, an individual must buy a marijuana product in person from the dispensary to enable them (the dispensary) to verify their ID and keep the ID information. Once this is done, the individual can begin ordering cannabis from that Brockton weed dispensary online for home delivery.
Before visiting a dispensary in Brockton, browsing the dispensary menu online is advisable to learn about their products. Whether visiting a dispensary for medical or recreational marijuana, a person must present their valid government-issued identification card at the dispensary. A registered cannabis patient must hold their Massachusetts medical marijuana authorization card (medical marijuana card) in addition to a valid government-issued ID. It is also essential to go with cash; cash is primarily the only acceptable form of payment in Massachusetts weed dispensaries. While at the dispensary, be cautious not to purchase amounts of marijuana beyond the legal limits to avoid problems with law enforcement.
Dispensary laws in Brockton include the following:
Per Section 11-427 of the Brockton Code of Ordinances, no person or entity may operate a weed dispensary unless they obtain a final license from the Brockton City Council
Per Section 27-24.4 of the Brockton Code of Ordinances, no dispensary must operate before 8:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. daily
Brockton prohibits establishing marijuana businesses, including cannabis dispensaries, in certain districts. These include:
R-1 Single-Family Residential Zones
R-2 and R-3 Multi-Family Residential Zones
C-1 Neighborhood Commercial Zones
C-4 Planned Shopping Center Zones
C-5 Office Zones
C-6 Regional Shopping Center Overlay Zones
C-7 Sports and Convention Complex Zones
C-8 Highway Commercial Zones
Thatcher Street Smart Growth Overlay District
Brockton dispensaries must not display their marijuana products in a way that is visible to the public
A dispensary in Brockton must not be located within 500 feet of a pre-existing school or another pre-existing weed dispensary
Dispensaries in Brockton must not permit the consumption of marijuana or tobacco in their facility
Brockton recreational marijuana laws are derived from the Massachusetts recreational cannabis laws, and they include the following:
Only adults 21 years or older can use, purchase, or grow marijuana for recreational purposes
Consumption of recreational marijuana in public or on federal property is illegal
It is illegal to take recreational cannabis outside Massachusetts across state lines. Similarly, sending cannabis by mail, even to other states where cannabis is legal, is prohibited
It is illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana in Brockton
There is a limit to the amount of recreational marijuana a person can possess or grow at home in Brockton
Medical cannabis is legal in Brockton but is subject to several rules. Brockton medical cannabis laws include the following:
Patients with qualifying medical conditions must be at least 18 and approved by Massachusetts-licensed physicians before they can legally use cannabis for medical purposes. Parents or legal guardians of qualifying patients under 18 must approve their wards' medical marijuana use. In addition, such patients must obtain certification from two licensed physicians, one of whom must be a pediatric specialist
It is illegal to mail medical cannabis or cross state lines with it in Brockton
Registered medical cannabis patients can grow marijuana at home, but there is a legal limit
It is illegal to consume medical cannabis in any public space in Brockton
A qualifying cannabis patient in Brockton must register under the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program in order to get a state-issued medical marijuana card. First, they must visit a registered certifying physician who will issue them a written recommendation identifying their qualifying medical condition(s). Once certified by a licensed physician, the patient will receive an email from the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program containing a four-digit PIN and instructions on completing their medical marijuana card application online.
Before proceeding with the online application using the Medical Use of Marijuana Online System, a patient must have their passport-style photo and a valid government-issued ID ready. After completing their information in the online system, the patient should submit and wait for the Cannabis Control Commission's approval. The application is free. Once approved, the Commission will send the patient's medical marijuana card in the mail within 7 and 14 days, and they can use it at any licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Brockton. Alternatively, qualifying patients in Brockton can get medical marijuana cards using a paper form which typically takes longer to process. To do this, they must complete the Patient Registration Form and send it by mail along with the required documents to:
Cannabis Control Commission
Medical Use of Marijuana Program
2 Washington Square
Worcester, MA 01604
It is legal to consume marijuana in a private residence in Brockton but illegal in public.
To buy medical cannabis at a Brockton medical marijuana dispensary, a patient must provide the following:
A Massachusetts medical marijuana card
A valid government-issued ID
An active certification from a physician
A person only needs to present their valid government-issued ID to purchase recreational weed at any Brockton recreational marijuana dispensary.
Dispensaries in Brockton sell an ounce of cannabis at an average price of $350.
Popular weed strains sold in Brockton cannabis dispensaries include Purple Haze, AK-47, Gorilla Glue, Sour Diesel, and OG Kush.
No, smoking marijuana in public in Brockton is a punishable offense.
Massachusetts marijuana laws allow adults 21 years and older to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis in public and up to 10 ounces at home. Additionally, they may cultivate up to six marijuana plants at home with no more than 12 per household, regardless of the number of adults. Qualifying cannabis patients in Brockton can possess up to a 60-day cannabis supply or up to 10 ounces at a time unless a licensed physician considers a higher amount necessary. Also, they can cultivate up to 12 vegetative and 12 flowering marijuana plants at home for personal use.
No, shipping marijuana online in Brockton contravenes federal marijuana laws.
Yes. Massachusetts cannabis laws permit ordering marijuana products online in Brockton and other parts of the Commonwealth.
No Brockton dispensary can operate for 24 hours daily. Per the Brockton Code of Ordinances, they may only operate daily between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Although out-of-state residents cannot use medical marijuana dispensaries in Brockton, tourists 21 years and older from other states can use recreational weed dispensaries in the city, provided they carry a valid government-issued identification card.
Yes. A valid government-issued photo ID is required to enter any licensed dispensary in Brockton for recreational or medical cannabis.
Customer ratings show the best dispensaries in Brockton are Legal Greens and In Good Health.
In compliance with Massachusetts law and to avoid dispensing cannabis to under-aged persons, Brockton dispensaries scan customer IDs.
Currently, six out of Massachusetts-licensed marijuana dispensaries operate in different locations in Brockton.
Dispensaries in Brockton cannot take credit cards for payments; otherwise, they violate federal laws.
Residents can visit as many Brockton dispensaries as they want in one day but cannot purchase beyond the daily legal marijuana possession limits.
No. In compliance with federal laws, dispensaries in Brockton do not take health insurance in lieu of payments for marijuana products. Marijuana is federally banned and insurance companies abide strictly by federal laws.
Yes, dispensaries in Brockton track how much cannabis consumers buy using the seed-to-sale tracking system called Metrc.
Registered qualifying cannabis patients can enter medical marijuana dispensaries in Brockton at 18, but anyone under 21 cannot visit recreational weed dispensaries in the city.
Brockton cannabis regulator, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, has their contact information on their website.
Anyone who notices illicit cannabis activities in Brockton can contact the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission or file reports with the Brockton Police Department at (508) 941-0200.