For a summer vacation, it’s hard to beat a seaside location. Beaches, cool salt air and delicious seafood so fresh, it was swimming that morning. One of the best of these destinations is Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Between beautiful Cape Cod Bay and the mighty Atlantic Ocean, you’ll have plenty of access to swimming, boating and fishing. This peninsula is hopping with summer fun. With cannabis now legal in Massachusetts, adults can stop at any of several dispensaries to enhance their vacation fun. But before you do, there are some things you should know.
Out of State? No Problem!
Visitors to Cape Cod who are not Massachusetts residents can still buy and use cannabis within the state provided they show proof that they are 21 or older. Take caution when returning home. Crossing state lines with marijuana in your possession is prohibited by federal law even if you are entering a state where it is legal. Your best bet is to buy just enough for your vacation and finish it before going home.
Age and Other Limitations
Just as with alcohol, you must be at least 21 years of age to purchase and use cannabis in Massachusetts. There are also limitations on how much you may buy in a single purchase. For cannabis flower, the limit is one ounce, while concentrate is restricted to five grams. Purchases of edibles are limited to 20 servings with a maximum total THC content of 100 milligrams. The same limits apply to the amount you can possess while out in public but you can store up to 10 ounces in the residence in which you are staying. It is illegal to drive with an open container of cannabis and driving under the influence is treated just as with alcohol. Have fun but stay safe and in good health.
A Different Experience
If you’ve never been to a dispensary, expect a different experience than your local liquor store. You will have to show proof of age both before entering the facility and when paying for your purchase. Rather than sitting on shelves, products are set in glass cases similar to a jewelry store. An employee will take your order and retrieve the items from the stock room. You can also place an order online and have it waiting to pick up. Dispensary employees are knowledgeable and friendly and can explain the effects of each product as well as make recommendations. Like any merchant, a dispensary is there to serve you.
Medical cannabis dispensaries are springing up all over the state, and Cape Cod is no exception. When it comes to medical dispensaries, such as In Good Health in Sandwich, MA, there are different rules regarding medical cannabis versus adult-use cannabis. To make a purchase, a qualifying condition and a Massachusetts medical card are required. If you are an out-of-state visitor who uses medical cannabis at home, check state and federal laws before bringing your medication with you.
A trip to Cape Cod is a wonderful way to spend a week or two on vacation. Fun activities, good food and tasty cocktails add to the good times. Cannabis can be a part of that. Now that you know what to expect, visit a Massachusetts dispensary to legally buy your preferred products.