Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in Amherst, MA

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55 University Dr, Amherst, MA

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Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 8pm

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People Love MAC

"Went to the Amherst location and it's beautiful. Nick and his staff are incredibly knowledgeable and so polite. I will definitely be going back."

Taren Vetelino Google Review

"I'm a medical customer at MAC and I LOVE the products they offer here. They have some of the BEST medical selection around. The edibles they sell are all super high quality too. I've always been very pleased with the customer service too. The folks behind the counter are always happy to answer questions and are extremely helpful. Also, as a visibly queer person, I really appreciate the feeling of safety and acceptance at MAC. Highly recommended!!"

Vincent Google Review

"Nick and John were very helpful, best prices at any dispensary I can remember going to, great range of products."

Ray Hensel Google Review

"The service at this store is always top notch! Tenders are always knowledgeable and everyone is super friendly! It has quickly become my FAVORITE!"

carl makuch Google Review

"Super friendly and knowledgeable! Great products!"

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Looking for the Best Amherst, MA Dispensary?

If you’re searching for your new favorite dispensary in Amherst, MA, we’re glad you found us! At Mass Alternative Care in Amherst, our team loves what they do, and we’re excited to get to know you and help you find the cannabis products that will meet your needs.

We sell a wide variety of medical and recreational marijuana products, including concentrates, vapes, tinctures, flower, topicals, edibles, and more. Whether you’re just getting started with adding cannabis to your routine or you’ve been using cannabis for some time, we’ll be able to help you find the right products to create the cannabis experience that you’re looking for.

We welcome you to take a look at what we have to offer and either place a recreational or medical order online or stop by our shop. Don’t forget to sign up for our emails and texts—we offer regular specials and discounts, and we want to help you get the most for your money.

FAQs About Our Amherst, MA Dispensary

Adults over the age of 21 may purchase from our Recreational menu, which is now available for order ahead. Adults 18 or older who are registered Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patients and registered Caregivers 21 or older can legally purchase medicinal marijuana. Absolutely no one under the age of 21 (unless stated above for medical patients) will be allowed to enter the dispensary, including babies and infants.

Is weed legal in Amherst, MA?

Yes, weed is legal in Amherst—as well as in the rest of Massachusetts. While you can legally enjoy recreational or medicinal weed throughout the state, it’s important to understand the confines of the law in order to legally enjoy cannabis.

In Massachusetts, you’re able to have up to an ounce of weed on you at any time. In your primary residence, you’re able to have up to ten ounces of marijuana in your home. Exceeding these amounts can result in hefty federal fines and penalties.

When it comes to consuming marijuana in public, Massachusetts law allows you to use marijuana products anywhere that you’re allowed to smoke cigarettes. Of course, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal and carries penalties similar to that of a DUI.

How can I pay for my purchase at MAC?

Mass Alternative Care now accepts debit cards as well as cash. Our facility also has two ATMs on site. At this time, credit cards are not accepted forms of payment. Please ask an associate for all all details when using a debit card in-store.

I have a medical marijuana card from another state, can I visit MAC?

Yes you can visit MAC, however, out of state medical cards are not accepted in the State of Massachusetts for purchase of medical marijuana. Without a MA medical card, all purchases will be recreational purchases.

Are there discounts on recreational marijuana?

The State of Massachusetts does not allow any discounts on recreational marijuana products. On the medical side, discounts and promotions are allowed to our medical marijuana patients. For more information about MAC’s discounts, visit here.

What is MAC doing to keep patients, customers and employees safe?

Masks are required for all employees, patients, and customers (unless not possible due to a medical condition).

Hand sanitizer is placed at the entrance of the dispensary and throughout the dispensary for customers, patients, and employees to use.

Frequent hand sanitizing/washing is required for all employees. Partitions are installed at all registers. Full store sanitization will take place every 30 minutes, and will include highcontact areas/surfaces, ATMs, and debit machines.

We have reduced store capacity to 40%, including employees and customers. Lines have distancing markers spaced six feet apart, both outside and in-store, to ensure social distancing.

Digital menus are available to ensure patient and customer safety.

We encourage all customers and employees to stay home if they are sick or experiencing any potential COVID-19 symptoms.

Can I bring my dog to the dispensary?

Under Massachusetts Service Animal Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are allowed to accompany their handlers in the dispensary. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are not permitted to enter the dispensary.

Can I travel across state lines with my MAC purchase?

If you purchase marijuana in Massachusetts, it’s important that you only transport and store weed within state lines. Even when cannabis products are purchased legally, it’s a federal crime to transport them over state lines (even if the cannabis was purchased legally).

What are the state limits and dispensary limits?

Adults may possess up to 1oz of flower, or 5 grams of concentrate, or 500mg of edibles on them at a time. MAC places internal limits on certain products due to the demand. Internal limits allow for increased access among many consumers rather than a select few. Up to date limits can be found on our Adult Use Menu.

Can I use my out of state ID as a form of identification?

Yes you can! MAC accepts state IDs, driver licenses, passports, or military IDs. All forms of identification must not be expired, unless you expired after 3/1/2020 and your state has extended ID expiration dates due to COVID.

What do I need to bring with me before visiting MAC?

Adult users and medical patients need to bring a valid form of state issued identification and a mask to enter the facility.

Why Visit Our Dispensary in Amherst, MA

What to Expect at Mass Alternative Care Amherst

At Mass Alternative Care, we’re passionate about what we do, and we’re excited to help you find the perfect cannabis for your needs. Our budtenders are here to answer your questions and work with you to help you find what you’re looking for. They have extensive knowledge, and they love explaining the benefits of each product or strain to customers.

First Visit to the Mass Alternative Care Amherst Dispensary?

Don’t be shy! If it’s your first visit to the dispensary, let our staff know, and they’ll be glad to go over all the choices with you so you can pick the right cannabis products for you. Our atmosphere is relaxing and provides a stress-free cannabis shopping environment. Check out our recreational or medical menu, or drop in and look around. Bring your state-issued ID to verify you’re 21 years or older, and come see us today.

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