Why Come to Massachusetts from Connecticut for Cannabis? We’ve Got Answers.

Purchasing Recreational Marijuana from a Dispensary

Posted on March 19th, 2024 to Learn

When it comes to choosing the right cannabis for your needs, price and quality are both important considerations. At Green N Go in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, we’re proud to bring you industry-best cannabis at prices that make sense for you. Here, we’ll take a look at why many people from Connecticut are choosing to come to Massachusetts to purchase cannabis.

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Lower Prices

Research from 2023 showed that cannabis product prices are 88% higher in Connecticut than in Massachusetts. Connecticut only legalized recreational marijuana in 2021, while Massachusetts legalized recreational weed in 2016.

Since Massachusetts was the first state on the East Coast to legalize marijuana, costs of operation, product availability, and pressure from competitors have all lead to lower prices. Since Massachusetts has more suppliers and dispensaries than Connecticut, customers get the benefit of a competitive market. While it’s likely that Connecticut weed prices will eventually become competitive with those offered in Massachusetts, comparable pricing for weed between the two states is years away.

Taxes are also an important consideration when understanding why weed is cheaper in Massachusetts than in Connecticut. Massachusetts law places a tax rate of 17% on their weed (this includes the state sales tax as well as an excise tax for recreational sales). Connecticut weed tax hits nearly 20%, including the state sales tax, a town/city tax, and up to a 15% tax rate depending on the strength of the product sold.

Higher Quality

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The hefty price hike that consumers see in cannabis prices in Connecticut compared to Massachusetts doesn’t mean that CT is offering higher-quality products. Cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts have continued to evolve since recreational weed became legal in 2016. Shops in Massachusetts have had time to get to know their market, learn more about area suppliers, and weed out (no pun intended) those that don’t provide their customers with top-notch products.

Since Massachusetts dispensaries have been around longer than those in Connecticut, customers also get the benefit of experienced budtenders who have helped thousands find the weed that’s the best fit for them. When you walk into a Massachusetts dispensary, you’re getting a team with years of experience when it comes to selling legalized medicinal and recreational weed, compared to dispensaries in Connecticut that are just beginning to get a grasp on the needs of their market.

When you stop by our shop, we’d love to chat with you about the best Massachusetts weed brands and Massachusetts strains that will help you create your ideal cannabis experience. Currently, we’re hooked on Blue Dream, a Sativa strain that boasts 25% THC and is known for encouraging creativity and positivity. We also love LA Kish Cake, an Indica strain with 26% THC that promises to provide a smooth experience that helps you relax at the end of the day. Mandarin Cookies is another winner in our book – this hybrid strain offers 25% THC and is fantastic for helping you drift off to bed at night.

An Important Note

While weed is legal in both Massachusetts and Connecticut, it’s still considered a federal crime to transport weed between the two states. If you’re purchasing weed in Massachusetts, it’s important that you consume the products you purchased within state lines. If you’re staying in a hotel or AirBnB, be sure to talk with the owner or property manager to ensure that you’re permitted to consume cannabis on their property.

Green N Go: Your Massachusetts One-Stop Shop for Cannabis

At Green N Go, we’re proud to be your Massachusetts dispensary closest to Connecticut. Our team is dedicated to only providing you with the highest quality cannabis products on the market today. When you come into our shop, feel free to take your time browsing. Our team of friendly budtenders would love to get to know you and provide you with tips and insights to help you create the cannabis experience that you’re looking for.

We offer a wide variety of cannabis products, including pre-rolls, flower, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, CBD products, and more. If you prefer, feel free to take a look at our online shop. We’re excited to meet you and help you find the perfect cannabis products for your needs. We’ll see you soon!

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