Can You Smoke in Public in Boston?
With the relatively recent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, you probably have a number of questions about exactly what you can and can’t do in regard to smoking recreationally. Is it open game or are there set parameters for where you’re able to consume, like with alcohol?
The short answer to this question is no, you’re not allowed to openly smoke, vape, or consume marijuana in Boston in a public area. You may smell it coming from around some corner and think you’re fine to light up yourself, but don’t put your faith in that random person. They’re liable to get you fined.
What’s the Penalty for Smoking in Public?
Consuming recreational marijuana in public or on federal land, or smoking it in a designated non-smoking area, comes with a fine of up to $100.
Just like alcohol, there are open container laws for public places and vehicles, as well. This comes with a fine of $500.
What About in the Car?
It is not legal to consume marijuana or possess an open container in your vehicle. Store your weed in a closed container in a secure place like your glove box or your trunk.
Operating Under the Influence (OUI) is a serious offense in the state of Massachusetts. Charges can include probation, a mandatory 16-week program, and/or a 45-90-day suspension of your license. Don’t smoke and drive.
What About Possessing in Public?
You’re allowed to possess marijuana in public areas or federal land provided you’re of legal age (21+) and it’s stored in a closed container. Up to 1 ounce of flower or 5 grams of concentrate is permitted.
Again, the fine for an open container is $500, which is pretty steep, so be sure to lock it away before you go out in the city.
Fortunately, the products you’ll find at Pure Oasis will always come in a secure bag or container that is perfectly fine for bringing out in public.
Where Can I Legally Smoke?
Now that you know all of the places you definitely can’t smoke weed in Boston, you’re probably wondering where it is that you actually can.
Well, your own home would be a great spot provided you don’t have roommates or a landlord who are opposed to the idea. If you’re from out of town then it’s recommended you check ahead of time with your hotel to make sure they’re cool with marijuana consumption on the premises. There are a number of hotels that will give you the thumbs up, but not all of them permit it and you could wind up with nowhere to legally smoke if you’re not prepared.
Where Should I Go for My Recreational Weed?
Now that you’re an expert on recreational marijuana laws in the city of Boston, you’re ready to safely and legally smoke. If you’re looking for a cannabis dispensary in Boston, Pure Oasis awaits. You just need to be 21 or older, and in possession of a government ID, to come down and take your pick of our incredible selection of cannabis flower, pre-rolls, edibles, and concentrates.