Massachusetts was one of the earliest states to legalize medical and adult-use cannabis. It was also one of the only states to shut down cannabis sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. Massachusetts stands out with the largest average dollar amount of goods per purchase at $96.34.
Medical Use: Yes
Adult Use: Yes
There has been a significant increase in the number of cannabis operations in Massachusetts.
No caps and no mandated distribution.
There are no caps to licenses, but the state is small in physical size compared to other legalized states. Massachusetts is the 3rd most densely populated state in the US which is good for competition in regards to retail stores.
1 excise tax
Massachusetts Cannabis Details
884.9 sq. miles
2020 Medical Sales
2022 Projected Medical Sales
2020 Adult Use Sales
2022 Projected Adult Use Sales
Cannabis Control Commission
# of Dispensaries (allowed/issued)
Medical: 468 Issued | Retail: 553 Issued
# of Cultivators (allowed/issued)
# of Manufacturers (allowed/issued)
# of Testing Labs (allowed/issued)
Caregivers are required to be residents of the state of Massachusetts. Business owners must also provide residential addresses.
Combined Tax Rate
10.75% (retail price)
Licensing Fees (per year)
*Varies based on gross revenue