New England – Cannabis Friendly States
Who doesn’t like the summer weather? It’s time to open the doors and windows to let the fresh air in.
Living in Connecticut, we are interestingly positioned for weekend getaways. Just with a few hour drive, residents could easily travel to seven or eight states for a miniature vacation. Being a patient, normal access to medicine can be a concern. Transporting across state lines is clearly illegal, but does that mean you need to suffer? Being in the New England area, we are lucky to have several progressive states around us.
While recreational outlets in Massachusetts are not currently open, this doesn’t mean caregivers aren’t available. Let’s not forget, while we may not be able to walk into a store for my next purchase that doesn’t mean we can’t find someone with our favorite sticky green herb. Cannabis is without a doubt recreationally legal to possess.
Did you hear the news out of Rhode Island? Yes, they have a reciprocity law stating that patients with out-of-state medical cards can procure. This has been well-known, but recently for the first time, out-of-state patients can now purchase from Rhode Island dispensaries. You heard it correctly, I’ve even heard some places are offering ounces of flower as low as $150. That is crazy talk.
Maine’s Governor has been a thorn in the side of the legalization effort. Recreational outlets and producers have not been issued state licenses. The recently passed bill, doesn’t allow for social clubs, which means adults who buy their cannabis here will have to consume it on private property, with the permission of the property owner. And lawmakers cut the number of plants that can be grown for personal use on their own property – or someone else’s with permission – from six to three in an effort to reduce black market sales.
People travel to Napa all the time for Wine Country. So the real question is… where will you spend your next vacation?