Traveling in Massachusetts this summer has no shortage of options for cannabis shopping. With more than 200 retail dispensaries now open, people are seeking places to consume beyond their private residences.
With social consumption regulations still unknown, private parties and events are popping up all across the Bay State. No doubt more will be announced as summer continues. But this listing will help you enjoy cannabis and connect with fellow enthusiasts.
Summit Lounge in Worcester.
This is the first private consumption space to open in Massachusetts. Located in the center of the state in the cannabis-friendly city of Worcester, the Summit Lounge offers three membership levels: daily at $10, monthly at $20, or yearly at $200.
Check their website for upcoming events, including puff -n-paint night, bingo, trivia, rolling competitions, and more.
Fireseed Arts in Framingham.
This emerging private space creates an entertaining art atmosphere with decorated instruments lining the walls alongside paintings, custom furniture, posters, and sculptures. With a speakeasy feel, it is a popular booking destination for private events, dinners, and launch parties.
Occasionally, these private parties offer tickets to the public, so keep an eye out on social media and ticketing sites like Eventbrite. Private events are often invite-only and not always easy to discover before the event happens.
But if you want to support this beautiful space, check out fi reseedartstudios.com and shop for custom rolling trays, cutting boards, musical instruments, custom furniture, and more.
The People’s Congregation of Shakers and Movers in Weymouth.
Originally founded in Waterboro, Maine, and now providing a physical education and resource center in Weymouth, PCS&M takes on a spiritual approach with cannabis and plant medicine, offering members an integrated experience for the body, mind, and soul.
Three weekly services are led by a PCS&M Guide: Breathwork Tuesdays, Yoga Wednesdays, and Integrated Recovery Practices on Fridays featuring yoga, breathwork, and other self-care experiences. Resuming in the fall will be Soul Saturdays, featuring a DJ at noon.
Some sessions also will be available virtually and can be found on Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram. Other member session opportunities include meditation, paint parties, and sound healing. Dedicated congregants embrace this lifestyle choice for connection, healing, spirit rejuvenation, and wellness. \
This 501(c)(3) benevolent charity offers collaborations with high priestesses for ceremonies, including weddings and funerals.
Check out pcsam.org for more information.
Irie Bliss Bus in Weymouth.
This venue operated by the PCS&M offers 420-friendly experiences for private parties, pop-ups, and other events in the Commonwealth and is available for rent to bring the PCS&M experience directly to you.
Check out theblissbus.com for more information.
Diaspora Experiences in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
This brand-new 21-and-older private club has made a splash in the cannabis scene with yoga classes, private dining experiences, and private events featuring musicians, performance artists, and comedians.
Follow them on Instagram (@diaspora_exp) for opportunities to join this grassroots venue.
Massachusetts also has some epic events planned in the coming months.
Sensi Sessions at Electric Haze, Worcester.
The last Tuesday of every month through September will feature the Sensi All-Stars, special guests, and sponsors. Electric Haze is a hookah bar and live-music lounge known for creating memorable experiences. Their partnership with Sensi and other sponsors for these free, monthly concerts is sure to draw cannabis enthusiasts of all kinds for high vibes and good times.
More details at thehaze.com
Caroline Pinneau, CEO and Owner of Haverhill’s downtown adult-use retail dispensary has been sharing her excitement for the industry with don’t-miss events that help foster a compassionate community.
The recent inaugural Bong and Pong Tournament raised $16,000 for YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts and was a big hit. Pinneau recently announced STEM will sponsor the cannabis-themed Green Goddess Invitational golf tournament on Sept. 11 in Haverhill, created and curated by women.
Slated for Aug. 18-19 at the Spencer Fairgrounds in Spencer, this music and arts festival is a refreshing space where cultivators embrace the opportunity to show off their creativity and expertise.
A unique and exciting aspect of this festival is the Homegrown Cannabis Awards. Terptown Throwdown supports and uplifts Massachusetts’ home growers, caregivers, and cultivators.
Find more information at terptownthrowdownfestival.com
Set for September 8, this highlighy anticipated, exclusive golf event for cannabis industry professionals and leaders is hosted by Cannabis Creative Group and Joint Venture Co, sponsored by Sensi Media and many others.
Visit teehcopen.com for more information.
Boston Common Annual Freedom Rally.
For the 34th time, the longest-running cannabis rally in Massachusetts will occur in the Boston Common this September. With roots in civil disobedience to destigmatize and advocate for cannabis equity and legalization, this well-attended event features an education village, performance stages, guest speakers, vendors, and cannabis enthusiasts converging near the State House steps.
While public consumption is technically still illegal in Massachusetts, the consequences are minimal ($100 fine and/or confiscation), and attendees can choose to consume at their own risk. Massachusetts law allows adults to possess up to one ounce of cannabis in public. So help end the stigma by flaunting your flower with thousands of others.
Learn more at masscann.org/ Boston-freedom-rally
Boston Cannabis Week.
Celebrating its fifth year, Boston Cannabis Week (Sept. 18-24) offers programming for the cannabis community featuring events for professionals and the canna-curious alike. The schedule will celebrate culture, sports, education, arts, wellness, and community.
Visit bostoncannabisweek.com for up-to-date information.
This second annual event, set for Sept. 22-24 in Boxborough, invites ticket holders to bring their own cannabis (BYOC) to the resort hotel conference featuring a myriad of vendors, cultivators, dispensaries, brands, lifestyle products, and accessories. The event features live music, comedy, artists, and art installations, plus educational resources for everyone to enjoy.