How to find a medical marijuana dispensary near you
Themed medicine at midnight is a trend.
You’ve probably heard the buzz about CBD and the potential to cure pain.
But where are these dispensaries?
In the Northeast.
In fact, they’re popping up in a handful of states, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Themed medical marijuana is legal in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Delaware and Virginia.
And in the District of Columbia.
The National Conference on State Legislature has data from Massachusetts and New York that show how many dispensaries have opened.
In Massachusetts, there are 823 registered medicinal marijuana businesses and 2,914 registered dispensaries, according the conference.
That’s almost a third of all dispensaries in the country, according a study by the Marijuana Policy Project.
A study by Medscape found that dispensaries have doubled in size since the federal government relaxed marijuana policies in 2018.
There are a handful in the Northeast, with Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire all reporting at least one dispensary.
Maine’s Department of Health, which oversees dispensaries, said the number of registered dispensaries grew from 3,500 in 2016 to 12,000 in 2017, and that there are now more than 4,500.
In Vermont, the number rose from 1,700 in 2016, to 3,800 in 2017 and to 6,600 in 2018, according Medscape.
And New Hampshire’s Department for Community Development has an updated map showing dispensaries and where to find them.
Here’s the state map of dispensaries in 2018: Source: National Conference for State Legislations, Medscape