420 Guide to Massachusetts

The biggest cannabis holiday of the year is here once again and Massachusetts is one of the hottest scenes to celebrate 4/20 in 2019. There are tons of cannabis-related activities and celebrations happening in the Bay State, so get involved this year and be a part of the festivities with a little help from our guide. Below, you'll find everything you need for a 4/20 full of cannabis-filled fun, ranging from where to buy, where to stay and what to do. Happy celebrating!

Remember, there are still rules and regulations surrounding cannabis consumption even though 4/20 is widely considered marijuana's biggest holiday. Always be sure to know the laws that govern the areas you're in and be mindful about being too up front about your cannabis consumption. Just as law enforcement targets alcohol consumers on big drinking days (St. Patrick's, New Year's, etc.), the same goes for cannabis consumers on 4/20. Of course, law enforcement's main goal isn't to write tickets but don't think they won't take the time to write you up if you're not following the rules. A good rule of thumb, and one that is usually followed in Colorado, is to try and be discreet. Police officers know that public consumption is bound to happen on 4/20, but it's much easier to arrest the person smoking a joint in the middle of an open field than consumers who are being low-key. It's not advised to break any laws surrounding cannabis on 4/20, but if you must do so then make sure you're being discreet and under the radar. If you need a quick refresher on Massachusetts' cannabis laws, click here!

What to Do

If you’re a local Bay Stater or a tourist passing through (don’t tell anyone if you’re in from New York) and find yourself in Massachusetts come April 20th, you’re likely looking for a way to celebrate the high holiday in a newly legalized fashion. No need to wander the twisted Boston streets looking for something to do though, just consult our guide! We’ve already done all the required research to make planning a 4/20 canna-vacation easier than ever before. Grab some Dunkin' and explore the nascent Massachusetts cannabis scene as it develops by checking out some great cannabis-themed activities and events!

2019 Massachusetts Cannabis Events

Massachusetts cannabis events around 4/20 are still being finalized at this time. We will be updating this page with every new event posted so be sure to check back frequently!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Bissex Residence
40 Glen St
Melrose, MA 02176

Is stress dragging you down? Well, April is Stress Awareness Month, and we’re ready to feel less stressed and be able to face our stressors head on. What about you?


Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:00 PM

The Summit Private Lounge
116 Water St
Worcester, MA 01604

Elevate & Create is more than just your average paint night - we allow cannabis to be your inspiration behind the artwork. We believe cannabis is far more beneficial to our creativity than alcohol, and allows us to relax our minds, focus deeply on our canvas, and express ourselves more openly. In the legalized state of MA, guests are welcome to bring, share and enjoy their cannabis, in a chill, secure and judgement-free atmosphere, with other like-minded weed and art enthusiasts.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:00 PM

Good Luck Comedy
Address Released 24 Hours Prior to Event
Boston, MA 02111

A performer invite only comedy festival with 6 shows and 6 Dj's spanning 3 days to celebrate the best comedy, music and herb under one roof.Good Luck Fest brings you the best stand up comics and DJ's under one roof. We uniquely combine hilarious headliners, and frequent surprise guest comics, with your favorite Hip-hop, R&B, Trap, and old school jams. Many of these comedians have been featured on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more.


Thursday, April 18, 2019

9:00 PM

House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215

Adventure Club presents the Death or Glory Tour at House of Blues Boston on April 18th


Thursday, April 18, 2019

10:00 PM

The Grand Boston
58 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

Big Night Entertainment Group and NV Concepts Present: MALAA


Friday, April 19, 2019

7:00 PM

Good Luck Comedy
Private Address Will Be Released Via Email 24 Hours Prior
Boston, MA 02111

A performer invite only comedy festival with 6 shows and 6 Dj's spanning 3 days to celebrate the best comedy, music and herb under one roof. Good Luck Fest brings you the best stand up comics and DJ's under one roof. We uniquely combine hilarious headliners, and frequent surprise guest comics, with your favorite Hip-hop, R&B, Trap, and old school jams. Many of these comedians have been featured on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more.


Friday, April 19, 2019

9:30 PM

Good Luck Comedy
Private Address Released 24 Hours Prior to Event
Boston, MA 02111

A performer invite only comedy festival with 6 shows and 6 Dj's spanning 3 days to celebrate the best comedy, music and herb under one roof. Good Luck Fest brings you the best stand up comics and DJ's under one roof. We uniquely combine hilarious headliners, and frequent surprise guest comics, with your favorite Hip-hop, R&B, Trap, and old school jams. Many of these comedians have been featured on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

11:00 AM

33 Arch St
Boston, MA 02110

A comprehensive deep dive into the history of cannabis past, the current opportunities in the present, and the trends shaping the future.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

12:00 PM

E-motion Sports Massage
459 Broadway St. Suite 204
Everett, MA 02149

This event is centered around using cannabis therapeutically in your every day life. From foods to yoga to massage, we have it all. Join us for this epic experience and learn the deep relaxation and healing that can come from hemp.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

12:00 PM

Bill's Bar & Lounge
5 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215

Join us at Bill's Bar on 4/20 for our 420 brunch


Saturday, April 20, 2019

12:00 PM

Great Barrington Fairgrounds
684 S Main St
Great Barrington , MA 01230

Come join greenmindevents for our first annual Toasted Jam! Food, art, vendors, live and interactive art demonstrations, speakers, giveaways and prizes, live music featuring Mountain Pound, Total Collision, and Shantyman! We are a compassionate, knowledgeable, team of individuals who love what we do, and set out to create a higher standard for the Cannabis community and all interested in getting involved.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

3:00 PM

Boston, MA

Friends Lifestyle Group Presents their second 4:20 Wave.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

4:20 PM

South Shore Pottery Shop
1209 Bedford St
Abington, MA 02351

We are prepping for this very unique event. Wind chimes, resin bud necklaces (bud not provided), clay projects and more. Pay studio fee for early registration, pay for project you choose the night of event. Rally the troops and have some fun!


Saturday, April 20, 2019

6:30 PM

Good Luck Comedy
Private Address Released 24 Hours Before Event
Boston, MA 02111

A performer invite only comedy festival with 6 shows and 6 Dj's spanning 3 days to celebrate the best comedy, music and herb under one roof.Good Luck Fest brings you the best stand up comics and DJ's under one roof. We uniquely combine hilarious headliners, and frequent surprise guest comics, with your favorite Hip-hop, R&B, Trap, and old school jams. Many of these comedians have been featured on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

7:00 PM

Holyoke, MA 01040

A special 420 event, since the 20th is a Saturday this year! Every year I’ve done a special round of trivia for this annual celebration, typically at one of my regular venues. This year I’m going BIG! Join us for a night of stony 420 trivia, like a cannabis based game show of sorts. Multiple themed rounds, a little general knowledge to balance things out, and some amazing prizes up for grabs brought to us by our AMAZINGLY KIND sponsors.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

9:00 PM

Sonia
10 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA 02139

NV Concepts & SAUCE Boston Present: ZEKE BEATS with VOLTRAN


Saturday, April 20, 2019

9:30 PM

Good Luck Comedy
Private Venue Address Released 24 Hours Before Event
Boston, MA 02111


Saturday, April 20, 2019

10:00 PM

Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
472-480 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub host: Terror Jr.


Where to Buy

When looking to celebrate your freedom like the founding fathers on 4/20 in Massachusetts, you’ll need to acquire some tea before jumping in the harbor. Fortunately, cannabis taxation has representation in Massachusetts, so check out these dispensaries for all your 4/20 needs:

Theory Wellness - Great Barrington (Recreational and Medical)

Theory Wellness

With locations in both Great Barrington (recreational and medical) and Bridgewater (medical only), Theory Wellness welcomes patients and consumers alike to Massachusetts' most breathtaking dispensaries. Committed to expanding well-being through cannabis, Theory is focused on small batches and unique genetics, striving to develop and provide the most effective and diverse range of strains and products for cannabis consumers in Massachusetts. Theory's premium cannabis flower, cannabis concentrates, and cannabis infused products are all produced in-house at their state-of-the-art facility.

Patriot Care - Lowell (Recreational and Medical)

Patriot Care

Patriot Care's Lowell location is quickly becoming one of the top spots in the Bay State to purchase recreational cannabis products. With a mission to "redefine the perception of cannabis for the experienced user and uninitiated alike," Patriot Care provides adults and patients alike with high-quality products that are aimed at alleviating symptoms and improving a person's overall quality of life. Stop in today to find out why so many cannabis consumers choose Patriot Care for all their cannabis needs.

Northeast Alternatives (Recreational and Medical)

Northeast Alternatives

Located in scenic Fall River, MA, Northeast Alternatives (NEA) provides both medical patients and adult consumers with an unparalleled dispensary experience. On top of that, NEA also maintains several core values that further demonstrate their dedication toward a wholesome, inclusive industry. Visit NEA today and tell them PotGuide sent you!

NETA (Recreational and Medical)

NETA

What happens when you bring together an experienced group of professionals, advocates, philanthropists and cannabis industry leaders? The answer is NETA of course! NETA dispensaries have been proudly serving medical patients in the Bay State for years and recently started recreational, adult-use sales at both of their locations (Northampton and Brookline). Visit a NETA location today to experience cannabis in Massachusetts like you have never experienced before!

Sira Naturals (Medical Only)

Sira Naturals

With three locations across Massachusetts in Cambridge, Somerville and Needham, Sira Naturals aims to provide premium cannabis that is sustainably grown and sold with integrity. They accomplish this mission through dedication to high-quality production standards, compassion and service to patients, and a strong orientation toward community development. Founded in Massachusetts in 2013, Sira Naturals blends the art of cannabis cultivation with the science of product manufacturing to provide the commonwealth with world-class cannabis flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals and much more.

Triple M (Medical Only)

Triple M

Looking for more in-depth service? Triple M's staff is dedicated to ensuring that every client looking to improve their quality of life receives the best experience possible in a welcoming, professional environment. Whether you are new to cannabis or an experienced consumer, their knowledgeable staff is available to serve your needs. As they like to say, “At Triple M, the emphasis truly is on Medical.” Check out one of their two locations (Plymouth and Mashpee) in the Bay State today!

Where to Stay

What good is visiting Massachusetts on 4/20 if you can’t consume cannabis? Never fear, PotGuide knows where to stay! Massachusetts has a variety of 420-friendly lodging options, making it easy to purchase some cannabis and enjoy it within the comfort and privacy of your room. From hotels to AirBNBs all the way to storied getaways, there’s truly a 420 friendly place for everyone.

For a complete listing of Massachusetts’ 420-friendly lodging options, click here!

Where to Eat

It’s common to feel a bit peckish after enjoying some choice buds. When looking to manage your munchies in Massachusetts, check out these places for delicious treats:

The Butcher Shop

Butcher Shop

Inspired by Chef Barbara Lynch’s travels throughout France and Italy, The Butcher Shop is the perfect place for a glass of wine and a small bite, or lingering over a meal. The menu highlights meat and produce from local farms and vendors with whom she's built decades-long relationships with. There’s a touch of bespoke quality to everything in the shop. The showpiece of the The Butcher Shop is the butcher block, which hosts a selection of cheese, house antipasti and freshly-baked loaves of bread. Sounds simple, but the execution is divine.

Antonio’s Pizza

Antonio's

A staple in the Amherst community, Antonio’s is the late night spot to stop. They offer a wide variety of specialty slices with so many options that the selection can often be daunting. While it may be busy on a Saturday night, locals report it’s worth the wait, and with so much to choose from, you’ll be able to find something for everyone.

Legal Seafood

Legal Seafood

When in Boston, one must seek "chowdah," and the locals say to go to "Legal." Legal Sea Foods was born in 1950 when George Berkowitz opened a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has been a staple of the community for more than six decades. Synonymous with quality and authenticity, the chain operates its own fish-processing plant and quality-control lab to ensure that tradition lives on.

Atkins Farms Country Market

Atkins Farms

If you’re looking to take in the lush countryside of Western Massachusetts, look no further than Atkins Farms to fuel up for the day. Thousands flock to get a taste of the apple cider donuts, but there are many tasty treats to choose from. Pies, pastries, jams, anything your munchies might require!

PJ's Family Restaurant Inc.

PJ's Family Restaurant

A lobster roll might be cliche, but if you’re going to get one, do it right. People don’t come to PJ’s Family Restaurant for the scenery: a view of a parking lot and two lanes of Route 6 traffic. No, they come for the food. A plethora of local seafood options are available, but the star of the show is the roll. If you want the full Massachusetts experience, there’s no substitute. Head on down to PJ’s and eat like a true native.

Honeycomb Creamery

Honeycomb Creamery

When the sweet tooth really hits, it’s time to get serious and head to Honeycomb Creamery. This small batch, locally sourced ice cream is made from scratch and features classic flavors alongside innovative creations like bay leaf and lemon curd, or gin and tonic sorbet. Honeycomb is literally a mom n’ pop shop, and offers such fun fare as homemade choco-tacos. For the perfect post-4/20 treat, Honeycomb can’t be beat.

Nightlife

Like most states with large metropolitan areas, the nightlife in Massachusetts is quite upbeat and full of energy. There are many great places to experience the Bay State's undulating nightlife scene, check out a few PotGuide favorites below.

The Middle East Restaurant

Middle East

Yes it’s a restaurant, and yes, it’s also a killer music venue. It’s actually three music venues and two restaurants, if you want to get technical. The Middle East hosts all kinds of acts from garage rock to far out 8-bit, and you can grab a bite to eat as well. If this place doesn’t have something to offer you, you just might be hard to please.

Bleacher Bar

Bleacher Bar

It may be a popular tourist trap, but it’s one of the coolest popular tourist traps available if you’re a sports fan. Bleacher Bar is literally located under the bleachers at Fenway, with a view of home plate. It’s almost always packed around game nights, but if you don’t mind the shortage of space, there’s no shortage of comradery. Bleacher Bar may not be the ideal place to put down all of the night’s rounds, but a memorable stop for anyone who’s can appreciate a day at the ballpark.

Bukowski Tavern

Bukowski's

Offering a wide beer selection, this dive is popular with the college set, but never so hip as to feel unwelcoming. Named for famous rancorous beat poet Charles Bukowski, Bukowski Tavern is the perfect place to grab a bite and a few brews with friends and feel moved by the poetic spirit. The bartenders might not be the friendliest, but that’s part of the charm.

The Crow’s Nest

Crow's Nest

Known as “the bar from The Perfect Storm,” the Crow’s Nest is the perfect place to head to feel a bit of nostalgia. From the book, “The plate-glass window in front is said to be the biggest barroom window in town.” When one is grim about the mouth and looking to knock off top hats, stop in the Crow’s Nest for a drink.

Bijou Nightclub

Bijou

The Boston Bijou Theater opened on Washington Street in 1882 as the first American playhouse lit entirely by electricity. The electrical system was installed and supervised personally by Thomas Edison. Flash forward 129 years and Bijou Nightclub still brings the electricity. Check it out if you're looking to up the energy after a long day of consuming!

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