Temescal Wellness Logo
View of cannabis buds falling out of a jar

education  >  lifestyle  >  current blog

home > education  >  news  >  current blog

education  >  ordering process  >  current blog

education  > vapes  >  current blog

education  > flower  >  current blog

education  > concentrates >  current blog

education  > beverages  >  current blog

education  > sublinguals  >  current blog

education  > edibles  >  current blog

education  >  current blog

January 28, 2022

If you’re new to the world of medical or recreational cannabis, your first visit to a Massachusetts dispensary can be intimidating and even a little confusing. Let us help you make it a smooth process, so you can focus on improving your everyday life with some plant-based options — and no hassle.

As we settle into the new year, it’s time to bring it back to basics when it comes to leading a happier, healthier life. Prioritizing recovery and revival is key in meeting our goals for 2022, and we can’t think of a better way to get started than to become a medical patient in the great state of Grassachusetts! 

Here’s what you can expect on your first visit to any of our Massachusetts cannabis dispensaries.

How to order

First, visit the online menu that’s specific to the store location you plan to visit — in Framingham, Hudson, or Pittsfield. Choose between recreational or medical menus, which offer different products depending on available items. Our Massachusetts medical patients have additional access to certain medical products such as topicals (including lotions, balms, and oils). We strongly encourage checking out our menus ahead of time. It may help to browse and get familiar with what’s available before stopping by. If you’re unsure where to start, our associates are happy to help make recommendations or help you make decisions on what to buy based on your needs or intended activities.

We strive to make it convenient for you to visit us, but don’t forget to check our hours of operation!

There are also limits for how much product recreational and medical guests can buy at one time when they visit: For recreational guests, Massachusetts law permits the purchase of up to one ounce of flower or five grams of concentrate at a time. You can purchase up to 500 milligrams of edibles per day, about 5 packages.

Medical patients have a rolling allotment and can purchase and possess up to a 60-day supply as prescribed by their doctor to a maximum of ten ounces.

Currently, we don’t offer delivery services or a curbside pickup option, so if you’d like to speed up the in-store process, we suggest you place an order online ahead of time. For first time guests, we suggest coming in to learn about our products from our team of patient service associates (PSAs), who are here to help pair you with the cannabis products that are the best fit for you. They’re happy to make suggestions! 

Preparing for your visit

You’ll need to show your ID upon arrival to any of our stores. For rec guests, you must be at least 21 years of age with a valid state-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID. For medical guests, we also ask to see your state-issued MA Program ID card. Only patients with valid MA Program ID cards will be able to purchase from our medical menus, so don’t forget it!

We accept multiple forms of payment, including cash, debit cards, and CanPay

If you’re left wondering, “Why can’t I buy cannabis with my credit card?” look to the limitations of the federal government for your answer. In their eyes, because cannabis is not legal under federal law, any financial institution that accepts deposits from the sale of cannabis or extends credit to consumers for the purchase of cannabis is “aiding and abetting” a federal crime.

Process of picking up

It’s important to our team that we create a welcoming space in stores, especially if you’re navigating the world of cannabis for the first time. Our PSA’s are friendly, hospitable experts with a mission to provide education and assistance to every guest to find the best products to fit their lifestyle and needs. When you leave your local Temescal Wellness cannabis dispensary, not only will you be equipped with the products and tools that you need, but also the information you need to feel confident and comfortable.

This video helps further explain the process of picking up an order if you’ve placed it online in advance.

VIP Cannabis Club 

An exciting perk to becoming a loyal guest of Temescal Wellness is our VIP Club! The VIP Cannabis Club sends direct, firsthand communication to guests through text message and email. For recreational guests, that will include gifts like TW swag and accessories, hearing about new products, exclusive access to product, event reminders and news — all before it goes out to the general community.

For medical patients, when enrolled in the VIP club, you will earn loyalty points towards discounts, per Mass state regulations! Patients receive 20 points for every purchase at any Massachusetts location. (Bonus: you get double loyalty points if you purchase on Tuesdays!) Depending on how many points you accrue, you can get up to $100 off your purchase!

Sign up now or text “JOIN” to 508-464-9198.

Discounts throughout the Month

Each month, we have different product promotions and specials for both recreational guests and medical patients.

For first-time patients, we also offer a 20% discount. In addition, we offer all patients that are US Veterans a 22% discount on all purchases, no minimums or limits! 

We also have a Patient Affordability Program, as well as an extended Veteran Discount Program as an effort to provide financial assistance to our medical community. 

To learn more about our other ongoing discounts and deals, check out our Specials page!

See our FAQs for more information! Feel free to reach out to info-ma@temescalwellness.com for any other questions you may have. We’re here and happy to help!

Educational Information about Cannabis from Temescal Wellness


Cannabis Leaf Illustration

Framingham Recreational

Medical Cannabis


Cannabis Leaf Illustration

Hudson Recreational

Medical Cannabis


Cannabis Leaf Illustration


Medical Cannabis



Shop Framingham

Shop Hudson