FAQ & Education

Safely consuming cannabis is of paramount importance for both newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. With the growing availability of cannabis products, understanding proper consumption methods ensures not only an enjoyable experience but also safeguards your well-being. Learning how to control dosage, choose appropriate products, and respect individual tolerances empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their cannabis journey. Safety considerations extend beyond the immediate effects, encompassing responsible consumption to prevent potential risks and adverse reactions. By educating yourself about responsible dosing, consumption alternatives, and potential interactions, you can embrace cannabis with confidence, prioritize your health, and fully appreciate the benefits this plant has to offer.

How do I become a patient?

Please visit New Patient Info for information on becoming a patient.

I want to learn more about recreational marijuana, it’s effects and laws surrounding use, where can I go?

Massachusetts has setup a very helpful resource located at https://moreaboutmj.org/ to help consumers and parents become educated regarding the rules, laws and health effects regarding the consumption of cannabis. We encourage every customer to visit this site.

Where can I learn more regarding the Medical Use of Marijuana Program in Massachusetts?

Please visit the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program website.

What’s the difference between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains of cannabis?

Indica – The cannabis from Indica plants tends to have higher levels of CBN which produce more of the body high effect. These effects aid patients with pain relief, insomnia, and anxiety.
Sativa – Cannabis from Sativa plants usually have a higher level of THC than CBD which aid them in producing the noticeable head high. You should expect feelings of energy, excitement, giggles, focus and creativity when smoking a true sativa.
Hybrid – One of the most popular cannabis strains on today’s market fall into this category. Hybrid refers to the cross between two or more distinct cannabis strains that produces a new cultivar that is a balance of the parents. Typically they will lean more to one side, whether Indica or Sativa, but there are some 50:50 hybrids as well. Hybrids are more likely to produce both body and head high qualities depending upon their genetic background.

What does TAC stand for?

TAC stands for Total Active Cannabinoids and is the sum of tested cannabinoids including THC, THCV, CBD, CBC, CBG and CBN.

What do I need to purchase recreational marijuana?

Valid identification from any state stating that you are 21 years of age or older and form of payment (cash or debit card).

As a patient, how do I know which product will help me best?

Please discuss your needs, desires, and expectations with the Patient Care Associate when you visit the dispensary. They are a wealth of knowledge on our products and how they assist patients and consumers in a multitude of ways.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept debit cards and cash. We are not able to accept credit cards at this time. Please note that we also have an ATM available.

I’ve never been to AMP or any dispensary, what can I expect during the purchase process?

You will need to provide your License and Medical Card (if patient) to front desk.
Wait to be served by a Patient Care Associate.
Discuss your needs, preferences and quality expectations with the Patient Care Associate.
Pay with either Cash or Debit card.
Exit the dispensary, place bag in your trunk, and keep bag sealed until you arrive in your home.

Financial Hardship Discounts

AMP’s financial hardship program is available to patients that receive SSI benefits or MassHealth. In addition we also offer the program to patients whose verifiable income does not exceed 300% of Federal Poverty Level guidelines when adjusted for family size.

How do edibles work?

Consuming cannabis in food offers a much different experience than other methods of consumption. Onset time can be very slow as your body metabolizes the food and the cannabinoids enter your bloodstream. This can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes to start and anywhere from 2-6 hours to wear off.  Expect more of a noticeable body high as opposed to a head high.  This can be especially helpful for relieving pain, muscle spasms and to assist with sleeping issues.

Types of Edibles Found in Dispensaries

Hard Candy
Fruit Chews

For consuming edibles, we recommend starting with a low dosage and waiting a few hours to gauge the effect. The effects of edibles can have a delayed onset.

If you have more questions please feel free to speak to one of our patient care associates in the dispensary!

I’m a medical patient, do I need to wait in line alongside recreational customers?

As a medical patient you do not need to wait in line alongside recreational customers to purchase medical products. If any queuing becomes necessary you will only be waiting with other medical patients. AMP has also designated medical only point-of-sale stations. Please be ready show your valid patient registration card to security.

As a recreational customer, how much product can I purchase?

Recreational consumers are limited to 1 ounce of flower and 5 grams of concentrate per transaction.

I’m a medical patient how much product can I purchase?

Medical patients may purchase and possess up to 10 ounces of flower every 60 day period. However, Massachusetts law limits the amount you may have on hand and in your vehicle to 1 ounce of flower and 5 grams of concentrate.

Where are your products cultivated?

Our cultivation facility is located within the same building as our Fitchburg Dispensary.

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