Readers Say

These are the best cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts, according to readers

Including the top 10 reader-recommended shops.

Would you like to see a cannabis shop open in your neighborhood? (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

If you’re a fan of recreational marijuana and need a lay of the land when it comes to the local cannabis scene, readers have you covered with the best shops and products in and around Boston.

Last year, we asked readers to tell us their favorite dispensaries in Massachusetts and Triple M Dispensary came out on top as the reader favorite. Since then, more dispensaries continue to open up in the Bay State, including one coming to Back Bay in just a couple of weeks. 

We wanted to know what dispensaries readers are currently most drawn to, so we asked once again for the best recreational marijuana shops in the area. More than 30 new additions made the list this year like Rebelle in Great Barrington, Bloom Brothers in Pittsfield, The Green Lady in Nantucket, and more. In total we received 113 recommendations from more than a thousand readers, all of which can be viewed on our reader-recommended map below. 


Keep reading to find out which 10 local dispensaries were most highly recommended by readers and why they think you should make your next purchase at their favorite pot shop. 

10. Pure Oasis

430 Blue Hill Ave., Boston

Readers who chose Pure Oasis as their favorite dispensary said they not only love the products but also respect the role owners Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart play in the community. The shop was the first in Boston and has been voted the best pot shop in the city two years in a row by Boston magazine.

“Pure Oasis is the first Black-owned dispensary in Boston and the service they provide is why I keep finding myself there. The staff is friendly and super welcoming! They always have new strains and goodies to try. I tend to buy indica hybrids and gummies to unwind after a long day. Plus the music and the green carpet create a vibe as soon as you walk in.” — Corinne Jean-Gilles, Dorchester

9. Panacea Wellness

29 Harding St., Middleborough

Readers say when you go to Panacea Wellness you get access to a staff of highly knowledgeable budtenders. Multiple readers recommend their in-house cannabis brands Nature’s Heritage, Betty’s Eddies, Vibations, and K-Fusion. 


“Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful store with lots of room and always has good products like their brand Nature’s Heritage flower which I think is the best in the state.” — Ryan, Bourne

8. Harbor House Collective

80 Eastern Ave., Chelsea

Harbor House Collective is a vertically integrated dispensary, meaning they use their own grower, processor, and distribution channels. Readers say this results in some of the best products you can find in Massachusetts and friendly staff to help you navigate it. 

“Their flower rooms are designed for specific genetics resulting in the best quality flower and live hash rosin in Massachusetts. Their Olio rosin for dabs, carts and gummies is like no other on the market. A small, minority-owned family business focusing on the community and not quantity over quality. Harbor House has only been open since December and is already the best in my opinion.” — Mike K., Dorchester

7. Olde World Remedies

953 Western Ave., Lynn

Olde World Remedies sells a variety of recreational and medicinal products and accessories with a focus on using marijuana as a form of therapy. Readers say the quality is clear with every purchase.

“Best bud in the North Shore. Great quality products, and extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. They’re a family-owned business and you can tell how passionate the owner is. Fantastic edible selection too.” — Jay, Lynn

6. Happy Valley

Multiple locations


With shops in East Boston and Gloucester, Happy Valley is meeting the needs of all its customers, whether they’re experts or newcomers. The shop has something for everyone, including cannabis wellness products. 

“The ambiance is elevated and elite. Hosts are knowledgeable and helpful. Never really have to wait in line and the products are great. I usually pick up their flower or distillate Pax pods.” — Nico R., Revere


401 Centre St. A, Jamaica Plain

A new dispensary in our top five is Jamaica Plain’s SEED. In addition to the products sold — including flowers, edibles, tinctures, vapes, pre-rolls, and more — readers said they love SEED because of its commitment to educating its customers on the history of marijuana criminalization in America. Come by for your favorite cannabis products and stay for the in-house museum. 

“Not only is this a fantastic dispensary, but SEED features a social justice museum and there is something to learn every visit. [Dedication] to educating the community about the war on drugs and reducing stigma around cannabis use is really important to me for a cannabis company and dispensary. This dispensary is not just about selling marijuana, but about healing people and communities from decades of unjust stigma and incarceration. They always have informative and interesting events and the staff is wonderful!” — Karen C., Jamaica Plain

4. NETA Brookline

160 Washington St., Brookline

NETA is one of the oldest adult-use marijuana shops in the Boston area and its fans have loved it ever since. Readers say shopping there is hassle-free and if you ever have questions about the products sold, the staff is always happy to help.


“I’ve been going to NETA Brookline since they opened. I always get great value for my money but beyond that, the customer service is the best of any business I’ve ever had to interact with bar none. I live near Cannabist Boston but I still hop the T to go see my friends at NETA in Brookline Village!!!” — Anthony J., Chinatown

3. Berkshire Roots

Multiple locations

This dispensary has locations in East Boston and Pittsfield and is beloved by readers for its attentive and knowledgeable staff. At their locations, you’ll find a variety of flowers, topicals, edibles, and pre-rolls. 

“Berkshire Roots of Boston provides absolute quality products and commitment to serving their customers. I am new to the cannabis industry and I am blown away by how thorough and comforting they are when it comes to knowledge base and guidance to a new customer. That should speak volumes about their dedication and commitment. Vape pens are ideal for me being a newcomer!” — Eileen M., Pittsfield

2. Ascend Wellness Holdings

272 Friend St., Boston

Last year, Ascend was a newcomer to the Massachusetts cannabis scene, but it quickly won the loyalty of readers. The downtown dispensary remains the largest adult-use marijuana dispensary on the East Coast. Aaron J. from Watertown told us he turns to this dispensary for its  selection of “unique and hard-to-find strains and fewer strains that are super hybridized.” 

“They have good deals and I get more for my money. Plus, they are very kind they give discounts and help with everything I need. I think they are the best.” — Crystal O. West Springfield

1. Triple M Dispensary

Multiple locations


Triple M once again dominates the reader poll with hundreds of readers writing it to share just how much they love the dispensary. Andrea L. from Plymouth said, “The customer service goes above and beyond other dispensaries. Their products are the best tasting in New England. The facility is clean. Location is the best!”

“Triple M Mashpee has the friendliest disposition of any dispensary I’ve been to. I’ve never left without a positive exchange with either a patron or someone who works there. Last time I went I was greeted by name and I am so looking forward to continuing this positive culture there. My favorite to get is always garlic mints anything!” — Jules, Centerville

Check out all 113 marijuana dispensaries recommended by readers below. occasionally interacts with readers by conducting informal polls and surveys. These results should be read as an unscientific gauge of readers’ opinion.