Cannabis 101 | FAQ for Newcomers

Embrace something new and enjoy the benefits. We’re ready to help you get started.

You can make an appointment to talk to one of our customer advocates or our staff cannabis nurse to learn more about cannabis or read through our consumer education handbook (pdf).

All customers entering Cape Ann Cannabis must be 21 or older and must have a valid ID (list of accepted forms of ID) showing a picture, signature, and proof of age. You will also need cash or a debit card to pay for your purchases or sign up for CanPay in advance for the best contact-less payment method. And it is highly recommended that you place your order ahead of time online. You do not need a medical cannabis card to shop at Cape Ann Cannabis. 

Visit our online store to view our current menu. We offer a wide variety of products including cannabis flower, edibles, concentrates, vaporizers, topicals, and tinctures. All of our products come from certified cannabis manufacturers in Massachusetts and have been vetted by our staff, including our biologist and our nurse for quality and integrity. Lab reports are available by request. 


Our trained customer advocates can help! We highly recommend you make an appointment to talk to one of our staff over the phone at no cost before you place an order online or visit our store. Our staff will discuss with you the effects you desire and the results you are looking to achieve with cannabis and will recommend products for you. 


A complete list of rules and laws is available here. A few key rules: Adults aged 21 and older are prohibited from purchasing more than 1 ounce of cannabis flower (or the equivalent of up to 5 grams of cannabis concentrate) per day. Massachusetts law prohibits the use of cannabis in any form in public, including in or near the Cape Ann Cannabis facility. Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal.


We recommend you Start Low and Go Slow. The effects of different cannabis products can vary greatly depending on the individual. Each person metabolizes, processes, and experiences cannabis differently. Plus, there are individual preferences around the length of impact, day vs. nighttime relief, method of use, and the type of effects experienced 

with your cannabis use.

Our dosing guide can help you determine how much cannabis to start with. You can also make an appointment to talk to one of our customer advocates or our staff cannabis nurse to discuss dosing.

CBD is a nonintoxicating compound of the cannabis plant, while THC is intoxicating which means it creates the feeling of being “high”.  Our sister store, Cape Ann Botanicals, specializes in CBD products, while we at Cape Ann Cannabis focus on products with THC. Learn more about CBD and THC here.

Keep all products in a secure location away and out of reach from children and pets. All Cape Ann Cannabis products are packaged in, and should be kept in, child-proof and tamper-proof containers. Do not store cannabis with other food where it may be accidentally ingested. Do not store cannabis in areas with direct sunlight, as light may speed up the degradation process. Do not store edibles in areas where temperatures may be over 75°F as melting may occur.