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We are a local South Shore, family run marijuana dispensary located in Rockland, Massachusetts.

We believe in the responsible use of cannabis as a healthy alternative for a progressively growing list of conditions, or as a simple relaxation technique. In a world where a cannabis purchase often prompts an awkward conversation, we aim to provide a relaxed, trusted, and hassle-free environment for you to obtain and learn about cannabis and cannabis products.

Our team of specialists are trained and ready to serve.  There when you need them, and equally as important, not when you don’t.  We make the cannabis purchasing process safe and easy, so that you spend less time being awkward with us, and more time doing the things you love.  Whether that’s time spent on Zoom trivia, walks on the beach, road trips, peaceful rallies, or quiet moments at home.

Health Circle let’s you do you

Location

21 Commerce Road – Rockland, MA 02370

Right of Exit 14 on Route 3

Hours of Operation

Monday through Saturday 10am to 8pm

Sunday 11am to 6pm

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Express Pick – Up

Curbside Pick – Up

(Please note that all parties within the vehicle must be 21 years of age and have a valid government issued ID)

Adult Use Cannabis Guide

  • Must be 21 Years of age or Older with Valid Government Issued I.D.
  • Purchase Limit of 1 Ounce of Flower or its equivalence of 5 grams of concentrate or 500mgs Edibles per person a day. 

Laws & Warnings

  • Massachusetts Law prohibits the use of Marijuana and Marijuana Infused products in public.
  • Marijuana and Marijuana Products may be illegal outside of Massachusetts.
  • Consumers may not sell Marijuana to any other individual. Selling marijuana to others is illegal. First time offense (under 50 lbs) may be punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment / $5,000 fine. Subsequent offenses may be punishable by up to 2.5 years imprisonment / $10,000 fine.
  • When under the influence of Marijuana, driving is prohibited by M.G.L. c. 90, § 24, and machinery should not be operated.
  • Marijuana has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA, that there is limited information on side effects, that there may be health risks associated with using Marijuana, and that it should be kept away from children.
  • No Marijuana Product, including Marijuana, may be sold or otherwise marketed for adult use that has not first been tested by Independent Testing Laboratories, except as allowed under 935 CMR 500.000. The product must be deemed to comply with the standards required under 935 CMR 500.160.

Cannabis 101

What is the difference between Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid?

Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid are the broad categories used to differentiate the varieties of the cannabis plant.

Sativa Cannabis strains have been described as producing an uplifting and energetic state, suitable for daytime use. Sativa strains are often used to stimulate appetite, relieve fatigue, and induce a general sense of well-being.

Indica Cannabis strains are most often described as producing a relaxed state. Varieties of this strain tend to relax the body and induce sleep. Indica strains may be helpful for relaxation and reduction of anxiety and stress.

Hybrid Cannabis strains contain a combination of both Sativa and Indica properties. Hybrid strains blend the best qualities of each strain allowing patients to treat a variety of symptoms.

High CBD Cannabis strains contain a high amount of Cannabidiol (CBD). High CBD strains produce no psychoactive affects and have been shown to have promising results in reducing seizure activity, muscle spasticity, and inflammation.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.

Terpenes may play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains. Some terpenes might promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others potentially promote focus and acuity. Terpenes may also play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains challenging standard beliefs held about indica vs sativa strains.

The following example from Leafly shows 5 common terpenes found in cannabis.

Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/find-which-weed-strain-is-best-for-you

Why is there variance in how cannabis strains affect different people?

The effects of those strains are determined by two main things: the plant and the individual. Each strain has a unique chemical makeup of terpenes and cannabinoids. A person’s “taste palate” or endocannabinoid system determines how each individual’s body will interact with the plant or strain. Sometimes, the same species of apple tastes different between people because of their unique taste palate. Like trying new foods, it takes some experimentation to know what strains are best for your individual needs. That is where Health Circle associates can help recommend which strains might be best suited for your needs.

How does cannabis work with my body? People have receptors all over their bodies primed to interact with cannabis. When consuming cannabis, cannabinoids from the plant bind with the receptors all over the body which make up a person’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The reason an individual’s body processes edible MIPs (Marijuana Infused Products) differently than inhaled flower is due to varying levels of bioavailability. The “intensity” of a high is influenced by the bioavailability of a product, the concentration of cannabinoids (i.e. % of THC), and how much work it takes to process (uptake rate).

What is the right product for me?

We offer a variety of products in various from of consumption for desired effects. Desired effects have factors such as quantity consumed, method of consumption, tolerance level and body chemistry. Speak with one of our staff members to help you try and navigate your path to these desired effects.

Method of Consumption & Dosages

Method of ConsumptionExamples of Product TypesOn set of Effects / Duration
InhalationFlower & Vapes1 – 5 min / 1 – 4 hours
ConcentratesWax, Sugar, Shatter, Etc1 – 5 min / 1 – 4 hours
EdiblesGummies, Chocolates, Mints , Etc 30 – 2 hours / 3 – 8 hours

How to consume Flower

First choose a device in order to smoke the flower with such as a bowl, rolling papers so forth.  Break up your flower with your fingers or grinder. Pack your device and use a lighter and put it to the flower. Then start to inhale a small puff of product. Breathe in some air, mixing the air and product as you inhale both into your lungs. If this is a challenge, we do offer electronic vaporizers that do the work for you.

How to use a Vape

Purchase a battery as your heat source along with a vape cartridges that fits the battery. A Health Circle team member can advise what is the best cartridge to work with your battery. Screw in the cartridge to the battery and start by inhaling some air through the mouthpiece for the desired amount to intake. We recommend inhaling small amount to achieve the desired effect and a way to not waste the product.

How to consume Concentrates

We do not recommend concentrates to new users. There are electronic vaporizes now that you can use concentrates without the fuss of a Dab rig and blow torch. You can pack your concentrate into the chamber of an electronic vaporizer and inhale like a vape cart. The more traditional way in the past is to heat up your dabbing tool to the appropriate temperature either a high intensity flame such as butane lighter made for dabbing, circling your product in the chamber till smoke fills the rig and then inhale.

How to consume an Edible

For first time users, Health Circle recommends a single (5mg or less) dose. We even offer products already dosed at 2.5mg for the first-time user or the person who prefers to micro dose.    Edibles effects everyone differently despite weight, height, and overall tolerance. Start low and go slow.

How to use a topical

Apply a small amount of topical to the desired area and note the desired effect. You can always apply more but never less.

Cannabis Tolerance, Dependence & Withdrawal

A physical dependence on cannabis has yet to be proven by researchers, however, a psychological dependence may be possible in those that regularly consume cannabis. In some cases, individuals may experience signs of cannabis dependence which can be displayed in cravings for cannabis, higher tolerance levels and disruptions both personally or professionally. Some withdrawal symptoms of cannabis can be displayed through irritability, anxiety, decreased appetite and mood changes. These symptoms can vary person to person but are very rarely harmful.

Substance Abuse Signs & Symptoms

Although different drugs have different physical effects, the symptoms of addiction are similar. If you recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, consider talking to someone about your drug use.

Some examples of signs and symptoms of substance abuse are:

• Neglecting responsibilities at school, work, or home because of drug use.

• Using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high.

• Built up a drug tolerance.

• Take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms may include nausea, sweating, shakiness, and extreme anxiety.

• Causing problems in relationships.

• Abandoning enjoyed activities.

• Continue using drugs, despite knowing it is hurting you.

• Losing control over drug use, may want to stop using, but feel powerless.

HELPGUIDE.ORG, a non-profit resource promoting mental and emotional health, provides the following information to help recognize substance abuse. More information can be found at: www.helpguide.org/articles/addictions/drug-abuse-and-addiction.htm

If you suspect that you are developing any of the symptoms listed above, discontinue use immediately and seek help.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline – (800)-662-HELP (4357)

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Hotline – (800)– 327 5050 

Cannabis Journal

Date: __________________________________  Time:  ________________________________

Product: ________________________________ Dosage _______________________________

Please Circle

Type:      Indica     |      Sativa     |      Hybrid     |      High- CBD

Method of use: 

Smoke  |  Vaporizer  |  Edible  |  Tincture  |  Topical

Notes:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: __________________________________  Time:  ________________________________

Product: ________________________________ Dosage _______________________________

Please Circle

Type:      Indica     |      Sativa     |      Hybrid     |      High- CBD

Method of use: 

Smoke  |  Vaporizer  |  Edible  |  Tincture  |  Topical

Notes:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: __________________________________  Time:  ________________________________

Product: ________________________________ Dosage _______________________________

Please Circle

Type:      Indica     |      Sativa     |      Hybrid     |      High- CBD

Method of use: 

Smoke  |  Vaporizer  |  Edible  |  Tincture  |  Topical

Notes:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. The impairment effects of edible marijuana may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.

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