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Good Chemistry CEO Matthew Huron talks on 102.9 FM’s Hank Stolz Talk of the Commonwealth

Listen as Good Chemistry’s CEO Matthew Huron discusses opening of the first medical marijuana dispensary in the City of Worcester at 9 Harrison Street in the Canal District on August 2:

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Good Chemistry is proud to support the Canal District and the Worcester community Canal District Music Series July 25, 2017

Good Chemistry Nurseries is a proud supporter of the Canal District Music Series, a weekly free concert series with food trucks for the whole family. The series will take place every Wednesday from July 12 to August 23 at 6:30pm. The festival is an effort to build a stronger community while simultaneously revitalizing and refurbishing Worcester.
Throughout the summer, neighbors of all ages are invited to come together and enjoy live music and snacks provided by a variety of food trucks. In addition to The Alchemystics, performers ranging from We and the Dawg and Eric Paslay (Platinum-selling songwriter), to Blues singer Toni Lynn Washington are lined up for the Canal District Music Series. Good Chemistry is excited to sponsor this gathering of the close-knit community of Worcester.

Click here for more information on the Canal District Music Series, including performance schedules and more information on the artists.
Learn more about other causes Good Chemistry supports, and how you can contribute.

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Good Chemistry Nurseries to Open First Medical Dispensary in the City of Worcester’s Canal District

On August 2, 2018, Good Chemistry Nurseries will open the first medical cannabis dispensary at 9 Harrison St. in the City of Worcester’s Canal District. We are grateful to be able to share our extraordinary Cannabis product and experience with the Worcester community.

Good Chemistry Nurseries Founder and CEO Matthew Huron traces his horticultural roots to his grandparents who were farmers before settling in Worcester. The benefits of medical Cannabis became evident to Huron when his father and his father’s partner were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco. In 1996, when medical Cannabis became available in California, he saw firsthand the symptomatic relief patients experiences from this alternative medical treatment.

As is true with all Good Chemistry Colorado locations, when visitors first arrive at the 9 Harrison Street location, they are greeted with Good Chemistry’s pioneering category system that helps customers navigate the world of cannabis across many levels by identifying strains under the Amplify, Relax, Relieve and Sleep categories.

Good Chemistry’s design and branding choices are aesthetically pleasing not only for patients, but also for the communities that we serve. Our work has been recognized for its sophistication by a number of media outlets over the years including AdAge, Inc. Magazine and Curbed.

In addition to an award winning design aesthetic, Good Chemistry Massachusetts features a S.T.A.T.S. video display. Created by Good Chemistry Nurseries in 2016, The S.T.A.T.S. method (Sight, Touch, Aroma, Taste, Sensation) is a five-step process for identifying high quality, remarkable flower. This guide can help consumers evaluate essential aspects of the flower in order to make the most informed and satisfying purchase decisions.

Good Chemistry Nurseries was founded in the spirit of “Making Life Better” for those in need. We believe it’s our obligation to give back to the community, and support the vulnerable or underserved. We plan to continue this commitment on behalf of the City of Worcester.

We’d love to stay in touch with you so we can share product information and Good Chemistry Nurseries news and events. Intake forms are available for you to provide us your contact information at the bottom of this page.

We look forward to serving you soon.

Good Chemistry Massachusetts
9 Harrison Street, Worcester, MA
Hours: Daily, 11am – 7:00pm
Phone Number: (774) 243-1760

UPDATED AS OF: February 4, 2020

Good Chemistry is proud to make both medical and adult-use cannabis available to adults in the Worcester community. The information provided on the page below is here to provide you with the best cannabis experience possible.

  • FOR ADULT-USE SALES, GOOD CHEMISTRY HAS A PURCHASE LIMIT OF UP TO 1/2 OUNCE OF CANNABIS FLOWER, FIVE CONCENTRATES OR FIVE EDIBLES. WE WILL PROVIDE CURRENT UPDATES FOR ALL CANNABIS PRODUCTS ON OUR WEBSITE (MA.GOODCHEM.ORG) ON A REGULAR BASIS.
  • GOOD CHEMISTRY IS CASH ONLY, BUT WE DO HAVE ATM’s ON SITE


PARKING

Good Chemistry has secured parking for both adult-use and medical customers. The map below identifies those lots, as well as the public parking lot options available near our 9 Harrison st. dispensary.


SHOPPING FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS AT GOOD CHEMISTRY WORCESTER


Good Chemistry was founded to provide medical cannabis to patients in need, and we’re dedicated to honoring that commitment even as we prepare to serve adult-use consumers in the Worcester community. Following our addition of adult-use sales, Good Chemistry’s medical patients will receive the following priority status:

  • GOOD CHEMISTRY MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENTS WILL HAVE PRIORITY ACCESS TO THE DISPENSARY’S HARRISON STREET PARKING LOT. (SEE MAP ABOVE FOR PARKING OPTIONS).
  • GOOD CHEMISTRY MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENTS WILL HAVE THEIR OWN DESIGNATED POINT-OF-SALE STATION,AS WELL AS ACCESS TO ANY POINT OF SALE STATION IN THE DISPENSARY IF AVAILABLE.


S.T.A.T.S. –   A TOOL TO HELP YOU FIND THE BEST CANNABIS EXPERIENCE

In 2016 Good Chemistry launched the S.T.A.T.S. system and guide for evaluating the essential aspects of cannabis. The S.T.A.T.S. method (Sight, Touch, Aroma, Taste, Sensation) is a five-step process for identifying high quality, remarkable flower, not unlike the multi-step process for evaluating wine. The guide can help consumers evaluate essential aspects of the flower in order to make the most informed and satisfying purchase decisions.

S.T.A.T.S. evaluation guides are available for free in our dispensary to adults 21+ years or older interested in learning more about cannabis. The guide is also available online at www.statsguide.org.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PURCHASING ADULT-USE CANNABIS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Do you accept credit / debit cards, or are is it cash only?

We are a cash only dispensary with an ATM on-site.

How much cannabis can I have?

If you are over 21 years old, you may possess up to one ounce of cannabis on your person, except that not more than five grams of cannabis may be in the form of cannabis concentrate. In your home, you may possess up to 10 ounces of cannabis and any cannabis produced by plants cultivated on the premises. Any amount of cannabis or cannabis products over one ounce kept within your place of residence must be secured by a lock.

https://mass-cannabis-control.com/cnb-faqs/#toggle-id-10-closed

Can I smoke or consume adult-use cannabis products in public?

No, you cannot smoke adult use cannabis in a place where you are prohibited from smoking tobacco and you cannot consume adult use cannabis in a public place.

Can I drive with cannabis in my car?

Like alcohol, you may not have an open container of adult-use cannabis/cannabis products in the passenger area of your car while on the road or at a place where the public has access. An “open container” includes a package with its seal broken or a package from which the contents have been partially removed. The “passenger area” does not include a trunk or a locked glove compartment. The 2017 Act does not change the existing penalties for operating a car if you are impaired by the use of cannabis or cannabis products. You are strictly prohibited from consuming cannabis while operating a car. For specific information, see MGL c.90 § 24.

What identification will I need to purchase adult-use cannabis? 

Adult-use cannabis can be purchased by adults in the Worcester community who are 21 years of age or older (with valid forms of ID). Valid forms of ID include: Motor vehicle license (driver’s license), State identification card, Valid passport (US or foreign country recognized by the US gov’t), Valid US Military identification card, and Liquor purchase identification card.


PLEASE SUPPORT WORCESTER BUSINESSES

If you arrive early for your appointment to purchase adult-use cannabis at our 9 Harrison St. location we encourage you to patronize local businesses while you wait for our reservation system to alert you that your appointment time has arrived. Below are two helpful maps of Worcester businesses that offer a full-range of goods and services.

Click the icon below for a walking map of business from the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Click the icon below for a walking map of businesses from the Canal District Alliance


THANK YOU

We are grateful for the opportunity to provide the world’s finest cannabis products to our medical patients and adult-use consumers. Please visit MA.GOODCHEM.ORG and follow us on Twitter at @GOODCHEMISTRY1 for additional information and updates.

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Good Chemistry’s Simple, Fun, Free Tool to Help Cannabis Consumers Assess High Quality Cannabis – S.T.A.T.S

“Whether novice of aficionado, knowing how to assess cannabis flower quality is key to having the best possible experience.”
All Cannabis is not created equal, and just as wine enthusiasts enjoy a use friendly tasting system, Good Chemistry Nurseries, one of the industry’s most experienced Cannabis producers has now created a stylish, easy-to-use free consumer Cannabis evaluation guide for assessing quality Cannabis flower. The S.T.A.T.S. method – Sight, Touch Aroma, Taste, Sensation – is a guide to helping consumers evaluate essential aspects of the flower in order to make the most informed and satisfying purchase decisions.
“Just as American consumers have become more knowledgeable about quality wine and craft beer, Good Chemistry Nurseries’ S.T.A.T.S. guide will help consumers quickly and easily assess high quality cannabis,” noted Matthew Huron, CEO, Good Chemistry. Huron is widely recognized as one of the most experienced cultivators of marijuana in the United States. “The S.T.A.T.S. Guide was developed by the Good Chemistry Nurseries cultivators who have years of experience backed by extensive education in horticulture and botany, but we hope consumers will utilize this guide no matter where they purchase their Cannabis.”
The S.T.A.T.S. Guide provides newer consumers the guidelines they need to determine the quality of Cannabis flowers, and allows experienced users a new way to look at the complex world they already appreciate. Established through consumer surveys, strain evaluations, and a team of cultivation experts, S.T.A.T.S. provides consumers with a universal guide to selecting high quality Cannabis. The guide was developed as a simple, easy-to-use evaluation tool and will change the way consumers view and purchase Cannabis flower.

S.T.A.T.S.:

Sight: Seeing the flower can sometimes be the only evaluation option before purchase, so it is important to know what the visual cues for remarkable cannabis are. S.T.A.T.S. helps consumers evaluate qualities including trichome content, color and trim.

Touch: Touching the flower can help with evaluating the cure (the controlled drying process to achieve proper moisture content post-harvest). S.T.A.T.S. defines how your bud should feel.

Aroma: Each strain has a unique aroma. Distinctions can be made between high and poor quality aroma. S.T.A.T.S. reviews what scents should be expected, and what smells can denote poor quality.

Taste: Different strains will have different flavor profiles. Similar to wine tasting, experience is necessary to distinguish between different flavors in the strains. Plus, how to ensure you are getting the best taste out of your flower.

Sensation: The first sensation that comes from cannabis is the sensation of lift, or of being high. Varying experience levels may affect how people feel with each strain and the amount of time people feel lifted. Good Chemistry has identified the key categories of sensations that can come from different strains including Amplify, Relax, Relieve, and Sleep.

An electronic copy of the S.T.A.T.S. guide is available for free to the public at statsguide.org. Hard copy booklets are available at no cost at Good Chemistry’s locations on 9 Harrison Street in the Canal District.

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Medical Marijuana Shop Set to Open

Watch Charter TV 3 -Worcester News Tonight report on the city of Worcester’s first medical marijuana dispensary on 9 Harrison Street opening in the Canal District on August 2. Good Chemistry’s CEO Matthew Huron talks about the new construction and opening of the new location.

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Worcester’s first license for medical marijuana dispensary goes to Good Chemistry

WORCESTER – More than 5½ years after Massachusetts voters approved a referendum to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, the city is finally on the verge of its first medical cannabis dispensary.
The Board of Health has issued a medical marijuana license to Good Chemistry of Massachusetts Inc., which will open a dispensary at 9 Harrison St. in the Canal District… Read the full story

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