The dos and don’ts of marijuana use at the Boston Marathon

Runners cross the finish line of the 122nd Boston Marathon in 2018.
Runners cross the finish line of the 122nd Boston Marathon in 2018.(Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/File)

Everyone wants to have fun on Marathon Monday.

But ahead of the 123rd Boston Marathon — the first Marathon with a recreational marijuana shop in walking distance of the race course — let’s do a quick review of the basics for using marijuana products safely and legally.

Do not use marijuana products in public

Marijuana use in public is not allowed.

So if you plan to partake Monday, make sure you do so inside.

If you’re taking public transportation to the Marathon route, be smart

Smoking on MBTA vehicles or at MBTA stations is not allowed, so keep your joints and vapes tucked away.

Failure to follow this rule could result in a ticket or a fine.

And as MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said last month, ahead of the opening of marijuana shop New England Treatment Access in Brookline, “The use of sound practical judgment is an exceedingly good way to avoid any problems.”


Don’t share with your underage friends

This might seem like a given, but if you’re hanging out with your college-aged friends on Marathon Monday, don’t start handing out your marijuana products.

Be smart

As with all marijuana use, the best way to have a good time is to use the products responsibly.

If you don’t know how a certain product will affect you, don’t take too much — and maybe just save the experimentation for another day.

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