Patriot Care in Greenfield approved to sell recreational marijuana

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Western Massachusetts will soon have another recreational marijuana dispensary.

The Cannabis Control Commission announced Wednesday that Patriot Care Corporation in Greenfield has been approved adult-use marijuana. Sales can begin as early as this Sunday.

The shop on Legion Avenue will mark Patriot Care’s second retail location to open this month. Adult-use sales began in Lowell on March 16.

There are currently twelve recreational marijuana dispensaries open in the state–four of those are in western Massachusetts.

Greenfield residents have mixed reactions about the dispensary being open for adult-use marijuana sales.

“I’m excited to see what new business will bring,” said James Cashin. “Overall, I think it’s going to be more talked about than it has an effect on the area. It’s just one small business.”

Chelsea Ennis told 22News, “I think it’s a good thing not to have them all around. It influences little kids or 18-year-olds to smoke and they don’t understand that adults can buy things.”

Like all dispensaries, by law, adult-use cannabis purchases cannot exceed 5 grams of concentrates or 1 ounce of cannabis flower in a single transaction, and you must be 21 to purchase it.

According to Patriot Care, medical marijuana patients remain their core mission. 

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