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.
Today @MA_Cannabis issued a notice authorizing Patriot Care Corp. in Greenfield to commence adult-use retail operations in three calendar days (Sunday, 3/24) or later. More information: https://t.co/EdC4fpsOUu— Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (@MA_Cannabis) March 20, 2019
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.