Patriot Care in Greenfield opened for recreational marijuana sales Tuesday.
According to security, there’s been a steady flow of traffic at the Patriot Care combined dispensary, since it started recreational sales Tuesday
Patriot Care’s Greenfield location is the first recreational pot shop to open in Franklin County.
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Patriot Care received their final approval for recreational sales two weeks ago from the Cannabis Control Commission. And during that time Patriot Care told 22News, they spent it making sure they had adequate security.
One local resident told 22News, having recreational marijuana available in Greenfield saves him the trip to Northampton.
“You know to have pot be legal after 50 years of waiting for it that’s what it’s really about and the convenience of having it here sort of makes it more normal,” said Philip Elmer. “I mean, how many shops do we have that sell liquor and beer and wine in Greenfield.”
Greenfield Mayor William Martin is hopeful the dispensary will help the city financially.
Patriot Care’s Greenfield location is now one of 12 recreational marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts and the fourth located in western Massachusetts.