Higher Boston’s very first recreational marijuana shop plans to open its doors to the public subsequent week, right after getting approval from the state on Friday.

New England Therapy Access will start off recreational sales at its Brookline retailer on Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m., becoming the very first retailer inside a stone’s throw of Boston and the very first chance for buyers to make use of neighborhood MBTA trains to pay a visit to a recreational retailer.

“We appear forward to welcoming our new buyers, but we want our sufferers to know that they will often be our best priority,” mentioned Amanda Rositano, NETA’s director of operational compliance, in a statement.

“We think about our healthcare applications in Brookline and Northampton to be models for operators across the nation and are pleased to supply the highest high quality items and solutions,” she continued. “Built upon this legacy, our Northampton dispensary was the very first in the state to register a sale of adult-use cannabis. Our commitment to excellence will be our guide as we serve our sufferers and buyers in the years ahead.”

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In spite of the anticipated onslaught of buyers, NETA officials say they do not program to limit the crowds by requiring appointments or a sign-up app to get in line, as some other recreational marijuana outlets have performed.


The corporation does have an on line technique buyers can use to reserve items ahead, which can make the verify-out approach quicker, NETA officials mentioned.

NETA will be the 13th recreational marijuana retailer to open in Massachusetts. Twelve other folks have opened across the state — even though Option Therapies Group in Salem temporarily closed for recreational sales final month and has not reopened.

The company’s Northampton retailer was one particular of the very first two recreational retailers on the East Coast when it opened in November.

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