• First recreational pot shop in Greater Boston opening Saturday


    BROOKLINE, Mass. - The first recreational marijuana shop in Greater Boston is set to open this weekend.

    New England Treatment Access' Brookline dispensary, which currently serves medical patients, has received its final approval from the Cannabis Control Commission to begin recreational sales.

    The dispensary is located off the Green Line D branch on Washington Street in Brookline. Officials are urging customers to use public transportation. 

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    On Friday afternoon, NETA announced it would be opening for recreational sales starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23.

    "We are pleased to announce that NETA’s Brookline dispensary will open its doors to adults 21-years and older offering legal, safe, regulated cannabis, starting at 9a on Saturday, March 23rd.

    We look forward to welcoming our new customers, but we want our patients to know that they will always be our top priority.

    We want to thank the Brookline Select Board and the Cannabis Control Commission for the confidence they have shown in our organization.  We also want to thank the community of Brookline, the Police Chief, and the public safety and town departments for the support they have provided over these past months of preparation.

    We consider our medical programs in Brookline and Northampton to be models for operators across the country and are pleased to offer the highest quality products and services.  Built upon this legacy, our Northampton dispensary was the first in the state to register a sale of adult-use cannabis.

    Our commitment to excellence will be our guide as we serve our patients and customers in the years ahead."

    NETA's Northampton dispensary was among the first adult use shops to open in the state.

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