• Wareham pot shop opens its doors Friday


    WAREHAM, Mass. - Yet another company has been given the all clear to start selling recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, this time with the first pot shop opening its doors on the South Shore.

    Verilife dispensary will open in Wareham at 10 a.m. on Friday morning. The shop, owned by Illinois-based PharmaCann, is located at 112 Main Street in the town just north of Cape Cod. The store's hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. 


    The Wareham-based marijuana dispensary will be the fourth in the Commonwealth to serve over-21 adults recreationally. Massachusetts' other shops in Leicester and Northampton opened in late November, while a Salem-based shop began operating last week. 

    For those looking to purchase marijuana at the newest location, Wareham police have issued instructions on where to park and how to access the store.

    Customers will need to park their vehicles nearby at a local water park, Water Wizz, at 3031 Cranberry Highway in Wareham, before taking a shuttle over to the store's location. While taking the shuttle, visitors will be provided with a ticket that they will need to get inside the building. 

    No walk-up business will be allowed at Verilife. Those looking to purchase marijuana or marijuana-based products from the store must use the shuttle service provided, unless they are handicapped or are medical patients, who will be able to access the store's on-site parking.  

    Transactions will be cash only. 

    PharmaCann, which has dispensaries and production facilities across four states, said in an official release that they plan to open two additional Verilife dispensaries in Massachusetts next year. On their website, PharmaCann lists Franklin as a "coming soon" location for a dispensary and Holliston listed with the same designation for a production facility.  

    The company's website also shows that they plan to open facilities in two other states, Pennsylvania and Virginia. They currently operate in Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and New York. 

    The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission also announced that they had authorized a dispensary in Easthampton to open in the same tweet that they announced the opening in Wareham.  

    Easthampton will open as the state's fifth dispensary Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

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