Slowly but surely, recreational marijuana dispensaries are sprouting up all across Massachusetts.
Following the first legal adult-use sales last November, the Cannabis Control Commission has continued to approve new pot shops on a rolling basis.
Here’s a list of the 51 dispensaries currently open in Massachusetts and the shops coming through the pipeline. Make sure to check a dispensary’s website for parking information and payment options before paying a visit.
Cultivate was one of the first two medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts — and the eastern half of the country — to begin selling the drug to all adults over 21 years old on Nov. 20, 2018.
NETA also made history as one of the first two Massachusetts recreational pot shops on Nov. 20, 2018.
After the CCC authorized ATG to commence retail operations, the Salem dispensary opened for recreational sales on Dec. 15, 2018. In the hopes of avoiding the long lines and traffic issues that plagued the previous two recreational pot shops (and given its proximity to the Boston area), ATG initially required customers to make an appointment on their website before visiting. However, the dispensary began allowing walk-in customers in April.
Verilife opened Dec. 21, 2018, for adult-use customers.
After receiving approval from the CCC to commence retail operations, Insa announced plans to begin recreational sales on Dec. 22, 2018. The Easthampton dispensary, which is located at the rear of the Keystone Mill Building, had been open for medical-use customers since February 2018.
After receiving authorization to commence operations from state regulators, Theory Wellness began recreational sales at its southwestern Massachusetts medical dispensary on Jan. 11. CEO Brandon Pollock told The Boston Globe that the company focuses on producing small batches of high quality products, “similar to a craft brewery.”
Temescal Wellness began recreational sales at its existing medical marijuana dispensary in Pittsfield on Jan. 15.
The Fall River dispensary began recreational sales on Jan. 20.
After being delayed by local police, Temescal opened its Hudson dispensary for recreational sales on Feb. 13.
The Gardner medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in November 2018, began recreational sales on March 6.
After receiving a “commence operations” notice from the state, Caroline’s Cannabis opened on March 15. A self-described “mom and pop” pot shop, Caroline’s Cannabis became the first woman-owned business to get a retail marijuana license on Feb. 7 and was the first licensed store not owned by an existing medical marijuana dispensary. The shop also sells cannabis-related home decor and garden products.
After receiving approval from the CCC, the Lowell medical marijuana dispensary began recreational sales on March 16.
NETA’s second dispensary became the first pot shop in the Boston area to sell recreational marijuana, on March 23.
The Washington Street store is located inside the former Brookline Bank building and is a short walk from stations on the MBTA Green Line’s D and E branches.
The Greenfield medical marijuana dispensary began recreational sales on April 2.
The Pittsfield medical marijuana dispensary began its adult-use program on April 6 — making Pittsfield the first town in Massachusetts to have two recreational marijuana stores. Temescal Wellness began adult sales in the Berkshires town on Jan. 15.
Located in the far northwest corner of the state, Silver Therapeutics opened for adult-use marijuana sales on April 24.
Worcester’s first recreational pot shop opened on May 1. And after initially requiring customer to reserve an appointment, the dispensary is now allowing walk-ins for adult-use sales.
RISE Holdings opened its Amherst shop for recreational sales on May 12. The dispensary is owned by Green Thumb Industries, a national marijuana company that also has operations in Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Garden Remedies opened May 25, becoming Greater Boston’s second recreational maijuana store. However, the Newton store requires customers to make an appointment to visit.
Located in a Route 20 strip mall, the Marlborough pot shop opened for adult-use marijuana sales on June 9. The dispensary has also been approved to sell medical marijuana.
In a press release, Garden Remedies said the Marlborough location has the “largest parking lot of any cannabis dispensary” in Massachusetts, so customers will “find ample parking immediately outside the dispensary, with no shuttle busses or complex processes.” And unlike their Newton store, appointments are not required.
The Springfield-area dispensary, which began selling medical cannabis in August 2018, began adult-use sales on July 5.
The Western Massachusetts dispensary opened on July 5 after receiving the final go-ahead from the CCC.
The Green Lady became the first marijuana dispensary on Nantucket when it opened on Aug. 11. Due to federal rules making it illegal to bring cannabis to and from the island, the Amelia Drive facility grows, manufactures, tests, and sells its products all inside the same house.
One of the state’s more unique pot shops, Solar Therapeutics is half-powered by the 67,000 square feet of solar panels on its roof. The South Coast dispensary, which also grows and produces marijuana products at its facility in Somerset, opened for recreational sales on Sept. 2.
ATG, which opened the state’s third recreational pot shop in Salem, began adult-use sales at its second store Sept. 4, after their Salisbury location received a commence operations notice from the CCC. The Elm Street dispensary is located roughly a mile away from Exit 58 on I-95 and about five minutes from the New Hampshire border.
The Montague dispensary open on Sept. 5 in the former Hallmark Imaging plant outside Turner Falls. The company planned to grow and produce its stock at the 33,000-square-foot facility, but was beginning by buying wholesale marijuana to ramp up supply.
The Ayer recreational marijuana dispensary opened on Sept. 23 after receiving a final go-ahead from the CCC. The company is owned by John Hillier, who also owns Central Ave Compassionate Care, a nearby medical marijuana dispensary in Ayer that will continue to solely serve registered patients.
The Millbury dispensary opened for adult-use sales on Sept. 27.
Located on Route 1A, Apothca’s Lynn dispensary began adult-use sales on Oct. 26.
The Wakefield-based marijuana giant opened its Oxford dispensary for appointment-only adult-use sales on Nov. 1, allowing customers to reserve 10-minute time slots on its website. Curaleaf said the appointments would be required for its first month of adult-use sales. Customers that arrive without appointments would be directed to a “stand-by line.”
The Brockton medical marijuana dispensary began adult-use sales on Nov. 5 and was the only recreational South Shore pot shop within 22 miles, according to CEO David Noble.
Located on Route 109, the Mills dispensary opened for adult-use sales on Nov. 6. CommCan, which runs a production facility in neighboring Medway, also has a medical dispensary in Southborough and a planned pot shop in Mansfield.
Insa’s second recreational dispensary opened on Nov. 11. Insa also has a medical dispensary in Springfield and a hybrid dispensary in Easthampton, the latter of which was one of the first stores to begin selling recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.
Curaleaf — Provincetown
Location: 170 Commercial St., Provincetown
Off-season hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Busy season hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week
Located on Provincetown’s main drag, Cape Cod’s first recreational marijuana shop opened on Jan. 29. Due to its location, the dispensary has no on-site parking or shuttle. However, the shop does have dedicated bike racks and is within walking distance from the town’s public parking lots. The dispensary only accepts cash, but does have an ATM on site.
Curaleaf, a Wakefield-based company that is own of the biggest cannabis operators in the country, opened its first Massachusetts adult-use dispensary in November in Oxford.
The Plymouth shop, which began medical marijuana sales in 2018, opened for recreational sales on Feb. 3, according to COO Kevin O’Reilly.
O’Reilly says the South Shore shop has more than 100 on-site parking spots and will accept cash, debit cards, and payment through CanPay. The facility also has separate areas of adult-use and medical sales. O’Reilly said adult-use customers will at least initially be limited to up to an eighth-ounce of flower per purchase.
Location: 1 West St., Fall River
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week
After receiving the CCC’s final approval,Hope Heal Health became Fall River’s second dispensary to offer adult-use sales on Feb. 7. The company first opened for medical marijuana patients in 2019.
Alternatives Therapies Group (or ATG) — Amesbury
Location: 49 Macy St., Amesbury
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., seven days a week
ATG’s prospective third adult-use dispensary opened on Feb. 18. Located just off Exit 55 on I-495, the Amesbury property is located about two miles from ATG’s store in Salisbury.
Theory Wellness — Chicopee
Location: 672 Fuller Rd., Chicopee
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday
Theory Wellness, which opened its first adult-use dispensary last year in Great Barrington, opened its second store in Chicopee on Feb. 29. According to the dispensary’s website, they have on-site parking and accept cash or debit cards.
Location: 2 Larch St., Pittsfield
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday
Bloom Brothers began sales March 2, the third recreational pot shop to open for business in Pittsfield.
Location: 430 Blue Hill Ave., Boston
Hour: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., seven days a week
Located in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood, Pure Oasis opened March 9, becoming Boston’s first recreational marijuana dispensary. The company is also the state’s first economic empowerment applicant to open. The store accepts cash and cards. And while Pure Oasis leaders recommend taking public transportation, parking is available on the street and in a municipal lot off Georgia Street behind the Flames restaurant on Blue Hill Avenue.
Curaleaf — Ware
Location: 124 West St., Unit D, Ware
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
Curaleaf opened its third Massachusetts recreational marijuana dispensary in Ware on March 14. The shop, which does not accept cards for purchases, has a free ATM and parking on site. The national cannabis company has also opened pot shops in Oxford and Provincetown.
Location: 371 Lunenberg St., Fitchburg
Hours: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday
The Fitchburg shop, which also plans to have a cultivation facility in Barre, opened for pre-orders only on March 21 in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. According to their website, the dispensary has parking and an ATM on site, but encouraged customers to use debit cards.
Location: 34 Extension St., Attleboro
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week
Nova Farms, which also plans to open an adult-use dispensary in Framingham, opened Attleboro’s first recreational marijuana shop on May 25. The dispensary accepts both cash and debit cards.
Location: 74 Cottage St., Easthampton
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
In downtown Easthampton, the city’s second adult-use marijuana dispensary opened on May 25. The store’s website asks customers to use the nearby municipal parking lot at 50 Payson Avenue or free on-street parking along Adams, Union, Clark, and Cottage Streets. The store accepts cash and debit cards.
Location: 124 Washington St., Haverhill
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 7 p.m., Sunday
Stem opened for appointment-only shopping on May 30 in downtown Haverhill. The store accepts cash and debt, and has parking directions on its website.
Location: 34 Bridge St., Northampton
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m., Sunday
Located less than a mile away from Northampton’s first recreational dispensary in the city’s commercial district, Colonial Cannabis opened on June 8 for reserve-ahead online orders.
Location: 40 Westfield Industrial Park, Westfield
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 pm., Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday
Westfield’s first adult-use pot shop opened on June 9 in a business park just off the Mass. Turnpike. The store is currently only taking reserve-ahead online orders and accepts cash and debit cards for payment.
Location: 74 Grafton St., Worcester
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday
Worcester’s second recreational dispensary opened on June 12, offering in-store pickup for reserve-ahead online orders.
Location: 300 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley
Located in a Route 1 strip mall, Old Planters of Cape Ann opened on June 19.
Location: 116 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
Fine Fettle opened in Rowley on June 22 for both recreational and medical sales, after receiving the go-ahead to open from the CCC (for the first week, they will close early at 6 p.m.).
Nature’s Remedy — Tyngsborough
Location: 420 Middlesex Rd, Tynsborough
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday
Located a half-mile from the New Hampshire border, Nature’s Remedy’s second adult-use pot shop in Massachusetts opened on June 26.
Location: 38 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester
Gloucester’s first recreational marijuana dispensary plans to open July 16. Happy Valley is also planning to open a colocated adult-use and medical marijuana shop in East Boston.
Location: 1375 North Main St., Sheffield
Located on Route 7 along the Housatonic River in the southwestern corner of the state, The Pass plans to open on July 17, according to its website.
Location: 401 East Main St., Georgetown
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week
Located immediately off Exit 54 on I-95, the Georgetown medical dispensary obtained a final license July 17 to begin recreational sales in the near future. Mission also has a medical dispensary in Worcester and a temporarily closed location in Cambridge’s Harvard Square.