Customers going to new Brookline pot shop urged to ride T

Brookline-03/22/19 A press conference was held inside the New England Treatment Access marijuana products store in a former bank building to talk about Saturday's (3/23) opening. Products on display in showcases that customers can buy.

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A recreational pot shop opening in Brookline is the first in the immediate Boston-area and the first within close proximity to MBTA stations.

The store, located in a former bank building on Washington Street and Route 9, has been selling to medical marijuana patients but was recently licensed to sell to adult recreational users. It’s slated to open Saturday.

Parking at the site is limited so customers are being encouraged to take public transportation. The store is a short distance from stops on two branches of the MBTA’s Green Line.

Customers were advised to avoid long lines by using the “reserve ahead” app to place an order before arriving.

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It’s the 13th recreational pot shop to open in Massachusetts.

Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Connecticut are currently considering whether to legalize recreational marijuana.

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