The medical marijuana industry is continuously growing in Massachusetts and many other parts of the United States. The state’s fifth registered dispensary will open for sales in Lowell this week.
Patriot Care’s first among the three Bay State dispensaries that will open at 70 Industrial Ave. East, with extra facilities, decided to open later in the year in Greenfield and downtown Boston.
Patriot Care CEO Bob Mayerson said, “Our goal is to offer patients broadest array possible, in an environment that they find comfortable, and we’re eager to begin providing people with relief that they look for, more natural relief from their suffering and pain that they may have with different conditions”.
On Friday, Mayerson said that Patriot Care has decided to be all set for business on Monday, with an official ribbon-cutting scheduled for 11 am on Tuesday.
The Lowell facility is going to join present dispensaries in Salem, Brockton, Ayer, and Northampton. Massachusetts voters made medical marijuana legal in 2012 by approving a ballot question.
Patients and caregivers, registering with the state can possess a 60-day marijuana supply, with a physician’s certification.
Patriot Care’s new dispensary is located in an industrial neighborhood off the Lowell Connector highway, and will stay open the whole week and won’t ask for any appointment.
Mayerson said that many patients, who would visit, could have their first time of experiencing their product or anything, not only their product, but marijuana in any way, thus they are looking forward to make people feel as comfortable as possible.
As per Department of Public Health data, in Massachusetts, there are over 19,000 medical marijuana patients as of January end, with 132 physicians, who got them registered with the program.
Since October 2014, when the program started, sale of a total of 17,900 ounces of marijuana has been done for medical use, via 139,283 dispensary transactions.