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Here are the pot shops opening in Mass. this week

Flowering cannabis plants grow at Grassroots Vermont, a medicinal cannabis production facility in Brandon, Vermont.
Flowering cannabis plants grow at Grassroots Vermont, a medicinal cannabis production facility in Brandon, Vermont.(Robert Layman/Rutland Herald via Associated Press)

Two more recreational marijuana shops will open in Massachusetts at the end of this week, giving consumers five different retail stores across the Commonwealth where they can buy marijuana products for recreational use.

Insa Inc. in Easthampton and Verilife (formerly Pharmacannis) in Wareham both received notices from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission on Monday to “commence full operations,” meaning they could open for sales after three business days.

They’ll join three other recreational marijuana stores that have already opened — Cultivate in Leicester, New England Treatment Access in Northampton, and Alternative Therapies Group in Salem.

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Here’s what you need to know about the two shops opening this week:

Wareham — Verilife

When is the store open?

Verilife will open for recreational sales at 10 a.m. Friday. The store’s daily hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Where is the store?

The store is located at 112 Main St. in Wareham.

Parking instructions

The parking lot at Verilife will be reserved for medical patients only.

Recreational customers should park at the lot at Water Wizz, located at 3031 Cranberry Highway. Shuttle buses will take customers between the parking lot and the store.

Easthampton — Insa Inc.

When is the store open?

The store will open for recreational sales on Saturday at 10 a.m. The store’s daily hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Insa will have reduced hours on Christmas Eve — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — and they will be closed on Christmas.

Where is the store?

The store is located at 122 Pleasant St. in Easthampton.

Parking instructions

Parking will be directed by stationed police officers at the shop. Consumers have been asked to only park in designated Insa parking areas.

If regular capacity parking fills up, there will be off-site auxiliary parking available with shuttles to bring customers to the store.

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(Insa Inc.)

Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.