Recreational marijuana store in Hudson to open Wednesday
The state’s ninth recreational marijuana store will open in Hudson on Wednesday, more than a month after it received the necessary approval from the state commission to begin operations.
Temescal Wellness of Massachusetts, which began recreational sales in Pittsfield last month, announced Monday they will open this week after working with town officials in Hudson and Berlin to “execute a smooth and hassle-free opening,” the company wrote in a statement.
After receiving a “commence operations” notice from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission in January, Hudson police said the company had “not yet been authorized to open by local officials.”
A spokeswoman for the company said at the time that they were still coordinating their parking plans with local police and would not open until the police chief had approved their plans.
Temescal Wellness, which also operates dispensaries in New Hampshire and Maryland, began selling medical marijuana in Hudson in June 2018.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re visiting the store:
Where is it?
The store is at 252 Coolidge St. in Hudson.
What are the hours?
The hours for opening day will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Normal hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, according to the company’s website.
Parking for recreational customers will only be available at a satellite parking lot at 62 Packard St. Shuttle buses will transport customers between the parking lot and the dispensary.
Customers who board a shuttle bus at the parking lot will receive a confirmation ticket, which will be required to enter the store. Customers will not be allowed to walk up the store.
Medical patients and any customer seeking handicapped parking can park directly outside the dispensary.
Street parking will not be allowed.
In addition to cash, the store will accept two non-cash options: a cashless ATM system that requires a debit card with a pin number, and CanPay, a debit payment app.
Both systems have been used by other marijuana dispensaries.
Temescal Wellness is limiting Hudson customers to the following purchase limits on opening day:
• 1/8 ounce flower
• 2 each .5 grams pre-roll joints
• 1 vape pen or cartridge