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Uxbridge marijuana store receives OK to open for recreational sales

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The state’s 11th recreational marijuana retail store received approval from the state Thursday to open.

Caroline’s Cannabis in Uxbridge received its “commence operations” notice from the Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday, allowing it to open after three calendar days.

It will be the second store to open in a town or city bordering Rhode Island. Northeast Alternatives in Fall River opened in January.

Caroline’s Cannabis is the first store not already operating as a medical marijuana dispensary to receive a “commence operations” notice from the commission.

Commissioner Shaleen Title tweeted in February — when the store received its final license — that it was the first “final license to a general adult-use applicant.”


Caroline’s Cannabis currently sells garden, home, and store decor products related to cannabis, according to its website.

Its products are made with “reclaimed wood, barn wood, scrap wood, free wood and salvaged cannabis stalks.”

“Caroline’s Cannabis is a proud supporter of the marijuana movement,” the website says. “We believe responsible adults should have a choice not only for medicine but also for recreation. We need to change the negative social views towards cannabis users.”

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