Shopping for pot in Brookline this weekend? Here’s what you need to know

Brookline, MA, 03/7/2019 -- An exterior view of New England Treatment Access in Brookline. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 08brookline Reporter: marijuana
Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
An exterior view of New England Treatment Access in Brookline.

The first Greater Boston recreational marijuana shop is opening in Brookline on Saturday, and local officials are expecting thousands to rush to the store on its opening weekend.

New England Treatment Access will start recreational sales at its Brookline store at 9 a.m. Saturday, becoming the 13th recreational marijuana store in Massachusetts. Its Northampton store was one of the first two on the East Coast when it opened in November.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re heading to the store this weekend:

Where is the store?


The store is located at 160 Washington St. in Brookline.

What are the hours?

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The hours will be 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, starting Saturday.


The store is planning to close its 14-space parking lot to allow hundreds of people to stand in line there.

Street parking is available but limited. Customers are strongly encouraged to take public transportation — the Green Line’s Brookline Village stop on the D branch and Riverway stop on the E branch are both within a short distance, as are several bus routes.


Customers can pay with cash, debit cards, or credit cards that accept pin numbers.

Purchasing limits


Flower purchases will be limited to 1/8 ounce, and other “modest purchase limits” may be put on some items, a spokesman for the company said.

All the limits are subject to change.

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