Third Mass. marijuana store set to open in Salem

Salem, MA - 12/11/2018 - Alternative Therapies Group, the state's third recreational pot shop is opening in Salem on Saturday. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Daniel Adams, Topic: 12potshop, LOID: 8.4.4106552210.

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Alternative Therapies Group will begin recreational sales — by appointment only — on Saturday morning.

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