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Milk Street dispensary gets city OK to sell recreational marijuana as well

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Patriot Care to add fun pot to the wares at its Milk Street dispensary, which had been selling products just to people who have prescriptions for the past five years.

The dispensary, the first to open in Boston – and originally with a promise not to sell recreational marijuana – also needs the approval of the state Cannabis Control Commission.

Recreational users will have a separate entrance on Hawley Street from the medical users entering on Milk Street. For at least the first six months of operation, recreational marijuana users will be limited to sales by appointment only.

Among the proposal’s supporters: The concern that operates the Old State House, which said Patriot Care has been “a really great neighbor.”