Garden Remedies received final approval to start retail operations from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. The dispensary decided to hit the ground running by accepting walk-ins on the first day. A dispensary spokesperson said while there was a steady stream of customers, no one had to wait in line too long and everyone was served quickly.
Marlborough police had one detail officer at the opening and will continue to have a detail officer on duty during the dispensary’s business hours. Marlborough police spokesperson Sgt. Daniel Campbell said the grand opening was calm, with no incidents and not even a little bit of traffic backup.
“It was really pretty mellow,” Campbell said.
Unlike some other recreational dispensaries in the state (Brookline’s NETA, Leicester’s Cultivate) Garden Remedies has an onsite parking lot. A police detail officer directed traffic in and out of the 200-space parking lot located next to the dispensary.
Garden Remedies is the second dispensary to open in the MetroWest region. The first was Temescal Wellness in Hudson. It’s the 17th retail establishment to open in the Commonwealth.
“We have enjoyed our Opening Day in Marlborough immensely,” said Julia Wentworth, director of retail operations at Garden Remedies, “We’ve seen customers from every walk of life, from 21-year-old Gen Zs, to Millennials, Gen Xers and senior citizens. We are thrilled to have yet another location open for adult use — and we look forward to welcoming our medical patients here soon.”
Garden Remedies is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.