The store will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25. The regulations are:
• Anyone going to the store is required to park at the Water Wizz, located at 3031 Cranberry Highway, Wareham.
• At that location, individuals going to the store will be provided a ticket and shuttle service. No individuals will be allowed in the business without a ticket and tickets can only be obtained at the Water Wizz parking area.
• The parking lot will be open for vehicles at 8 a.m. and the store’s hours will be 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The company says the dispensary hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
• There will be no parking at Besse Park.
• No walk-up business will be allowed at the Main Street location. You must go to Water Wizz and use the shuttle service.
• Furthermore, the public is reminded that public consumption of marijuana is illegal and the Wareham Police Dept. will have zero tolerance for any violations of this.
The opening of Wareham’s first retail marijuana shop at the currently medical marijuana–only dispensary was expected to be Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, but the state commission wanted additional time.
Acting Police Chief John Walcek wanted to put folks’ fears to rest on traffic woes for Main Street and access in and out of Tobey Hospital with an anticipated increase of up to 2,000 customers from out of town. He touched on the plan currently in place during a press conference last Friday.
Shelly Stormo, who manages Verilife’s Main Street business, said that while lines are expected to be long, she hopes that retail marijuana customers will make use of their wait time “and visit any of the fine restaurants and shops that are not even a three-minute walk from our building down Main Street. Those who do, for at least the next month, will receive a discount on their bill here.”