The city of Worcester is getting its first recreational marijuana store in early May.
Good Chemistry of Massachusetts Inc. will begin recreational marijuana sales May 1 at its Worcester medical dispensary, which was the city’s first medical marijuana location. The company received its “commence operations” notice from the Cannabis Control Commission on April 19.
The store will start with an appointment-only system for recreational customers, who can begin reserving appointments 48 hours before Good Chemistry opens.
Matthew Huron, founder and CEO of Good Chemistry, said in a statement that the company has had a “great experience with the community” as it prepared to launch adult-use sales.
“My grandparents settled in Worcester 25 years ago, and they really instilled in me the passion for agriculture and the importance of making life better for those around us,” he said. “Good Chemistry was originally founded to provide medical cannabis for those in need, and we’re grateful for the chance to continue that mission, and expand it for those seeking the benefits of adult-use cannabis.”
Here’s what you need to know if you plan to shop at Good Chemistry:
Where is the store?
The store is located at 9 Harrison St. in Worcester.
What are the hours?
Store hours will initially be 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., seven days a week.
There are several lots available for customers visiting Good Chemistry.
One parking lot, located at 8 Harrison St., right at the store, will be reserved for medical patients. A second lot, located at 91 Washington St., will have free parking spaces available for adult-use customers.
If that second lot is full, there are also three municipal lots nearby — at 96 Green St., 45 Green St., and 85 Water St. — that each cost $0.90 an hour.
Good Chemistry will be cash-only. Customers can use an ATM inside the dispensary to get cash if they need.
For the first week, recreational customers will be limited to ½ ounce of flower. Medical patients will not face any purchasing limits, beyond the state-mandated limits.