Boston now officially has two recreational marijuana dispensaries.
Berkshire Roots has opened its East Boston pot shop for the first time this week after receiving a commence operations notice from Massachusetts’ Cannabis Control Commission in June.
According to the company’s website, the store is located at 253 Meridian St., the new East Boston dispensary is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Customers are currently required to reserve their order and designated pickup time online before visiting due to the coronavirus pandemic and face coverings are also required inside the store.
Customers will not be allowed to enter until they receive a text confirmation that their order is ready.
“The store is ready,” James Winokur, the CEO of Berkshire Roots said to The Boston Globe. “We have great neighbors, and it’s really a special place in Boston, given the mix of cultures, language, and history.”
The dispensary’s menu offers cannabis flower, infused gummy chews and chocolates, concentrates, vape cartridges, and pre-rolled joints, among other products.
The shop is only open for adult-use sales, which are subject to a 20 percent sales tax and a 1-ounce limit on individual purchases.
The company also runs a marijuana dispensary in the city of Pittsfield.
As of Tuesday this week, Massachusetts state officials have given more than 60 recreational marijuana dispensaries in the state approval to open.