NEWTON, Mass., April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Garden Remedies, Inc., Massachusetts' only cannabis company founded and led by a woman physician, confirmed its Final Certificate of Registration from the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) for adult use sales in Newton. This registration marks one step closer for Garden Remedies (GRI) to commence adult/recreational use cannabis sales. Garden Remedies secured a Special Permit from the City of Newton last fall, and while there are still several regulatory steps to take before sales can officially begin, the company believes adult use sales will commence in late April or early May 2019.
The Garden Remedies Newton location will become the most convenient adult use cannabis dispensary for the majority of adult consumers in the Boston metro area. According to founder Dr. Karen Munkacy, a mother, physician and breast cancer survivor, the commencement of adult use sales will enable GRI to more fully realize its mission of helping as many people as possible by expanding access to safe, legal and natural cannabis products.
Garden Remedies also operates dispensaries in Melrose (for medical cannabis) and Marlborough (coming soon for both medical and adult use).
"Opening for adult use sales is a key milestone for all of us at Garden Remedies because it means we can help more people through safe, legal and natural cannabis," said Karen Munkacy, M.D., Founder, President and CEO, Garden Remedies, Inc. "Taking marijuana off the streets and safely into the hands of those who need it has long been my life's mission. We're grateful to the Newton Mayor, Ruthanne Fuller, and our community for providing the opportunity to continue this mission."
In order to reduce wait times and provide a seamless retail experience, Garden Remedies' online appointment system allows consumers to choose from immediate appointments (when available) or future time periods that best fit their schedule via GardenRemedies.com. Customers can also call Garden Remedies at 617-235-7215 to book appointments for specific timeslots for everyone's convenience and to reduce long wait times. Hours of operation will be Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Per state law, adult-use customers must show a valid, government-issued ID proving they are at least 21-years-old.
Upon opening, GRI encourages visitors to take public transportation to reduce traffic. The Newtonville commuter rail is across the street and runs from South Station to Worcester. There are also several bus routes (553, 554 and 556) with nearby stops on Washington at Harvard Street and at Court Street. Should patrons choose to ride their bike, there's a bike rack on-site, and Lime bikes available for pick-up and drop-off in participating communities. If driving is the only option, there are two reserved spots for ride share drops offs in the lot, and limited metered parking available on a first come first serve basis on Washington Street. Parking on side streets is discouraged.
For more information, and to stay up-to-date on Garden Remedies' progress toward adult use cannabis sales, visit www.GardenRemedies.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @gardenremedies.
About Garden Remedies Founded in 2013 by President and CEO, Karen Munkacy, M.D, Garden Remedies is Massachusetts' only cannabis company founded and led by a woman physician. GRI specializes in growing all-natural cannabis flower indoors to organic standards in super-soil, then formulates, processes, tests and packages its products in its state-of-the-art cultivation facility. The company's mission is focused on helping as many people as possible by providing access to safe, legal and natural cannabis products that improve health, wellness and overall quality of life.
Garden Remedies operates dispensaries in Newton, Melrose and soon Marlborough (Spring 2019); a cultivation facility in Fitchburg; and a home delivery service available to Massachusetts medical cannabis card-holders in Essex, Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Worcester counties. For more information, visit www.gardenremedies.com.