Newton, located just under 10 miles west of Boston’s city center, finally opened its first adult-use marijuana dispensary with the kick-off of recreational cannabis sales at Garden Remedies.
Garden Remedies, Inc. marks the Commonwealth’s 19th dispensary to open, but more importantly is Massachusetts’ first cannabis company founded and led by a female physician.
Dr. Karen Munkacy, Founder, President and CEO, Garden Remedies, Inc. commented, “As we anticipated, we have lots of happy clientèle. We have been working for years to bring the benefits of cannabis to a wider group of people, and I’m so pleased we’ve been able to do so smoothly and conveniently.”
Not only is Garden Remedies locally owned, but its cannabis is locally grown. The company manufactures its all-natural cannabis products in Fitchburg, offers a medical marijuana dispensary in Melrose, and another adult-use location will open soon in Marlborough for retail cannabis sales.
With over 35 colleges calling Boston home, that means that over 150,000 college students do too.
As the second adult-use store to open in the Boston metropolitan area, Grand Remedies should hopefully lighten up lines and traffic surrounding the NETA dispensary in Brookline.
Now, the most convenient adult use cannabis dispensary for the majority of 21+ consumers in the Boston metro area, the commencement of adult use sales will enable Garden Remedies to more fully realize its mission of expanding access to safe, legal and natural cannabis products.
Green Remedies’ New Brand
In addition to officially opening their Newton dispensary at 697 Washington Street, Garden Remedies launched a new line of their popular vape pens and cartridges.
Seven East vape cartridges and pens are designed for ease of use; seven formulations offer simplicity in anticipated effects, including energy, smile, relax, relief, dream, balance, and focus.
Getting an Appointment
To make a purchase from Garden Remedies, appointments are required. This is actually a major benefit to customers, instead of waiting on long lines during busy times.
Prior to arriving at Garden Remedies Newton, visitors are required to book appointments through the company’s website at GardenRemedies.com, their mobile app, or by calling Garden Remedies at 844-344-2420.
There are appointment options for both medical patients and adult use customers, and a pickup service through Leafly.
Once booked, customers will receive a confirmation text to show upon arrival of their designated appointment time and should not arrive at the dispensary without a confirmed appointment.
The convenient online appointment system has been designed to manage wait times and avoid lines so customers can choose the best time that fits their schedule and know when to arrive. Customers can also check the website and app for current updates on next available appointment times at gardenremedies.com/newton-adult-use.
How to Get to Garden Remedies
Garden Remedies encourages visitors to take public transportation, bike or book a ride-share such as Uber or Lyft 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. For cyclists, there’s a bike rack on-site, and Lime bike service available for pick-up and drop-off in participating communities.
If driving is the only option, there are two reserved spots for rideshare drop-offs directly in front of the dispensary, and metered parking is available on Washington Street. Parking on side streets is prohibited.
Hours of Operation
Garden Remedies Newton hours of operation are 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.
What About the Medical Patients?
The medical patient experience in Garden Remedies’ Newton dispensary will be unchanged and remain centered around compassion, expertise and ‘peace of mind’ service.
Patients will be able to book the next available appointments without competing with adult use customers. These appointments are in place currently and are typically available without a significant wait.
Garden Remedies also offers home delivery for registered medical cannabis patients Tuesday to Saturday to six Massachusetts counties. Patients can still order online or by phone by 4 pm for next day delivery to Essex, Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Worcester counties.
Delivery, by law, is not available to adult use customers.
Whether you live locally in the Boston area or are just visiting the neighborhood, be sure to grab an appointment at Garden Remedies before swinging by for a visit. In the interim, be sure to subscribe to updates here so you never miss an important development.
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