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The first recreational marijuana retail store on Cape Cod opened Jan. 29 at 170 Commercial St. In its first five days of opening, the shop had over 1,300 transactions, which managers said was “consistently steady traffic.”

PROVINCETOWN — Curaleaf had a lively first week in Provincetown ahead of the shop’s grand opening Thursday, Feb. 6.

“We’ve got really positive feedback,” manager Lucy Folopoulos said. “People were very happy that we’re here and I think everyone had a great time.”

The first recreational marijuana retail store on Cape Cod opened Jan. 29 at 170 Commercial St. In its first five days of opening, the shop had over 1,300 transactions, which Folopoulos said was “consistently steady traffic.”

“(Customers) like the product selection,” Folopoulos said. “They like the fact that they’re able to purchase cannabis locally since the next local adult-use store is in Wareham, so they have to drive over the bridge to get there.”

A lot of locals are able to walk to the shop, so the access is greatly improved, Folopoulous said.

Additionally, the managers have gotten positive feedback on the “inviting” atmosphere and helpful staff, manager Mark Shaw said.

Curaleaf will host a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. hosted by Curaleaf Massachusetts President Patrik Jonsson. There will be refreshments and vendor pop-ups throughout the shop. One goal of the grand opening is to get the word out

“We’re still getting daily calls asking ‘Are you open yet?’” Folopoulous said.

The shop’s staff members are also gearing up to start online ordering within the next few weeks, so customers can call ahead and just pick up their order in the store. Customers can currently see the menu online, which changes regularly, at ma.curaleaf.com. Also, you can text “ptown” to 833-200-4020 to receive occasional texts regarding new products and guest vendors.

Additionally, even though marijuana is legal in the state, the Cape Cod National Seashore is reminding its visitors that smoking or possessing marijuana on their property is illegal. That would including Herring Cove Beach, Race Point Beach and Beech Forest, among other spots in Provincetown.

“As we get further into the season, we’ll remind our visitors that this is, in fact, a federal facility and marijuana is illegal within the National Seashore,” the Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom said in a phone interview. “Any possession of it is not legal on any of our roads and property.”

 

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