MILLBURY – The well-lighted display cases are ready to show off their product, the seating area looks comfortable and inviting, and the chocolates and gummies are displayed both appetizingly and artistically.
Now all the Nature’s Remedy marijuana dispensary is waiting for are the customers on Friday.
“I don’t think we could be more excited,” said Ashley Esper, chief marketing officer for Nature’s Remedy, as she gave a tour of the dispensary Tuesday.
“The team is beyond electric,” added dispensary manager Kerri Lewis.
Nature’s Remedy of Massachusetts Inc. will open its first marijuana dispensary, and the first marijuana dispensary in Millbury, on Friday. The store at 266 North Main St. will be open by appointment only for the first 30 days, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.
The dispensary offers a full menu of wholesale flower, pre-rolls, concentrates, edibles and more. (Vaping products were already pulled from the menu as of Tuesday afternoon to comply with the ban announced by Governor Charlie Baker.) The dispensary eventually will offer its own products; the first harvest at their Lakeville manufacturing and cultivation facility will be later this year.
The dispensary accepts cash and payments via debit and the app CanPay.
The location is in a new building off, and visible from, Route 146, less than a mile from the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley.
Outside, a private parking lot provides 42 spaces for customers.
Inside, the goal was “to not look like … a normal dispensary,” said Ms. Esper.
There is a wall with iPads to peruse the menu and sign in to pick up pre-ordered product. A seating area provides a comfortable space to relax in case the nearly 10 points of sale are busy. And the high ceilings and lighted display cabinets