Temescal Wellness, which opened its doors in Framingham on Thursday, operates dispensaries in three states, offering products that range from marijuana flowers to edibles and cannabis-infused sprays.
FRAMINGHAM — The city’s first medical marijuana dispensary is open for business.
Temescal Wellness, at 665 Cochituate Road, opened Thursday after receiving final approval from the Department of Public Health.
After opening its doors at 10 a.m., the dispensary received a steady stream of business. Patients could be seen coming and going from the plain storefront, located beside a D’Angelo sandwich shop, carrying out white paper bags with cannabis products.
Founded almost four years ago, Temescal operates dispensaries in three states, offering products that range from marijuana flowers to edibles and cannabis-infused sprays.
Founder and CEO Ted Rebholz said the business is family-owned, with capital raised from a long list of private investors.
It operates a cultivation and manufacturing facility in Worcester, which supplies the Framingham dispensary, another medical marijuana dispensary that opened in Hudson in June, and a third medical dispensary in Pittsfield, which is expected to open next month.
Temescal Wellness also operates two dispensaries in New Hampshire, in Dover and Lebanon, and holds licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in Maryland.
Approaching the Framingham store, which serves as the company’s headquarters, the windows and doors are obscured with white shades. Patients are buzzed in by a security officer, and are required to display a state-issued medical marijuana card and driver’s license to enter.
Inside the front lobby, free rolling papers are available on the counter, and a tablet computer encourages patients to sign up for the company’s Wellness Rewards program.
With upscale, modern finishes, the dispensary has the appearance of a medical clinic. There are no display cases or glass jars brimming with marijuana flowers. Instead, products are kept