Boston’s first recreational marijuana dispensary is opening Monday, and Mayor Marty Walsh expects things to be “crazy.”
“There’s going to be lines and there’s going to be cars and there’s going to be traffic and there’s going to be chaos and there’s going to be confusion,” Walsh said during a press conference Friday at Pure Oasis, the Dorchester pot shop that became the first in the city this week to get approval to begin selling adult-use cannabis products.
The major landmark comes more than 15 months after recreational marijuana sales began in Massachusetts — and nearly 40 months since the state voted to legalize the drug. And while Pure Oasis’s leaders are admittedly nervous for the long-awaited opening Monday, they’re working with city officials — and customers —to limit the craziness.
“We will do our very best to be good neighbors and good business owners and great community partners,” Kobie Evans, who owns Pure Oasis with his business partner Kevin Hart, said Friday.
Here’s what customers and curious visitors should know before paying a visit:
When will they be open?
Pure Oasis plans to open at 11 a.m. on Monday and will have regular operating hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week (with the exception of all Suffolk County and Massachusetts state holidays).
Where exactly is the store?
There are plans to open stores that are located in central Boston. But this one isn’t.
Pure Oasis is located at 430 Blue Hill Ave. on the corner on Stanwood Street — about four miles south of downtown Boston in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Dorchester. The store is also about a half-mile up the road from Franklin Park.
How do I get there?
Pure Oasis is strongly recommending customers take public transportation, which can be