Downtown Boston's First Retail Cannabis Shop, Ascend, Has Grand Opening

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Downtown Boston has welcomed its first retail cannabis store. Ascend Wellness Holdings opened Thursday to the public on Friend Street near North Station and TD Garden.

Not only Ascend making history as the first retail store, it is also the largest pot shop on the East Coast.

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Ascend's website stated, "We offer a wide selection of high-quality cannabis products, a digital ordering experience, and knowledgeable budtenders in a safe environment to help you with all your cannabis needs." The company has locations for medical and adult-use markets Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey as well.

Massachusetts Cannabis Commission gave the green light for Ascend to open in April.

The company also plans to open two new locations in New Bedford and Newton.

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