By Montana SamuelsThe Advocate
FAIRHAVEN — BASK announced it’s extending business hours during a ribbon cutting this week with the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce.
“We set out five years ago, actually over five years ago, to bring a registered dispensary to the SouthCoast,” said Tim Keogh, BASK president of the board. “We’re growing and processing cannabis inside this building and the sky is still up.”
The medical marijuana dispensary has been operating under “soft opening” hours since February, but members of the dispensary team and board took Tuesday morning as a chance to celebrate expanded hours.
“We wouldn’t be able to be here if it wasn’t for the support we’ve gotten from the town of Fairhaven,” said Keogh.
Town Administrator Mark Rees was in attendance at the ribbon cutting — as was Selectmen Charles K. Murphy — and spoke to the relationship BASK has cultivated with the town.
“We view this as a partnership,” said Rees.
After BASK CEO Chapman Dickerson cut the ribbon, the dispensary was open to the public for viewing.
Ruthy Taylor Frysinger didn’t need to take a tour, she’d been to BASK before.
Frysinger, who has been smoking for 40 years to deal with body pain, got registered as a patient through her physician.
“As you get older and different things in life happen to you, it’s more about the relaxation,” said Frysinger. “You take a little hit of the vape, or the flower, and it goes away.”
BASK, 2 Pequod Road, is open noon to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to the expanded hours, the product line is growing as well. Howl’s Tincture will be available for purchase at BASK beginning June 5.
Peter Glantz started Howl’s without the