Fall River medical marijuana dispensary expects to open by June 30

Individuals with medical marijuana cards are invited to register with Northeast Alternatives early so there will be no delay buying once the dispensary is open, Harkins said.

FALL RIVER – Medical marijuana will be available in the city, probably by the end of the month.

Those holding a medical marijuana card can get a head start on getting their prescriptions filled, according to Chris Harkins, owner of Northeast Alternatives, 999 W.S. Canning Blvd.

“We are getting ready for a June 30 opening,” Harkins said. “We got our inspections done last week. We are just waiting for our final approval.

“We’ll open on the 30th barring any complications from the Department of Public Health.”

Individuals with medical marijuana cards are invited to register with Northeast Alternatives early so there will be no delay buying once the dispensary is open, Harkins said.

“We’ll have a preregistration on Saturday in our parking lot,” he said. “Anyone with a medical card can come in and preregister and learn about us.”

The preregistration will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Northeast Alternatives is one of three medical marijuana dispensaries in the city that is on the cusp of opening.

CannaTech Medicinals is building a 50,000 square foot facility to grow and process marijuana in the biopark. It is also completing work on a dispensary on Hartwell Street.

Hope, Heal, Health, purchased the Border City Mill at 1 West St. and is refurbishing 50,000 square feet to use as a dispensary and as a growing and processing house.

The other two companies given provisional licenses, Xiphias Wellness and Haven Center, have not yet begin work.

Northeast Alternatives began growing marijuana in its facility six weeks ago. The first crop will be harvested in three weeks, Harkins said.

In the meantime, the company will buy

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