CLINTON – Cannabis dispensaries may not draw the crowds and lines that they did when the first ones opened in Massachusetts in 2018. But New England Harvest, 89 Parker St., did open to “oohs and ahhs” on Friday, July 9, according to Kristen Petrie, director of communications and inventory manager for the facility.

KRD Growers, which operates New England Harvest, has been working on the former warehouse for three years. The adult recreational retail facility is the first portion of the facility to open and looks like a high-end jewelry store. Additional cameras are now being installed to allow them to move into medical marijuana, and a grow and production facility will follow.

“We offer flower and pre-rolls, concentrates, a wide variety of chocolates, fruity gummies, seltzers and drink mixes, and then some unique items like topicals, tinctures and oils that are really fun,” Petrie explained. 

Opening day was “a little crazy, but shockingly smooth,” Petrie said. “The community has really embraced us and it was delightful to finally open the doors to a curious crowd.”

“The crowds were steady and it was really nice to have people come in,” said Derek Armstrong, the director of operations. 

The facility now employs 10 to 12 people, including

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