Medical Pot Shop Eyes Recreational Sales

Councilors wary of plan at Milk St. dispensary.

City councilors and community activists are wary of plans for Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary to expand their business into recreational sales, arguing the operators promised to stick to medicinal pot when they were first approved.

Patriot Care is looking to open an “adult-use marijuana establishment” to sell recreational pot in its location at 21 Milk St. and will present plans at a public hearing tomorrow. A Patriot Care spokesman said the facility’s exterior will not change and no marijuana use would be allowed on-site.

The Boston Patriot Care facility was the first pot dispensary to open in the Hub, going online in 2016 after several years of red tape. During the application process, executives said they would sell only medicinal marijuana, despite the ongoing effort to legalize recreational pot.

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