| The Enterprise
Boston doesn’t have the lock on marijuana sales. Two southeastern Massachusetts dispensaries have earned recognition.
Thrillist recently gave the nod to a medical dispensary in Bridgewater and a recreational shop in Fall River.
The online media website covering food, drinks, travel and entertainment recently put together a list of the best dispensaries near Boston and included in that list were Theory Wellness, which has locations in Bridgewater, Chicopee and Great Barrington, and Northeast Alternatives in Fall River.
For Brockton residents looking for an option even closer to home, currently in Brockton, the marijuana market consists of In Good Health at 1200 West Chestnut St. which has been open for medicinal in Brockton since 2015 and for recreational since November 2019.
But with the expansion of retail marijuana businesses in Brockton, the City of Champions could soon see more action in both the medical and recreational marijuana markets.
This Bridgewater medical marijuana dispensary takes a holistic approach to marijuana consumption, providing an assortment of options from edibles to muscle lotion, flowers, concentrates and more.
Their site even offers step-by-step instructions for becoming a patient.
Operating for medical use only, the Bridgewater’s Theory Wellness along with their locations in Chicopee and Great Barrington have won awards for their growing techniques.
Priding themselves on world class retail with consultations and cannabis trainings, this dispensary at 1050 Elm St. will give you everything your looking for and more. If you want the best service pre-order on the same day you plan to pick up.
And it’s not just the dispensary that caught Thrillist’s eye. Thrillist also gives a nod to the “recently improved trails in Bridgewater’s town parks” as a “nearby natural high.”
If you’re in the mood for some recreational use this dispensary has you covered. Located at 999 William S Canning Blvd., Fall River, Northeast Alternatives (NEA) provides flowers, pre-rolls, concentrate, edibles, vape cartridges, and they even provide a sativa energy drink with hints of cherry and pineapple.
Also providing medical use as well, Northeast Alternatives (NEA) is great if you are ever heading into Rhode Island for a day trip, or staying at the Tiverton Casino Hotel.
Thrillist highlights NEA’s “poignant back story.”
“At age 19, founder Chris Harkins witnessed the deep suffering his mom experienced from the cancer that would eventually take her life; when his dad was diagnosed with cancer years later, Harkins sought alternative treatments to alleviate pain and learned more about the efficacy of cannabis,” Thrillist said.
Accepting both online and in-person orders, the NEA does regular cleaning and sterilizing of their surfaces. There is also a curbside pickup option available if you’re on the go.
For Fall River’s “nearby natural high” Thrillist gives the nod to the Freetown-Fall River State Forest’s hiking trails.
Enterprise staff writer Darvence Chery can be reached at [email protected]