Recreational cannabis shop opening Saturday in Fairhaven. Here’s how to prepare

Seth Chitwood

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Advice for first time recreational marijuana buyers

Metro Detroit marijuana shops give advice to first time recreational marijuana buyers.

Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press

FAIRHAVEN – The first cannabis operator for adult-use retail will be opening on Pequod Road Saturday. If you’re planning to shop, or run errands on Alden Road, prepare for a busy weekend of traffic.

Bask, a veteran and women-led shop, promotes over 15 unique strands of cannabis and has an exclusive line of infused products, according to its press release. Products include Harpoon Extracts, Howl’s Tincture and the recently launched 1906 “Drops.”

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“As the first medical dispensary to open on the SouthCoast we’ve learned so much while serving the medical cannabis community for the last three years,” says JoAnne Leppanen, Bask’s director of Patient Education in the press release. “Now, as we expand to adult-use operations, we will be providing adults, 21 years and older, with safe access to cannabis and our cannabis education services.”

How to be first in line

This Saturday, Bask, located at 2 Pequod Road, will go live with its adult-use menu at 9 a.m. on the company’s website and doors will open at 10 a.m.

Pre-order is required for all customers, for the first few weeks, through Bask’s website or by phone at 774-305-4749. Bask will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Expect Heavy Traffic

According to Bask’s press release, locals should expect delays on Alden Road and Bridge Street all day. The shop will be open until 6 p.m.

“There will be a police detail at the intersection of Alden Road and Pequod Road and parking lot attendants will be available to direct customers. Customers must have their order confirmation to be designated into the adult-use parking lots. Bask reminds customers to not trespass on any nearby properties – especially the U.S. Postal Service located across the street,” said the press release.

If you’re a medical patient, Bask has dedicated parking spaces on the east side of the building.

The founders of Bask are experienced medical cannabis farmers, educators, and supporters. The team was formed around the shared vision to create an environment where patients could have safe access to quality products. Bask opened its doors to medical patients in February 2018 as the first cannabis dispensary on the SouthCoast.

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“We’re excited to open our doors for adult-use operations on Saturday,” said Chapman Dickerson, CEO of Bask, in the press release. “We have been cultivating cannabis, manufacturing infused products, and dispensing to the medical market for over 3 years.

“We are excited to provide that experience and our amazing products to the recreational market.”

For more information about Bask, visit their adult-use website.

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