A new recreational cannabis dispensary, Ascend, opened in Newton Dec. 6, joining Garden Remedies and Redi as Newton’s third pot shop.
Ascend Newton will offer delivery to residents within a 25-mile radius of the store location on Washington Street in West Newton. According to a company press release, delivery will be available to about 3.6 million people, including those living in downtown Boston.
Delivery began on opening day, and the dispensary will use a third-party company for all orders. Customers may additionally choose to pre-order online products for pickup.
Kim Leavitt, Ascend Newton’s general manager, said the store is appointment only for walk-ins, but customers may also create appointments at the door.
According to Leavitt, the new store is approximately 5,000 square feet with 12 registers. It will carry both the Ascend-owned Ozone and Ozone Reserve and a plethora of third-party brands.
“You’ll find that we are not your average dispensary,” Leavitt said. “We do have a very broad assortment, and I think that’s critical.”
Since stores first opened their doors in November 2018, recreational cannabis sales in Massachusetts reached $1.5 billion by late spring.
“Projections, even from the beginning, showed significant growth year after year,” Andrea Cabral, chief executive officer of Ascend Massachusetts, said. “I think