Needham’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Sira Naturals, will open its doors for business at the end of the week, after nearly two years of legal proceedings and development.
“It feels really gratifying. Opening a dispensary in Needham is a huge accomplishment for our organization,” said Michael Dundas, Sira Natural’s CEO.
With the opening of the Needham location at 29 Franklin St., Sira Naturals becomes the first Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD) in the state to open three branches, which is the legal limit in Massachusetts. Its Cambridge and Somerville locations opened on March 15, 2017 and Sept. 27, 2017 respectively.
Dundas said that Sira offers the largest variety of marijuana strains in the state, with 20 different strains on offer and 75 in production at their Milford cultivation facility. Sira also offers marijuana infused products, such as edibles, tinctures and vape oil.
In order to purchase medical marijuana from Sira Naturals, an adult who is diagnosed with a debilitating issue must get a prescription from a primary care physician. Then, the patient must register with the state Department of