Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ATG information

Kimberley Driscoll

December 11, 2018

Dominick Pangallo
Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, City of Salem
(978) 619-5600 | dpangallo@salem.com

City of Salem Prepares for Opening of ATG
Third adult-use cannabis retail establishment in Massachusetts opens Saturday, December 15; customers required to make appointments online to visit the store.

SALEM – ATG, which in 2015 was Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensary to open to the public, will open for adult-use cannabis retail sales on Saturday, December 15, becoming the third such establishment to open for business in Massachusetts.

The City of Salem has been actively coordinating for the last few weeks with ATG, Peabody Police, and the MBTA transit police in order to prepare for the upcoming opening of ATG for recreational marijuana sales. From the City’s perspective these efforts have included Salem Police, the Fire Department, the Mayor’s office, Traffic and Parking, Public Works, the Health Department, and the Building Department. The City is approaching this event similar to how it approaches large scale event planning and logistics in general in Salem.

Anyone planning to visit ATG after it opens for recreational marijuana sales on Saturday should utilize the online reservation system that will be online at www.atgma.org. ATG’s website will have detailed instructions for the purchasing procedures and other FAQ's. Customers without a reservation will not be allowed into the facility and will be turned away.

The City has imposed temporary resident-only parking zones in the neighborhoods closest to the store and enforcement for parking, traffic, and police patrol will be enhanced in this area of the City for the foreseeable future. Customers are advised to take the MBTA commuter rail to Salem and then take the ATG shuttle bus from the station to the store. The ATG shuttle bus will only transport customers with confirmation of a valid reservation and a photo ID.Do not drive to ATG.

Residents are encouraged to call the Salem Police at 978-744-1212to report illegally parked vehicles, trespassing, or any other nuisance behavior. In an emergency, dial 911

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