MARSHFIELD – This week, a sign will go up on Route 139 for a business that’s truly the first of its kind in Marshfield: a recreational marijuana dispensary called South Shore Buds.
“Our hope is, that when all is said and done, everyone in Marshfield is like, ‘This is great, this is the best thing that ever happened,’ ” owner Ben Virga said. “The members of the select board are all very supportive and think this is a good thing for the town. We’re very lucky.”
Virga’s company received approval from town officials last year to build the facility at 985 Plain St., formerly home to Buckles and Boards. Construction started in January and with work nearly complete, Virga hopes to submit final paperwork to the state Cannabis Control Commission in the coming weeks. He is aiming for a September opening.
Marshfield is one of a few communities on the South Shore that did not vote to ban dispensaries after recreational marijuana was legalized by state voters.