WAREHAM — The opening of recreational marijuana sales in Wareham on Tuesday has been postponed by the state.

CapeCod.com reports that due to an “unexpected delay at the state level,” Verilife will not be opening its doors for recreational sales on Tuesday, December 18.

“We had an unexpected delay at the state level, but the Commission has been very responsive and great to work with thus far, and I expect they’ll give us the green light very soon,” said Verilife Executive Director Shelley Stormo.

“Once we receive the signed commencement of operations letter we will be able to open three days later. We are certainly ready to go from a local and business perspective.

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission issued a notice to commence full operations to the business on December 12 during its final state inspection.

Verilife had been expecting a massive turnout for the originally scheduled opening day and had been working with the town to implement temporary measured to combat traffic congestion. The store planned to have expanded hours on Tuesday with doors open from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. before turning over to normal operating hours.

According to an update from the State House News Service, the Cannabis Control Commission issued another notice on Monday authorizing Verilife to begin selling recreational marijuana to adults 21 or older. Both stores can open as early as Friday, according to the commission.

Verilife is located at 112 Main Street in Wareham.

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