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Leicester Residents Complain Of Traffic Around New Marijuana Shop

Cars wait on Main Street to park in a lot about a quarter of a mile away from Cultivate on the pot shop's opening day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Cars wait on Main Street to park in a lot about a quarter of a mile away from Cultivate on the pot shop's opening day. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Officials in the central Massachusetts town of Leicester say they'll meet Tuesday with workers from the new recreational pot shop there to discuss how to ease traffic concerns.

On Monday night, residents complained to town officials that Leicester has been overrun by Cultivate's customers and hours-long traffic jams since the store opened last week.

Town Administrator David Genereux says their roads weren't designed to keep up with the high volume of traffic.

"Residents in the area would like things to go back to the way they were before Cultivate opened," he said. "I don't think we're going to be able to do that in the short term, but in the long term we're very comfortable that Cultivate is going to just be another business in the area."

Police say Cultivate has added more parking and is paying for a police detail.

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