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Leicester Selectmen Schedule Emergency Meeting Over Traffic At New Pot Shop

LEICESTER (CBS) – The Leicester Board of Selectmen will hold an emergency meeting on Monday night to discuss traffic concerns caused by a large number of customers at the town's new recreational marijuana shop.

In a notice on Sunday, selectmen said the emergency meeting was called "to address potential traffic, parking, and public safety concerns" surrounding Cultivate on Main Street. Open Meeting Law requires more than 48 hours notice for a meeting except on an emergency basis.

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Customers waited in a very long line in the cold on Black Friday to get into Cultivate, a recreational marijuana store in Leicester, Nov. 23, 2018. (WBZ-TV)

"These concerns became relevant only after it was determined the initial rush of customers to the business would be great and longer in duration than initially forecast," the notice reads. "This meeting is called to discuss options to address said concerns in a timely basis."

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Cultivate opened on Tuesday and business has been booming since. Customers have waited in line for hours each day. On opening day, Cultivate served over 1,000 customers.

"We are seeing an extended period of high volume sales at Cultivate. While that is really exciting, the most important thing to us is that we are being good neighbors in the community. We will be working with the town to improve parking and continue to make this rollout as smooth as possible," the company said in a statement Monday morning.

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