TAUNTON — “Rec” is finally for real in Taunton.

On Monday, Commonwealth Alternative Care became the first of up to eight marijuana dispensaries licensed to sell pot to recreational users. The 30 Mozzone Blvd. business has been selling marijuana to folks with medical cards for more than three years.

Dave German, general manager of Taunton operations, gave a tour of the recreational and medical shop at the front of the company’s sprawling location, which includes 100,000 square feet where they grow weed and manufacture pot products.

“We’re excited with the new recreational sales ability, so welcome to our dispensary,” German said Monday.

Commonwealth Alternative Care was the first business that Taunton City Council awarded a retail license, way back in October 2019. Since then, approvals at the state and city level dragged on as nearby communities opened retail pot shops.