Medical Marijuana Dispensary Has Host Agreement for Hyde Park Avenue Location

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A medical marijuana dispensary has a host agreement with the city of Boston for a Hyde Park Avenue location, which would allow it to open up for business later this year in Jamaica Plain.

Before the company, Apothca, Inc., opens in Boston, it must get approval from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to grant its application to move its dispensary in Holyoke to Jamaica Plain.

The city and Apothca, a company that has dispensaries in Lynn, Arlington and Oregon, agreed to a host agreement on Oct. 19, 2018 for a location at 54A Hyde Park Ave.

Financially, Apothca agreed to make quarterly payments of 3 percent of its gross revenue after the end of each quarter of the year for five years, according to the host agreement. The company also must provide the city with an annual report after each fiscal year showing its gross revenue.

The dispensary agreed to operate Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday. It will not be open on legal holidays in Massachusetts.

If the medical marijuana were to open at its location it would not prevent another marijuana dispensary from opening in Jamaica Plain because the Boston zoning code states that dispensaries must be at least 1/2 mile away from each other. The  proposed recreational marijuana dispensary in Hyde Square is farther than 1/2 mile away.