Medical marijuana dispensary Apothca is holding a grand opening on March 9 in Forest Hills. "Apothca is a premiere destination for quality curated cannabis and extremely personalized service from our sales associates. We always prioritize our patients (even when we do have adult-use) and make sure we are able to offer them the best medicine at the best prices," said Joseph Lekach, Chief Executive Officer of Apothca. "Our Boston dispensary is located right across the street from the Forest Hills MBTA Station which means that locals and commuters can easily hop off the train or bus to purchase the medicine and jump right back on." The dispensary is located at 54 Hyde Park Ave.
Jamaica Plain's Core Empowerment Social Justice Cannabis Museum is collaboration with the city to offer a series of free introductory informational sessions on the cannabis industry. The objective of the January sessions is to increase equity amongst Boston based cannabis licensees and applicants. “As we build a cannabis industry in our city, it’s crucial to uplift the communities that have lived the harms of previous marijuana laws and enforcement,” said Mayor Michelle Wu via press release. “I encourage all interested entrepreneurs to use these resources to ensure equitable growth for this emerging industry.”
Boston passed an ordinance establishing equitable regulation of the cannabis industry in 2019. That ordinance developed policies and procedures to encourage communities disproportionately by the War on Drugs, such as Black and Latino communities, to own dispensaries.
A marijuana company is hoping to open for medical sales in June on Hyde Park Avenue, and eventually for recreational use. "Right now, we are close to finishing the build-out of the store and expect to open for medical sales in June," said Joseph Lekach, Chief Executive Officer of Apothca, to Jamaica Plain News. "We are currently working our way through the City of Boston’s process on adding a co-located adult-use dispensary as well and do not yet have a timeline for that." Apothca reached a host agreement with the city for medical marijuana in January 2019 for their location at 54A Hyde Park Ave. Apothca operates two medical/recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts, one in Lynn and one in Arlington.
It's been a long time coming, but it looks like Jamaica Plain will finally have an open recreational marijuana dispensary. Tomas Gonzalez, Chief Operating Officer of Core Cannabis LLC told Jamaica Plain News that the company will be opening its store Seed at 401A Centre St. in Hyde Square on Saturday, March 13 at 11 am to the public. They will be holding a soft opening on March 6 for friends, family, and invited guests. The approximate 6,000 sq.
There will be a virtual job fair on Friday hiring for retail positions for the marijuana dispensary that will be opening later this year. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and the Office of Returning Citizens are co-hosting the job fair this Friday at 10 am. The Core dispensary will be opening the only adult-use marijuana business in Jamaica Plain in early 2021. Register for free to attend the virtual job fair at jpndc.org/corejobfair. You can email questions to Enrique Ponce at firstname.lastname@example.org.