Marijuana Dispensary Targeting June Opening Date in Forest Hills

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.

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Jamaica Plain Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Opening on March 13

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.

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JP Marijuana Dispensary Virtual Job Fair on Jan. 29

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 eponce@jpndc.org.

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AAA Appliances May Relocate Due to Proposed Marijuana Biz

A newly proposed recreational-medical marijuana business may take over the space of longtime Jamaica Plain business, AAA Appliances, which has been at its current location since around 1970. The owner of AAA Appliances, Eleonore Grassa, is also the owner of the 767-773 Centre St. block, and has signed a letter of intent with Giving Tree Health Center, said Brian Bairos, Giving Tree's board president, director, CEP and head of cultivation. An employee at AAA Appliances said that the business is not closing, and that it would either relocate to another Jamaica Plain location or possibly West Roxbury. AAA Appliances has been in Jamaica Plain for around 60 years, first in Hyde Square and in its current location since the 1970s.

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No Reefer Madness in JP, Mostly Just Parking Concerns

Earlier this week, a recreational marijuana company, Core Empowerment, gained approval by Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals, bringing it one step closer to opening in Jamaica Plain. The next step is for Core Empowerment to appear in front of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) to get a license to open. Co-owner Tomas Gonzalez said no date has been set for a CCC meeting. Core has also signed a lease to go into a long-vacant basement level commercial space in Hyde Square. And for the most part there hasn’t been much reefer madness about a recreational marijuana company opening in Jamaica Plain.

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