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.
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.
There will be a community meeting tonight hosted by a medical marijuana company wanting to open a dispensary on Hyde Park Avenue. The company is also scheduled to speak at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Sept. 26th meeting. The Massachusetts Patient Foundation (MPF) will be holding a meeting tonight at 6:30 pm at Brassica Kitchen + Cafe (3710 Washington St.). MPF is proposing a dispensary at 54A Hyde Park Ave that would be roughly 1,500 sq.
A medical marijuana company wanting to open a dispensary on Hyde Park Avenue will appear at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council on June 27. The Massachusetts Patient Foundation (MPF) spoke at the JPNC on May 23 to "introduce themselves," said Joseph Lekach, an adviser for Massachusetts Patient Foundation. He added personnel have already met with the 4Ws Neighborhood Association4, as well as the neighborhood watch. The company previously proposed to open a dispensary at 561 Centre St., in Jamaica Plain, but after speaking at a community meeting it was learned there was a daycare within 500 feet. Massachusetts medical marijuana laws state dispensaries must be at least 500 feet away from a daycare.
I was in the police station Wednesday picking up the cop log and happened into a man reporting that he'd found a marijuana-laced gummy bear. I lead a sheltered life and hadn't seen one before. They're packaged like a commercial candy and probably came from one of the jurisdictions where marijuana is legal or allowed for medical use. Of course Massachusetts will soon be one of those jurisdictions, but the pot dispensaries haven't opened yet. This particular candy was labeled "LGH" and had a cherry flavor.