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Our Mission

Inspired by East Boston residents, our mission is to provide a wide variety of locally sourced quality products, while ensuring that each customer has a safe and rewarding experience. We pride ourselves on the local roots we bring to this cannabis establishment in order to ensure that our team exceeds expectations by providing a beneficial service to our customers and the community. 

57%
Yes
43%
No

Question 4 Election Results
East Boston

Proposed Facility

  • Retail Cannabis Establishment
  • Located 1006 Bennington Street, East Boston
  • Approximately 1,300 sq. ft of retail space including waiting area lobby
  • Walking distance to MBTA Blue Line station and bus stops
  • Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday – Sunday
  • 15 – 20 employees, locally hired
  • Product Delivery / Cash Pickup will occur on Breed Street through rear of building
  • Parking with 411 spaces at Orient Heights/Barnes Avenue lot (“…generally available throughout the weekday.”)

Facility Preview

Cannabis in Massachusetts

  • 3000 +/- applications
  • 321 completed applications
  • $55M in total gross sales since November 2018
  • 10 are currently HCA approved in Boston

Industry Figures & Facts

  • All persons must be 21+ in the retail store (including employees).
  • Marijuana consumption is not allowed in public places. Any customers doing so will be banned from the facility.
  • Retailers are prohibited from selling products containing nicotine or alcohol.
  • Retailers must utilize seed to sale tracking systems.
  • Signage, displays, or advertising of any material or products that depict marijuana is strictly prohibited.
  • Retailers cannot sell more than 1 ounce of flower or 5 grams of concentrate per transaction.

Community Benefits

Job creation

Approximately 15 - 20 positions

Security

Enhanced security in and outside the facility

ENGAGEMENT

Community engagement and support for local initiatives

community

Host Community Agreement with City of Boston and increased tax revenue​

CHARITY

Charitable contributions

EDUCATION

Educational seminars


Timeline

  • Initial FIlings with the City

    Jan. 2019 - Feb. 2019

  • Community Outreach

    March 2019 - April 2019

  • HCA Negotiations

    November 2020

  • Provisional Licensure by CCC

    May 2021

  • Site Construction

    May 2021 - September 2021

  • Final Inspections

    October 2021

  • Open Doors

    November 2021

Executive Team

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Nicole Modica

A resident of East Boston, and real estate professional, Nikki lives and owns the building in which the proposed dispensary will be located.
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Tracy Monterisi

Tracy lived in the neighborhood for several years while working at the Don Orione nursing home on Orient Ave. Her grandfather, Sergio, grew up on Cottage Street.
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Lorraine Curry

Lorraine is a life-long resident of East Boston, and is an active member of the Gove Neighborhood Association.
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James Schena, Jr.

Jimmy has operated the Tufts Tobacco store located at 1006 Bennington, for over two decades. His experience operating within a highly regulated industry is critical to the company’s successful implementation of its plans.
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Mike P. Ross

A resident of East Boston since 2014, and a former City Councilor, Mike is currently a real estate attorney at Prince Lobel Tye LLP and co-chairs the cannabis industry group, having experience in licensing over 20 dispensaries throughout Massachusetts.
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Daniel Linksey

Former Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department, 27-year veteran of the force, and lifetime resident of Boston, Dan is currently the managing director of Kroll’s Security Risk Management practice, and is head of the Boston office.
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Salvatore LaMattina

Sal is a lifelong resident of East Boston and the former district City Councilor. Sal will work with the community to ensure that the company’s operations are a positive benefit to residents and the neighborhood.
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Karolina Chorvath

A resident of East Boston since 2014, Karolina is a Boston based journalist as well as a medical marijuana patient and advocate.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prepare and follow a detailed set of written operating procedures approved by the State.
  • Handle and process marijuana in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Properly remove litter and waste so as to minimize the development of odor and minimize the potential for waste attracting and harboring pests. 
  • Prepare and follow a detailed set of written operating procedures approved by the State.
  • Handle and process marijuana in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Properly remove litter and waste so as to minimize the development of odor and minimize the potential for waste attracting and harboring pests. 
  • Customers must be above 21 years of age.
  • Employees are required to pass a series of state and national background checks all of which is regularly reviewed by state agency.
  • Law enforcement and state officials are allowed access.
  • Two-door entry way to ensure only approved persons may enter the facility.
  • A description of the Marijuana Establishment’s hours of operation and after-hours contact information shall be provided to the Cannabis Control Commission and made available to law enforcement officials upon request.
  • Employing a live security guard during dispensary hours.
  • Granting access to video access feeds to state and local police departments.
  • Architectural and Operational Security measures address items such as perimeter barriers, lighting, critical building services, spatial adjacencies, control barriers, as well as staff and public access.
  • Electronic Security measures address items such as access control and alarm monitoring, video surveillance, and security communications.
  • Developing security protocols and systems that exceed the requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Implementing and patrolling state of the art interior and exterior video surveillance systems, alarms, and duress systems.
  • Utilizing redundant systems that operate even in the instance of a power outage.

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