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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.
Question 4 Election Results
- Retail Cannabis Establishment
- Located 1006 Bennington Street, East Boston
- Approximately 1,300 sq. ft of retail space
- 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.”)
Cannabis in Massachusetts
- $1.18 Billion Dollars in Gross Sales since first sale in November of 2018
- 32 Retail HCA’s Approved in Boston (Adult and Medical)
- 99 Operating Retail Establishments in Massachusetts
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.
Initial FIlings with the City
Jan. 2019 - Feb. 2019
March 2019 - April 2019
Boston Cannabis Board Licensing Process
Provisional Licensure by CCC
August 2021 - September 2022
James Schena, Jr.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will you address nuisance abatement?
- 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.
What is included in your diversion prevention process?
- Use of state approved seed to sale tracking system.
- Development of chain of custody policies and procedures approved by the state.
- Daily product delivery using unmarked vehicles and randomized routes.
- Anti-diversion training for employees.
- Right to deny sales to any individual.
- Utilization of appropriate packaging and labeling.
- Redundant I.D. checks within facility.
- Storage of Marijuana in compliance with 935 CMR 500.105(11).
What are the security measures that will be taken?
- 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.
- ID checks at the point of entry and at the point of sale, to ensure only approved persons enter the facility and purchase products.
- 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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