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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%
Voted Yes
43%
Voted 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
  • 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

  • $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.

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

  • Boston Cannabis Board Licensing Process

    February 2021

  • HCA Negotiations

    March 2021

  • Provisional Licensure by CCC

    August 2021

  • Site Construction

    August 2021 - September 2022

  • Final Inspections

    October 2022

  • Open Doors

    November 2022

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 Orient Heights for several years while working at the Don Orione nursing home. 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.

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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