THE HISTORY OF Cannabis in Boston
Recreational marijuana, also known as adult-use marijuana, was first legalized in Colorado and Washington in 2012. In Massachusetts, 2008 saw the decriminalization of Marijuana, and the legalization of Recreational Cannabis came in 2016. Through the efforts of stalwart advocates such as City Council President Kim Janey, Boston enacted legislation to form the Boston Cannabis Board in November of 2019, whose role is to approve all Cannabis businesses in the City of Boston. Boston welcomed it's first Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in the Spring of 2020, with several more applicants in the pipeline.
Community members have attended our outreach meetings
Letters of support from Boston residents, mainly residents from Roxbury
Raised from people of color residing in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park
Have questions? We have answers.
How many people have attended community meetings?
Interfaced with more than 400 community members including 154 at City Sponsored Community Outreach Meeting. Have received ~500 letters of support from Boston residents, mainly residents from Roxbury
How much funding has been raised to date?
$700,000 raised from people of color residing in Boston's Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattappan and Hyde Park neighborhoods
Where have your investors come from?
Roxbury, Boston and Dorchester MA