GREENFIELD — Three years after gaining its local permits, Patriot Care will cut the ribbon Monday at its downtown medical marijuana dispensary.
Patriot care, with its dispensaries in Boston and Lowell — where the cannabis is grown — gained a special permit from the Greenfield Zoning Board of Appeals in May of 2015. The American Legion Hall off Wells Street then sat vacant for months.
Patriot Care CEO Bob Mayerson said the lengthy delay in opening was due to the condition of the building, reports the Greenfield Recorder.
The dispensary’s host community agreement includes $10,000 to the Greenfield Education Foundation and $25,000 a year in lieu of taxes. Patriot Care also promised to donate 15 percent of its proceeds to local charities.
“We are a proud participant of all the communities we participate in,” Mayerson recently told the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.
Patriot Care in 2015 described security measures it would deploy at its Greenfield dispensary.
Mayor Bill Martin plans to lead the ribbon-cutting April 30 at 9:30 a.m. The dispensary is located at 17 Legion Way, behind the Green Fields Market.