Core Cannabis/SEED dispensary to host Gay Pride Block Party Sunday

On Sunday, June 27 Seed, Jamaica Plain’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary and the nation’s first Social Justice Cannabis Museum that opened in Hyde Square back in March, will host a free block party to celebrate Pride Month. 

As Boston’s first women-owned adult-use cannabis dispensary and ally of the LGBTQ community, Core Cannabis/Seed is inviting the Jamaica Plain community to come down to Perkins Street between Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue for a day of music, food, games, contests and prizes. 

CEO of Core/Seed April Arrasate said there will be live entertainment all day long with performances by The Chops, The Ray Liriano Experience, and the legendary Rick Berlin & the Nickel & Dime Band. 

“Boston LGBTQ activist, DJ Ayo’Buelo, will be keeping the vibes going throughout the day with uptempo music, and joining the party as our master of ceremonies is the entertainer and self-described “inter-gay-lactic space alien” Vice V’Ersatile,” said Arrasate.  

Attendees are encouraged to dress up in festive Pride garb and enter the costume contest during the event. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants. 

“The party will be capped off with an extravagant Drag Show performance hosted by the infamous and legendary Mizery McRae and her bevy of beauties,” said Arrasate. 

Arrasate said the block party will be family friendly and Seed will set up a “family-friendly” zone that will include games, face painting, and more while adults will have the opportunity to interact with well-known cannabis brands like Pax, Rythm, Levia, and Bountiful Farms, in a 21+ lounge located within the event. 

On March 13 Core Cannabis/Seed became Jamaica Plain’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary and the nation’s first Social Justice Cannabis Museum. Core Cannabis’s Seed Dispensary and attached Social Justice Cannabis Museum opened at 401 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain with a ribbon cutting that included the dispensary and museums founders, staff and Acting-Mayor of Boston Kim Janey. 

The unique dispensary has already gained national recognition for being the first dispensary in the US with a social justice museum attached to the project. 

One of the first exhibits featured Boston native Niambe McIntosh, daughter of legendary Jamaican Reggae Musician, former Wailer and cannabis activist, Peter Tosh.

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