On Sunday, June 12 Core Cannabis/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, hosted their second annual 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 invited 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 attendees were encouraged to dress up in festive Pride garb and enter the costume contest during the event. There were prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants.
Last year 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 former 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.