The Mayor sent a letter to the City Council announcing that she intends to sign two provisional Host Community Agreements (HCA) with two marijuana retailers, Cypress Tree Managements, LLC (24-26 Ellliot Street) and Ascend Mass, LLC (58 Cross Street – also known as 1089 Washington Street, the former Beacon Hill Athletic Club – (CEO is former Suffolk County District Attorney, former Suffolk County Sheriff and former Executive Secretary of Public Safety and Security, Andrea Cabral). Two other applicants were rejected: Ikanik Farms – 1081 Washington Street and CNA Stores, Inc. – 747 Beacon Street.
The Mayor created a Marijuana Host Community Agreement Advisory Group (Advisory Group) consisting of representatives from Planning and Development, Law, Police, Health and Human Services, Transportation and the Mayor’s office to meet with applicants and provide a recommendation on whether to grant a provisional Host Community Agreement. See Mayor’s HCA Review Process. The HCA is provisional until the completion of the City Council’s special permit process. Cypress Tree Management has already filed a special permit application with the City Council which was approved by the Land Use Committee (see Report) and will be voted by the City Council TONIGHT.