A recreational cannabis delivery service that recently partnered with Berkshire Roots on Meridian Street in East Boston will hold a community outreach meeting on Tuesday, August 4.
Zip Run, the state’s first-ever recreational cannabis “delivery-only” retailer, will host the meeting online via Cisco Webex at 6 p.m. August 4. Residents can register for the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at bit.ly/publicmeetingziprun.
Elis Omoroghomwan, Zip Run’s Chief Growth Officer, said he is encouraging as many residents as he can to attend.
“We want to bring awareness to this monumental moment in the City of Boston,” said Omoroghomwan.
Omoroghomwan said Zip Run was recently granted a Social Equity Membership from the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) and the company’s pre-certification application to legally deliver cannabis in Massachusetts has been approved.
“We have established a partnership with Berkshire Roots in East Boston,” said Omoroghomwan. “We have created an on-demand delivery service via mobile application and website for recreational cannabis products. Zip Run has secured investments to help up-start our business. The Chief Executive Officer, Gabriel Vieira, and I grew up in communities of Boston that have been disproportionately affected by marijuana prohibition and enforcement. With help from the CCC, Gabriel has become a member of the social equity program, which grants individuals like us an opportunity to gain ownership within the cannabis industry. One of our goals is to further the CCC efforts by employing and empowering people that are from disproportionate areas to prevent the continuation of an inequitable status quo.”
Last Monday, Berkshire Roots became Eastie’s first retail adult-use marijuana shop after receiving its final license from the CCC to open shop at 253 Meridian St.
The 1,400 sq. ft. retail space on the first floor of a three story building is a sleek and stylish cannabis dispensary with façade improvement and subtle and understated signage.
Berkshire Roots received community support from the Eagle Hill Civic Association and was later granted a Conditional Use Permit by the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal last year.
The company is the largest grower of cannabis in Western Massachusetts and was the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Berkshire Roots became only the second adult use shop to open in Boston. Pure Oasis, an adult-use marijuana dispensary located in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Dorchester, opened in March.