May 12, 2022 — Ayr Wellness Inc. (CSE: AYR.A, OTCQX: AYRWF) (“Ayr” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, announced that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC” or the “Commission”) has granted a final license for the sale of adult-use cannabis at its AYR Back Bay dispensary in Boston. The CCC voted to grant the final license at its meeting on May 12, 2022.
“Our Boylston Street dispensary is the first adult-use dispensary in the Back Bay – one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city,” said Jonathan Sandelman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ayr. “Located directly across from the Prudential Center, one of Boston’s premier shopping destinations which receives 60,000 visitors per day, next to the Apple Store, and surrounded by destination bars and restaurants set within one of Boston’s premier residential communities, we believe this will be one of our highest-traffic retail locations across the country.”
“Ayr was built on the premise that business can aspire to be more than just a good neighbor. It can also be a platform to serve as a Force for Good in our local communities and broader world. We are excited for the opportunity to be leaders investing in Back Bay and surrounding communities in Greater Boston. For those of you who have followed our journey, you know how excited we’ve been to take this step, and now we look forward to opening AYR Back Bay’s doors in June.”
The Boston dispensary executed a Host Community Agreement (“HCA”) with the City of Boston’s Cannabis Board on November 16, 2020. The Company executed two additional HCAs in the Greater Boston area in October 2020 — one in Watertown and a second in Somerville, where the Company currently operates a medical dispensary. Ayr will continue to work closely with the CCC to move toward final approval to commence adult-use operations at all three locations.
About Ayr Wellness Inc.
Ayr is an expanding vertically integrated, U.S. multi-state cannabis operator. Based on the belief that everything starts with the quality of the plant, the Company’s mission is to cultivate the finest quality cannabis at scale and deliver remarkable experiences to its customers every day.
Ayr’s leadership team brings proven expertise in growing successful businesses through disciplined operational and financial management, and is committed to driving positive impact for customers, employees and the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.ayrwellness.com.