Jamaica Plain’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary will host a soft grand opening on Saturday, March 6. 

Core Cannabis Dispensary, located in Hyde Square, has already gained national recognition for being the first dispensary in the US with a Social Justice Cannabis Museum attached to the project. 

Back in June, Core made headlines when the operators commissioned a mural of George Floyd that was painted by artist Alexander Golob on the side of Core’s building. Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolic police officer sparked widespread protests against systemic racism and calls for police reform over the summer. 

“The Social Justice Cannabis Museum is a very unique aspect of this cannabis shop,” said Core’s CEO April Arrasate. “We have a curating council of six people that are experts in social justice– an Ivy League professors, best Selling authors and they will help to curate various exhibits.”

Arrasate said once the shop is open the first exhibition at the museum will be about incarceration in America and how that has been impacted by cannabis prohibition and the drug war.

“Core is just trying to give people an understanding of what incarceration is like in this

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