The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its December meeting on Tuesday, December 15 via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda.
Rasta Rootz Cannabis Dispensary 21 Broad Street exterior and entranceway—The proposed site for Rasta Rootz cannabis dispensary.
Fernando Bent-Mullings, Co-Founder and CEO of Rasta Rootz, gave a detailed presentation on his company’s proposed cannabis dispensary at 21 Broad Street.
The dispensary would consist of basement offices, an express checkout with a waiting area, and additional floors featuring budtenders (staff members) providing consultation and sales.
Rasta Rootz would sell, but not manufacture cannabis products, and blend into the fabric of the Wharf District according to Bent-Mullings, who emphasized wanting to drive business to surrounding establishments through customer discounts.
WDC Executive Director Susanne Lavoie asked about whether security on would be present at the entranceway, Bent-Mullings affirmed that there would be.
In terms of next steps, Bent-Mullings pointed to the upcoming public meeting on Thursday evening and seeking a community host agreement.
Verdant Cannabis Dispensary
Following his appearance at November’s meeting, Former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, Founder and CEO of Verdant Medical Inc., updated the WDC on steps taken following the feedback he received for his proposed cannabis dispensary at 150 State Street.
Jackson covered concerns on excessive queuing, security, public safety and outside consumption as well as potential parking and traffic impacts.
Declaring that he’s been in conversation with The Greenway, Jackson announced that Verdant has expressed an interest in sponsoring an additional park ranger.
Both Rasta Rootz and Verdant Medical Inc. would later be discussed at the during the WDC’s executive session.
Carrie DeWitt. Director of Community Engagement at the Boston Public Market (BPM) stopped by to discuss