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Worcester pot shop approved for delivery

March 25, 2021
By Grant Welker from Worcester Business Journal


The planned shop, called Major Bloom, previously received regulatory approval from the city. On Wednesday, it got approval to expand beyond retail and manufacturing uses to also include delivery.....

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Major Bloom cannabis store on Millbury Street, Brazzier and City Donuts, all approved for common victualer licenses


March 4, 2020
By Isabel Sami from Telegram


Ulysses Youngblood, co-founder of Major Bloom, said the license was necessary because the business will be creating infused products separately from the retail section of the store. This is the first product manufacturer in Worcester requesting a common victualer license, according to Steve Rolle of the commission....

‘There’s no financing’: Cannabis equity applicants look forward to home delivery, but struggle with startup costs


February 17, 2021
By Melissa Hanson from MassLive


“It’s a blessing,” Youngblood said. “I think it helps to be in a position, to be in that same category of redevelopment with the baseball stadium, the peanut, so we’re really just doing our small part.”....

Worcester marijuana dispensary seeks food license

February 16, 2021
By Monica Busch from Worcester Business Journal


Major Bloom plans to primarily use the license to cover cannabis infusion processes, for products like infused pre-rolls, edibles and infused drinks and tinctures, according to co-founder and president Ulysses Youngblood.....

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Top 10 in 2020: Marijuana businesses growing in Attleboro area

Dec 21, 2020
By George W Rhodes from The Sun Chronicle


Major Bloom Inc. has city permits to sell manufacture and grow marijuana at 20 John Williams St., which is the site of another former jewelry business Guyot Bros. The company has a provisional license from the state to sell recreational marijuana at the same place.....

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An equitable cannabis industry comes from lowering barriers to entry, not good intentions


Dec 15, 2020
By Laury Lucien Star-Ledger Guest Columnist


As the 12th state to legalize cannabis, New Jersey is positioned to learn from a decade’s worth of experiences to create a racially and socially just industry. As currently written, New Jersey’s bill to implement legalization repeats some of the mistakes that have led to an inequitable cannabis industry in state after state, including my home state of Massachusetts....

‘We’re talking about restorative justice;’ Marijuana business applicants, advocates call out for more equity in Massachusetts cannabis industry


July 16, 2020
By Melissa Hanson from MassLive


Laury Lucien, a co-owner of the marijuana retail business Major Bloom in Worcester, said equity applicants that are trying to open a cannabis company in Massachusetts are fighting a unicorn. And that unicorn, Lucien said, is stigma rooted in ignorance and racism....

New pot shop proposed for County Street in Attleboro

Jul 7, 2020
By George W Rhodes from The Sun Chronicle


Meanwhile, Major Bloom LLC has a provisional license from the CCC and a special permit from the city to open a retail pot shop at 20 John Williams St. when renovations are complete....

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Major Bloom seeks permit for marijuana store on Millbury Street in Worcester


May 6, 2020
By Nick Kotsopoulos from Telegram


Major Bloom LLC has filed a petition with the Planning Board seeking a special permit to operate what would be the 13th adult-use marijuana store in the city...

This Massachusetts marijuana company plans to sell apparel and more online to support local non-profits, before opening for pot sales


Feb 27, 2020
By Melissa Hanson from MassLive


But beyond that selection of curated merchandise, Ulysses Youngblood, the co-founder and president of Major Bloom, said the e-commerce store will be a driver to work with non-profit organizations.....

‘WE JUST WANT TO DO OUR BUSINESS;’ FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT APPLICANTS, CHALLENGES IN OPENING MARIJUANA SHOPS INCLUDE SPEED, FUNDING AND OBTAINING HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS


January 23, 2020
By Melissa Hanson from MassLive


One thing just about everyone involved in Massachusetts’ burgeoning marijuana industry can agree on is that the process has been slow. But is the process moving at an even more sluggish pace for certain applicants? It depends on who you ask...

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HERE'S WHY WORCESTER COUNTY IS DOMINATING THE STATE’S BURGEONING CANNABIS INDUSTRY

January 2, 2020 
By Anna Kusmer from WGBH


Laury Lucien wants her pot shop in downtown Worcester, Mass., to be more than a business. She wants to create culture. “How I feel when I see the design we picked out, it feels like Spike Lee in Brooklyn, with jazz music and the brick,” said Lucien, 33, who is also an attorney specializing in cannabis regulation and policy. “That’s kind of the vibe we’re going for in this space. We’re trying to make this part of our culture.”...

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ATTLEBORO ZONING BOARD GETS POT SHOP AUTHORITY

April 28, 2019 
By George W Rhodes from The Sun Chronicle


Special permits needed to open marijuana businesses in Attleboro are now under the jurisdiction of the zoning board of appeals. City councilors gave up oversight of pot shops on an 11-0 vote last week, saying the “heavy lifting” of creating regulations and ushering in the new businesses has been done...

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STATE LAWMAKERS LOOK TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLICIT MARIJUANA SALES

April 11, 2019
By Paris Alston and Callum Borchers from wbur.org

Featuring Major Bloom Co-Founder Laury Lucien Legal, recreational marijuana stores have been operating in Massachusetts since November. Fifteen stores have licenses, yet three quarters of marijuana sales remain underground...

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