City of Framingham Approves Extended Hours For Marijuana Retailer

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham has agreed to allow Cultivate Leicester Inc. to extend its operating hours for its retail marijuana business for a six-month pilot period, according to Chief Operating Officer Thatcher Kezer III.

The operating hours under the Host Community Agreements for all retail marijuana businesses was set from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days per week.

“In response to a request from Cultivate to extend those hours, the City as agreed to the six-month pilot allowing retail operations to run from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. The extended operating hours will begin February 1 and expire on July 31,” wrote Kezer to the 11-member City Council.

“The six-month pilot allows the city to assess the impact of the extended hours and make a determination at the end of the pilot whether to allow the continued extended hours. Other marijuana retail businesses in Framingham will be afforded the same six-month pilot once they have been operating satisfactorily for six months and have passed a security review by the Framingham Police Department,” wrote Kezer.

Cultivate is located at 250 Worcester Road (Route 9) in Framingham.

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