MIAMI, Florida, Nov. 28, 2022 – PRESS RELEASE – Ayr Wellness Inc., a vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, has began adult-use sales alongside its established medical sales at its Somerville, Mass., retail location.
Located at 240 Elm St in Somerville, Sira Naturals is located within the bustling Davis Square–home to many of the community’s favorite restaurants and shops and just minutes from Tufts and Harvard universities. The dispensary is located in one of the most densely populated areas of Boston and is easily accessed via the Davis Square Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority stop. Ayr’s retail footprint in Massachusetts now includes AYR Back Bay serving adult-use consumers; AYR Watertown and Sira Naturals Somerville, which serve both medical patients and adult-use consumers; and Sira Naturals Needham serving medical patients.
“We are excited to add adult-use sales to our Somerville location, introducing our portfolio of high-quality branded products to more cannabis consumers, as we continue to serve our loyal medical patients at this location,” said Jonathan Sandelman, founder and CEO of Ayr. “We are grateful to our neighbors in Somerville, who have been phenomenal partners from the first day Sira Naturals opened to serve medical patients in 2017. We look forward to further strengthening our place in the community and being a force for good in Somerville.”
Sira Naturals and Ayr Wellness have been dedicated to enacting positive change in the Somerville community. As a member of the Medical Marijuana Community Benefits Association (CBA), the company collaboratively developed prevention, diversion and mental health policy and programs for children and young adults. As a founding member of CulivatED, the company strengthened its commitment to social justice in Somerville by focusing on equity for those most disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition. Through these memberships and other community initiatives, Ayr remains committed to the tradition of social justice and community service as a Force for Good within the Somerville community and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“We are grateful to the City of Somerville for creating an adult use cannabis program grounded in social justice and equity – concepts that underlie Ayr’s voluntary community partnerships with the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) and UFCW local 1445,” Sandelman said. “Community is the most important aspect of our business, as it defines who we are as a company. Now, as we welcome adult-use consumers to our Somerville location, we look forward to creating even stronger ties to the local community.”