HOPEDALE – Uxbridge-based Caroline’s Cannabis is one step closer to opening an adult-use marijuana store in Hopedale.
“I think everyone was in agreement that obviously it’s a business we’d like to see operating here in town,” Town Administrator Steven Sette said Monday night. “It was just a matter of putting an agreement together so it works for everybody.”
Planned for the industrial park near Hopedale’s small airport, this would be the second Caroline’s Cannabis in Massachusetts. The first, which opened in March in Uxbridge, was the first woman-owned retail-only business licensed under the state’s adult-use law.
On Monday night, Hopedale selectmen signed a host community agreement with owner Caroline Frankel, securing 3% of the business’ annual gross revenue, to be paid quarterly.
The agreement lasts five years, at which point selectmen and Frankel can negotiate new terms.
“I would just like to thank the board this evening for executing a host agreement