Cannabis dispensary trying to open on Millbrook Street, finally – Worcester Business Journal

Another new cannabis dispensary wants to open at 56 Millbrook St. in Worcester. The owners of the building, Joseph Kachuroi and Patrick Murphy, have begun applying for the necessary permit. 

Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., had planned to open a dispensary at the location – and even had a sign installed –  but never did because Trulieve Cannabis Corp. acquired Harvest in October 2021 and the plans had to be abandoned because it would have given Trulieve more than the three legally allowed adult-use dispensaries in Massachusetts. Trulieve already operated dispensaries in Framingham, Northampton, and another one in Worcester.  

Kachuroi and Murphy created Cannabis of Worcester LLC as the name of their business but have not decided on a name for the retail storefront they hope to open. The building was built out and prepared in anticipation of opening a new dispensary, so it is ready to open once all of the permits are transferred to Cannabis of Worcester. Harvest had obtained a license from the Cannabis Control Commission in May 2020 before the Trulieve acquisition, and the license expired in June.

Joshua Lee Smith, a partner at Worcester law firm Bowditch & Dewey who is representing Kachuroi and

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