Prolific, LLC seeks to open cannabis dispensary in former Centre St. 7-Eleven space – Jamaica Plain Gazette

Prolific, LLC is looking to open a retail cannabis dispensary at 684-702 Centre St. in the former 7-Eleven space. 

CEO Eric Lawrence and Vice President Maya Gaul were on hand to make a presentation and answer questions and address comments from residents at a virtual city-sponsored meeting on July 19.

Lawrence, who said he is a “longtime Roxbury and Dorchester resident,” currently has an approved dispensary in Allston, and is seeking to open Prolific Cannabis in Jamaica Plain.

Prolific, LLC is an economic empowerment and Boston equity applicant, he said.

“Our vision at Prolific is to operate a sustainable, premium establishment that makes a social impact by providing living wage opportunities, offering full benefits, providing entrepreneurial mentorship, development, and we want to be able to positively affect those who have been disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition,” Lawrence said.

He also spoke about the company’s plan for diversity and inclusion. “We want to be able to create a workforce that really mirrors the communities from which we’re from,” he said. The team plans to hire residents from Jamaica Plain and Boston, especially those who are minority, women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. The team will also “source our materials

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