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In the following interview, we catch up with Jack to talk about Ermont’s business strategies, hiring policies, product development processes, and more!
It is probably safe to assume that at some point in the history of time, someone high on marijuana sank their teeth into a slice of pizza and wondered what it would be like to combine the two.
Now, a Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary has created such a culinary delight for patients who don't want to smoke their weed or eat it in the form of sweets or other edibles.
A Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary has created a culinary delight for patients who don’t want to smoke their pot or eat it in the form of sweets.
Quincy-based Ermont Inc. has been selling cannabis-infused pizza for about three weeks to rave reviews.
A Quincy, Massachusetts, dispensary has a new spin on marijuana-infused edibles: a pub-style cheese pizza.
Ermont, Inc., a non-profit medical marijuana dispensary that specializes in edibles, is now cooking up six-inch personal pizza pies infused with a 125mg dose of THC distillate.
Ermont, a Quincy-based medical marijuana operation, is adding a new product to its dispensary shelves this week: bottled cold brew coffee infused with 25 milligrams of THC, the cannabinoid, or chemical, that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties.
“For a long time I’ve been an avid cold brew coffee drinker myself,” says Seth Yaffe, Ermont’s operations manager. "I always really thought that it’d be a great way for patients to wake up in the morning and be able to take their medication by doing something that they normally would, like drinking a cup of coffee."
NEW YORK TIMES
On a chilly Wednesday in Quincy, the line was out the door, stretching into the parking lot of the industrial park. After being open for just two hours, Ermont had already sold $10,000 worth of products. Patients were lining up to buy pungent buds, as well as cannabis-infused olive oil, peanut butter and honey. Soon the dispensary will offer a deodorant that can get you high.
Today Ermont uses just about half of its retrofitted warehouse. But demand is so strong, the company expects it will soon take over the rest of the space to grow and process more plants.
Jack Hudson (left), CEO of Ermont, presents a check for $50,000 from Ermont to Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch (right). The community host agreement funds will be used for substance abuse education and a full time substance abuse coordinator.
BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
When Jack Hudson moved back to Massachusetts, he knew there was an opportunity to bring medical marijuana to the forefront and help more people. Four years and $6.5 million later, Ermont is serving 200 patients a day.
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The Ermont Cares Initiative features medical marijuana given to to local organizations. "We are proud to launch our Ermont Cares initiative with DOVE," said Scottie Gordon, Chief Operating Officer of Ermont, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of DOVE. "Being able to provide our patients with the medicine they need, while at the same time giving back to an organization that is so vital to our host city and surrounding communities, further helps us fulfill our mission to provide advocacy and relief for our community."
One user praised the edible products, particularly the coffee-pistachio fudge. Another had kind words for the "bud tenders," calling them "friendly and knowledgeable." A third simply said, "It got me high as a kite." As the comments illustrate, there really is an app for everything, even medical marijuana dispensaries.