HOLYOKE, MASS. (WWLP) – Holyoke’s first adult-use cannabis store opened Monday in the downtown area.

According to a news release sent to 22News, the new cannabis store is located on 380 Dwight Street and is the second establishment open under the Canna Provisions banner. The store is in a 150-year-old historic former commercial paper mill.

CEO Meg Sanders told 22News Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is a big supporter and they’re both hoping this new business will help revitalize the city, “It’s not often that you find thoughtful government that really wants to utilize a particular industry to help and this is something that we know, we know when you bring a cannabis store to a town that other industry follows.”

Morse hopes the store will bring great cannabis jobs to the city for its residents. So far, the new store has offered over 30 new jobs and several candidates are already on track for long term management positions.

The dispensary is open for in-store purchases but preorders are encouraged to help maintain social distancing.

MAP: Dwight Street