SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The 6 Bricks Cannabis dispensary in Springfield opened on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a reception.

According to the 6 Bricks website, they are a cannabis dispensary located in Springfield. It is a black, local, and family-owned business, which is the first of its kind in the industry.

The name 6 Bricks is about one member of the Shubrick family, and four of them are on the executive board. Payton Shubrick, the CEO, and founder wanted to have her family at the forefront of what 6 Bricks represents and will become in the future. Shubrick wanted to prove that there is space in the industry for a family-owned, black-owned dispensary.

“Yeah, being a black woman opening a cannabis dispensary in Springfield Massachusetts, means a lot, not only for my family and to the community showing up today,” expressed Shubrick. She calls this an exciting time and looks forward to accomplishing quite a lot in the emerging Cannabis market.

The grand opening celebration started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at 1860 Main Street in Springfield. There was also a reception at White Lion Brewery in Springfield at 3:00 p.m. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno was at the grand opening along with Payton Shubrick.