The Vineyard’s first cannabis dispensary quietly began doing business over the weekend, while a second is planning to launch in early August.
Crosby Nest and Bethany Eyrick are part of a small team of employees at the new shop. — Ray Ewing
Open since Friday at 510 State Road in West Tisbury, Fine Fettle Dispensary is presently serving medical marijuana patients by appointment, while awaiting state approval to sell cannabis products for adult non-medical use as well.
Meanwhile, an adult-use dispensary on Mechanics street in Tisbury, newly named Island Time, is also nearing its final regulatory hurdle. Both businesses are slated for state retail inspections this week, and plan to begin adult-use sales early next month.
Island Time is owned by Geoff Rose through his company Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard, founded in 2015.
Patient Centric was also approved by West Tisbury officials to operate the State Road dispensary, before Mr. Rose sold that part of his business to Fine Fettle owners FFD Enterprises earlier this year.
The transaction included the former Patient Centric cultivation facility in West Tisbury, a leased property on Dr. Fisher Road. The marijuana grown there will supply not only Fine