Columbia Care Inc. announced it has received approval from the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) and the Boston Cannabis Board (BCB) to commence operations as Cannabist at 21 Milk Street in downtown Boston, its co-located adult-use and medical dispensary previously known as Patriot Care. Cannabist Boston is one of three dispensaries operated by Columbia Care in Massachusetts and is the eighth Cannabist dispensary to open nationwide, as the Company continues the transformation of its retail storefront to the Cannabist brand in all markets. To celebrate the transformation, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 7at 9:45 a.m. Patients and customers can expect festivities including music by Red Sox DJ MoneyMav and specials that will run throughout the weekend. Since the start of adult-use sales in the Companys Boston location on August 10, the revenue mix has quickly evolved to roughly half medical and half adult-use. In addition to its downtown Boston location, patients and customers can also access co-located dispensaries in Lowell and Greenfield. The three dispensaries feature several of the Company's signature brands, including Seed & Strain, Triple Seven, Amber and PRESS. Also available in Lowell and Boston is Forage, Columbia Cares proprietary online cannabis discovery tool that suggests curated products depending on the customers or patients desired mood and experience. As part of the Companys commitment to supporting BIPOC communities who have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition, its three locations in Massachusetts have been actively partnering with local organizations to support civic engagement efforts, legal services and educational access programs.