A cannabis plant in Ithaca. September 26, 2022.

A not-for-gain rooted in Ithaca is opening a retail cannabis dispensary focused on building both of those a “boutique design” buying expertise for clients and new work for men and women with barriers to work.

Aspire, which is owned by CWS Holdings I, LLC, will open up the Ithaca dispensary in spring or summer of this 12 months. Profits from Aspire’s gross sales will reward Obstacle Workforce Options, an Ithaca-based nonprofit agency that can help persons with disabilities, material abuse, and involvement in the justice method locate meaningful, inclusive work.

Aspire is the 2nd cannabis dispensary to announce plans for opening in Ithaca in new weeks: in February, William Jane Dispensary Organization announced it will open up a retail retail store in the previous Trader K’s on the Ithaca Commons.

By Amalia