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April 23, 2024

Clinton cannabis firm closes, faces lawsuit over $61K alleged owed to HVAC company

A one-story commerical building sits behind a fence and a parking lot. Image | Courtesy of Google Maps Society Cannabis Co., a Clinton-based dispensary and cannabis product manufacturer, has permanently closed its doors.

A Clinton-based cannabis dispensary permanently closed its doors in April, as the company faces a lawsuit from a vendor regarding alleged missed payments over HVAC work done at its building.

TYCA Green Inc., doing business as Society Cannabis Co. at 470 Main St., is listed as permanently closed on its Google Maps listing and its LinkedIn page. No other details on the closure were provided; the businesses’ website has been taken offline, and WBJ’s attempts to reach the company by email and phone were unsuccessful.

TYCA Green had a retailer and product manufacturing license for the location, according to Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission records. The company holds a provisional license for a 5,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation.

Society’s dispensary first opened its doors in the fall of 2021. The company’s directors listed on its application to the Cannabis Control Commission include Franklin Hardy, the president of TYCA Corp., a manufacturer of embossed apparel and accessories based at the same address as Society. 

The company is facing a lawsuit in Worcester County Superior Court filed in December by Control Point Mechanical, a Shrewsbury-based air condition contractor. In the lawsuit, Control Point alleges that TYCA owes the company more than $61,000 for a breach of contract related to work on the building’s HVAC system and subsequent service calls. 

Legal representation for TYCA denied some of Control Point’s claims in a response submitted to the court on Dec. 26. The case is still pending in front of the court.

Society is the latest cannabis dispensary in Central Massachusetts to close, as the industry deals with declining cannabis prices, legal battles, and a number of other challenges

Harmony Cannabis Dispensary in West Boylston abruptly closed in the spring of 2023. Trulieve, a multi-state cannabis company headquartered in Florida that is one of the largest marijuana businesses in the world, closed its Worcester and Framingham locations in June 2023 as part of its exit from the Massachusetts market. 

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