Ericca Kennedy is from Wareham, one of the 29 communities designated by the state as disproportionately impacted by high rates of arrest and incarceration for marijuana and other drug crimes as a result of state and federal drug policy. Ericca is co-founder of Doobie, which received approval from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to commence operations in May 2022 after working with her husband on the project for years. Doobie is now licensed as a Marijuana Delivery Operator that received priority review from being certified as an economic empowerment applicant in 2018.
Despite receiving priority review as an economic empowerment applicant Ericca said the journey was still difficult. “It wasn’t going to happen overnight because we had the economic empowerment certification,” she said. “We still had to work every day, day in and day out, to be able to make Doobie.” Ericca is the sixth generation of her family to live in Wareham and made the company’s first delivery to her grandmother and her aunt. At the Doobie warehouse Ericca has her grandfather’s Wareham High School football jacket proudly displayed on the wall.
Doobie deliveries normally come in the signature blue and yellow “happy box” but customers can also opt for a less noticeable package if they wish. While Doobie is the first cannabis delivery company to become operational in Wareham, Doobie is the eighth cannabis related business to open in the town. The Doobie warehouse is a short distance from the Trade Roots facility which also recently opened.
Find the full story from Wareham Week here: https://wareham.theweektoday.com/article/doobie-delivers-wareham-native-launches-first-cannabis-delivery-business-town/57886