FRAMINGHAM, MA — Just in time for the first warm day of spring, a Framingham-based maker of cannabis-infused ice cream is now in business.
The state Cannabis Control Commission board gave Cloud Creamery its final license on Thursday, and that means the company can soon start churning out products at its Herbert Street kitchen.
Cloud Creamery got its start nearly two years ago, in April 2019, when negotiating a host community agreement with Framingham. As part of its deal with the city, Cloud Creamery agreed to pay a one time $2,500 community impact fee, and then 1 percent of gross sales in its first year in business, 2 percent of gross sales in its second years, and 3 percent of gross sales in the third year.
The business was founded by Boston chef David Yusefzadeh, who has almost two decades of experience in the restaurant industry. He has opened multiple restaurants and been involved with two separate food start-ups, he told Framingham officials in 2019.
The business is only approved as a manufacturer, which means its products will be sold in other cannabis stores, not its Framingham factory.
Cloud Creamery did not immediately return a request for comment about when its products might be available. In an Instagram post-Thursday, the company said it would "keep everyone posted on an official launch date" — and offered a preview of treats to come.