Our Story

Serving Medical Patients Since 2015

Central Ave Compassionate Care was opened in 2015 as a non-profit Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensary. We are committed to providing the best quality cannabis and cannabis infused products to registered patients.

Early Beginnings

After attending a public hearing about the recent legalization of medical marijuana in 2012, our Founder and Executive Director, John Hillier, was moved by the powerful stories from patients that benefited from the plant that he decided to utilize his background in plant and soil sciences to open a dispensary.

Locally Owned & Family Operated

John Hillier was a longtime resident of the area, so it was only natural that he started his business at the former location of Sudz-It Laundry in Ayer. After renovating the building and outfitting a commercial kitchen and cultivation, Central Ave was ready to open its doors for patients in November 2015.

Adult-Use Legalization

In 2016, Massachusetts voters elected to legalize recreational cannabis. In order to protect patients privacy and access to medical marijuana, John opted to open a second location, now known as Gage Cannabis Co, which serves adult use customers over the age of 21. Our sister dispensary, Gage, opened its doors at 38 Littleton Rd, Ayer, MA in September of 2019.

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