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Thu. 9 Jun 2022, 12:21pm ET Benzinga Press Releases, General

MIAMI, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ayr Wellness Inc. (CSE:AYR, OTCQX:AYRWF) ("Ayr" or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, announced that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission ("CCC" or the "Commission") has granted a final license for the sale of adult-use cannabis at its AYR Watertown dispensary in Greater Boston. The CCC voted to grant the final license at its meeting on June 9, 2022.

"With our approval today to open our Watertown dispensary, Ayr will soon have two adult-use dispensaries serving Greater Boston, which has historically been under-served in access to adult-use cannabis," said Jonathan Sandelman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ayr. "The upcoming openings of our Watertown and Back Bay locations represent a huge step forward for our Company, and we could not be more excited to introduce these communities to Ayr's high-quality and unique product offerings, with a customer experience that delivers on the wonder of cannabis.

"Ayr looks forward to establishing itself as a Force for Good within Watertown, as we have done throughout Greater Boston for the past few years. Our team is committed to using our platform to enact positive change, and we look forward to further demonstrating that promise."

Sira Naturals d/b/a AYR executed a Host Community Agreement ("HCA") with the City of Watertown in October 2020. The Company executed two additional HCAs in the Greater Boston area in October and November 2020, respectively -- one in Somerville, where the Company operates a medical dispensary, and the other in Back Bay, where Ayr anticipates opening its doors later this month. Ayr will continue to work closely with the CCC to move toward final approval to commence adult-use operations at all three locations.

Forward-Looking Statements

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About Ayr Wellness Inc.

Ayr is an expanding vertically integrated, U.S. multi-state cannabis operator. Based on the belief that everything starts with the quality of the plant, the Company's mission is to cultivate the finest quality cannabis at scale and deliver remarkable experiences to its customers every day.

Ayr's leadership team brings proven expertise in growing successful businesses through disciplined operational and financial management, and is committed to driving positive impact for customers, employees and the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.ayrwellness.com.

Company/Media Contact:

Robert Vanisko

VP, Corporate Communications

Email: robert.vanisko@ayrwellness.com

Investor Relations Contact:

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T: (720) 330-2829

Email: IR@ayrwellness.com