Pot-infused edibles firm seeking Barrington site

(Emily Thurlow)
Andrew Katkin, left, and Jacob Stricof, right, of Superfine Edibles supported an amendment to the host community agreement in Great Barrington. The pair is looking to bring its edible manufacturing business to town.

GREAT BARRINGTON — A manufacturer of cannabis-infused edibles hopes to set up shop.

The community, however, wasn’t prepared for such a proposal until it established a marijuana product manufacturer host community agreement. So, they did.

The select board was recently approached — for the first time — by an enterprise that hopes to manufacture marijuana products, so they contacted their attorney, said Ed Abrahams, vice chairman of the selectboard during their regular meeting on Monday.

In creating the new template agreement for manufacturers, the board altered the retail host agreement and took into account a few requests from the potential new business.

As part of the retail host community agreement, a 3 percent tax of sales is collected by the state, said Abrahams, adding that it comes back to Great Barrington. Retail marijuana establishments are also required to pay another 3 percent impact fee, which according to the state’s Cannabis Control Commission, needs to be used to mitigate some of the negative impacts of legal cannabis.

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