Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

Organic cannabis farm is proposed for Barrington’s Van Deusenville Rd.

GREAT BARRINGTON — An organic outdoor cannabis cultivation facility is proposed for the land adjacent to the solar farm on Van Deusenville Road. If greenlighted, it will be the third outdoor cultivation operation in Berkshire County. The Tier 10 outdoor cultivation facility would be located on 5.78 acres and would operate seasonally. In addition to […]

Navigating through the cannabis craze

Navigating through the cannabis craze

Medical marijuana is legal in more than 30 states. Adult-use recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states. In the Commonwealth, a number of new marijuana enterprises are opening their doors each month. With the proliferation of marijuana enterprises in Massachusetts, one licensed mental health counselor has assessed that more and more teenagers perceive marijuana to […]

No way to track how much pot leaves state, say law enforcement

No way to track how much pot leaves state, say law enforcement

GREAT BARRINGTON — There’s no way to know how many people are bringing cannabis from Massachusetts into other states illegally, according to local law enforcement. And even if they did know, there still likely wouldn’t be any way to police them. Data regarding the number of out-of-state residents purchasing legal cannabis might be available eventually, […]

Lenox petition would block all marijuana enterprises

Lenox petition would  block all marijuana enterprises

LENOX — The Planning Board has listened to the concerns of voters and is bringing forth a revised bylaw for adult-use recreational marijuana businesses for its May 2 annual town meeting they hope will pass. But after a resident presented a citizens petition to prohibit marijuana enterprises altogether, the board may have another hurdle besides […]

New Marlborough to decide types of marijuana businesses

New Marlborough to decide types of marijuana businesses

MILL RIVER — Voters will decide which types of marijuana establishments will be allowed in town at a special election Monday. An individual yes-or-no vote will made on each of the eight types of marijuana establishment licenses: cultivation, craft cooperative, manufacturing, retail, research, testing, transportation and microbusiness. In 2016, New Marlborough residents voted to allow […]

First marijuana shop in Lee expects to open in early April

First marijuana shop in Lee expects to open in early April

LEE — A new business could shatter the town’s “grass ceiling” as early as next week. Pending an inspection and issuing of a final license from the state Cannabis Control Commission, Canna Provisions could open its doors as Lee’s first recreational retail marijuana dispensary during the first week of April, said Erik Williams, chief operating […]

Pot-infused edibles firm seeking Barrington site

Pot-infused edibles firm seeking Barrington site

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 […]