Egremont voters approve 3% tax on marijuana sales

Egremont voters approve 3% tax on marijuana sales

EGREMONT — Town residents nearly unanimously voted in favor to adopt a 3-percent gross sales tax applicable to cannabis retailers at Tuesday’s special town meeting. Of the 1,007 registered voters, 108 were in attendance at the fire station at the Sept. 17 special town meeting, according to Egremont Town Clerk Juliette Haas. A quorum of […]

Brothers open head shop for the home grower

GREAT BARRINGTON— As a burgeoning cannabis industry continues to blossom in Berkshire County, dispensaries aren’t the only new shops to open. Brothers Daniel and Max Lowenstein, who operate the county’s only cannabis accessory shop that also specializes in cannabis growing accessories, said they have high hopes of seeing other new business models take off as […]

Berkshire students pursue a higher education

Berkshire students pursue a higher education

PITTSFIELD — As the cannabis industry continues to grow in the Berkshires, an educational institution has developed a curriculum to equip those interested in entering this sector of the state’s newest legalized workforce. Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Berkshire Community College is launching a cannabis certificate program. The robust training program is designed to provide […]

How many shops for marijuana should Great Barrington have?

How many shops for  marijuana should Great Barrington have?

GREAT BARRINGTON— The town may have signed a number of host community agreements with several retail marijuana enterprises, but that doesn’t mean they will all make it through the state’s vetting process. Responding to resident concerns and approved vote from the May annual town meeting, members of the Planning Board and selectboard met last week […]

N.Y. will not legalize cannabis; seen as gift for Berkshire’s shops

N.Y. will not  legalize cannabis; seen as gift for Berkshire’s  shops

GREAT BARRINGTON— State-licensed marijuana retailers in western Massachusetts won’t have to contend with out-of-state competition in New York any time soon. The plans of several New York Democratic legislators to legalize a potential billion-dollar industry fell through during the closing hours of the legislative session last week in Albany. The hope was that the legalization […]

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