Planning board: Let the market decide number of pot shops

Planning board: Let the market decide number of pot shops

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — With at least five marijuana retailers looking seriously at opening up shop in town, town leaders still express hesitance (or outright opposition) to setting a town-wide limit on the number of establishments. At a joint meeting of the town’s planning board and select board, Planning Board Chair Brandee Nelson […]

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

Town still has rules to finesse on marijuana

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Marijuana’s retail premiere this summer has left local governments with plenty of questions about how it will fit into their communities, and even Great Barrington, which voted on some fairly comprehensive regulations at their annual town meeting, still has some unanswered. The Select Board Monday night said they would […]

Canna Provisions hopes to open Lee’s first marijuana retailer on Housatonic Street

Canna Provisions hopes to open Lee’s first marijuana retailer on Housatonic Street

LEE — The first prospective marijuana retailer in town has eyes on a location on Housatonic Street, within sight of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Canna Provisions Inc. hopes to operate the first adult-use marijuana retail storefront at 220 Housatonic Street, currently occupied by Southern States Auto Sales. The site neighbors the Lee Dunkin’ Donuts location. The […]

Select Board seeks amendment on marijuana cultivation bylaw

Select Board seeks amendment on marijuana cultivation bylaw

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON— The select board gave final necessary approvals to the town meeting warrant’s nonfinancial items, but the members are still hoping to amend some proposed marijuana cultivation bylaws on the town meeting floor. The select board and the town’s Planning Board are in disagreement about what the rules on marijuana growing […]

Sheffield marijuana entrepreneurs outline plans for growth, retail, branding

Sheffield marijuana entrepreneurs outline plans for growth, retail, branding

By Christopher McDermott SHEFFIELD — Local entrepreneurs outlined their plans for marijuana growing and dispensary facility of at least 10,000 square feet on 1375 North Main St., along with some community initiatives, to a crowd of about 25 in Sheffield Town Hall. “There’s an awful lot of opportunity for the community in this industry,” said […]

Residents petition for vote on marijuana moratorium

Residents petition for vote on marijuana moratorium

MILL RIVER— With the state set to begin receiving license applications for recreational marijuana establishments on April 1 and one special permit application for a marijuana business already submitted to the town, a grassroots effort to put a moratorium on such applications has arisen. Calling itself the Concerned Citizens of New Marlborough, this group of […]

Stockbridge special town meeting voters approve all four articles on the warrant

Stockbridge special town meeting voters approve all four articles on the warrant

STOCKBRIDGE — The town has voted in favor of all four articles at special town meeting on Jan. 22. The near three-hour meeting adopted four articles, the first for a moratorium on recreational marijuana, the second to authorize the select board to request a special to combine the roles of treasurer and tax collector and […]

Medical marijuana bylaw vote expected at special town meeting

Medical marijuana bylaw vote expected at special town meeting

LEE — Special town meeting voters will have the opportunity to decide where future medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to operate. A vote on the bylaw amendment recommended by the planning board is tentatively set to take place sometime in January. The bylaw has nothing to do with regulating or zoning recreational marijuana facilities […]