Two more marijuana outlets finalizing plans for Barrington

Two more marijuana outlets finalizing plans for Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON— It’s full steam ahead for two retail marijuana shops proposed for the town’s Main Street, which each checked another box in their application process this week. Highminded LLC is scheduled to open their retail location in the former Dempsey Physical Therapy building at 68 Main St. sometime this summer. The local owners of […]

Former Greylock Mill in Lee will now produce marijuana

Former Greylock Mill in Lee will now produce marijuana

LEE — A California developer has purchased the former Greylock Mill and its new owner plans to use the facility to cultivate and manufacture marijuana. Franz Chan, CEO and founder of Adelanto, California-based Golden Tree & Co. Technology Corp., presented his plans for the building at a select board meeting earlier this month. Golden Tree […]

Egremont Planning Board wants to ban marijuana stores in town

Egremont Planning Board wants to ban marijuana stores in town

EGREMONT — The Planning Board fully intended to vote to propose a ban on all marijuana businesses Tuesday night — it was the only reason they had called the meeting in the first place. However, after two hours of discussion, the board adjourned without a decision. Planning Board member Jared Kelly was not at the […]

Berkshires has only one officer who can testify for pot-related OUIs

Berkshires has only one officer who can testify for pot-related OUIs

With pot on the rise in Berkshire County, a unique set of challenges is facing county police departments: What to do about enforcement? Currently, there’s only one officer in the county who has undertaken Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training. Officer Brennan Polidoro of the Lanesborough Police Department is the county’s lone DRE certified officer, which […]

Pot shop’s opening was smokin’ hot

Pot shop’s opening was smokin’ hot

By Joel Williams GREAT BARRINGTON — With the first recreational pot shop open, and three more on the way in town, it seems survival may be determined by a price war. Theory Wellness opened its doors at 10 a.m. last Friday for recreational adult use cannabis, making it the first retail cannabis shop in Berkshire […]

West Stockbridge imposes stiff regulations for recreational marijuana

West Stockbridge imposes stiff regulations for recreational marijuana

By Joel Williams WEST STOCKBRIDGE — At their annual town meeting on Jan. 14, voters passed perhaps the most restrictive zoning bylaw for recreational marijuana in the county. “What we have done with our bylaw is to limit cultivation to manufacturing zones, and actual farms above five acres,” Planning Board member John Piasecki said. “We […]

First dispensary for marijuana in county opens in Barrington

First dispensary  for  marijuana in county opens in Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON— Theory Wellness will be opening for recreational sale of cannabis on Friday,making them the first recreational dispensary to open in Berkshire County. “We’re pleased to share that our dispensary, Theory Wellness in Great Barrington, MA, will be the first dispensary to begin recreational cannabis sales in Berkshire County,” the company said in a […]

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