Latest pot shop applicant joins toy stores neighbors

Latest pot shop applicant joins toy stores neighbors

GREAT BARRINGTON — The empty storefront between Tom’s Toys and the law office of Cain, Hibbard and Myers will be home to Calyx Berkshire Dispensary, a retail marijuana shop, which may be open within the next three or four months. The store was previously occupied by a mens store, Joe Daggert.The owner of the store, […]

New Marlborough residents mixed on marijuana business, survey finds

By Theodore Nappo NEW MARLBOROUGH— A town-wide survey found that nearly 40 percent of the respondents said they would prefer to prohibit all marijuana businesses. Another 30.5 percent of respondents would want to allow all marijuana businesses in town, assuming the town votes to allow marijuana in general. And three-quarters of those answering the survey […]

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

Stockbridge votes to allow, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana

STOCKBRIDGE — Town meeting voters overwhelmingly approved a plan to allow retail marijuana in Stockbridge’s downtown and all state-legal marijuana establishments in the Industrial Park district. Voters also approved a plan to tax recreational marijuana retail sales at 3 percent, which is the maximum allowed under state law. The local regulations for medical and recreational […]

Stockbridge voters will have failsafe option to extend marijuana moratorium

Stockbridge voters will have failsafe option to extend marijuana moratorium

By Christopher McDermott STOCKBRIDGE — Voters will likely have a failsafe option of extending their marijuana moratorium if they turn down town leadership’s plans to allow and regulate marijuana establishments at an upcoming special town meeting on September 24. At their September 5 meeting, the Select Board voted to add the moratorium article on the […]

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 […]