‘Weed is Here, Now What’ forum planned at Mahaiwe on March 13

(Photo contributed) A cannabis growing facility.

GREAT BARRINGTON — The hard part is over.

The votes are in, the bylaws are written and Berkshire County’s first retail marijuana establishment has been open for business for more than a month.

Legal recreational marijuana is here to stay. Now it’s time to talk about how to best normalize it as a part of everyday life in the Berkshires, said Iona Smith, the community health coordinator for Railroad Street Youth Project.

“There is a unique opportunity for us to do this really well and to talk early and often with each other, as a community, with the goal of doing this the very best and most healthy way we can,” said Smith.

The South Berkshire Community Health Coalition, will host a discussion on marijuana from 7 to 9 p.m., March 13, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

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