Berkshire Dispensaries Allowed To Reopen On Monday
Dispensaries in Mass are getting ready to reopen this coming Monday the 25th. The recreational shops have been closed for two months following the mandate by the state. Only medical dispensaries have been allowed to remain open.
According to a release by the Cannabis Control Commission, facilities that grow, process and test can restart operations this week following the submission of a written plan outlining safety measures designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Reopening signs were being put up this morning at Canna Provisions in Lee. They will open at 8am on Memorial Day. Their hours of operation are 8am to 8pm daily. You must pre-order and picked up curbside. There is not a restriction on out-of-state residents shopping at shops in Mass for their cannabis products.
Monday’s opening is part of phase 1 of a 4-phased plan by Governor Baker to restart the states economy. Business that choose to open in May will be required to complete a Covid-19 Control Plan outlining safety protocols in place. Although the plan does not need to be approved by the state, it must be available at the business for inspection at any time.
The closure of recreational weed stores not only tweaked cannabis consumers, it has also financially hurt local cities and towns. According to an October article in MassLive.com, Great Barrington received over $225,798 from spring sales last year...Pittsfield received $85,340...and Williamstown $2,659. All of those dispensaries opened in 2019 and generated all of that tax windfall in a very short period of time.
Recreational Dispensaries in the Berkshires include:
Berkshire Roots in Pittsfield
Canna Provisions in Lee
Silver Therapeutics in Williamstown
Temescal Wellness in Pittsfield
Theory Wellness in Great Barrington