“Sheffield — The Berkshires brand is a valuable asset. From cultural venues to agriculture to private schools to baking to distilling and bottled spring water, marketing our region to sell products has a long and storied history.
Soon, a highly lucrative product will be added to that list: marijuana grown legally and outdoors in the great sun and fresh air of the Berkshire Mountains. On April 4, the state Cannabis Control Commission granted provisional licenses to a pair of companies to grow marijuana on separate parcels in Sheffield.
Both hope to receive permanent licenses in the next few weeks, or in time to take advantage of this year’s growing season. In addition, a cannabis edibles manufacturer plans to open in an area off Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington. More on that later.”