The Complete Guide to Cannabis in the Berkshires
Posted on April 13, 2021Written by Nancy Macy on behalf of 1Berkshire
Updated on November 06, 2023
Recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, and a proliferation of dispensaries in the Berkshires is adding to the region’s appeal.
Long known for its vibrant cultural scene, farm-to-table restaurants, and year-round outdoor adventures, the Berkshires is filled with small towns and great experiences. The legalization of marijuana for recreational use is yet another reason this area is hotter than ever for those seeking a laid-back vibe and plenty of things to see and do. Cannabis culture blends seamlessly with all that already attracts people to the region, including a lifestyle centered around wellness.
Whether you’re a newbie, a connoisseur, or coming back to marijuana after a long break, Berkshire cannabis dispensaries are on a mission to satisfy your needs. Clean, modern, and brightly lit, each is designed to simplify your shopping experience and provide you with a wide selection of the finest and freshest cannabis products available. They are headed by entrepreneurs, farmers, scientists, and innovative product developers with extensive experience in the industry. And they are staffed by people who know cannabis—and the Berkshires.
Need a little help discovering what’s the best way for you to experience cannabis? Berkshire budtenders are highly trained in helping you find what you’re looking for even if you have no idea what that is when you walk in the door. If you’re new to cannabis, they’ll help you discover the method of consumption and cannabis strain that best suits your preferences and desired effect. If you’re already an enthusiast, you’re going to be excited by the choices available to you here.
Looking for things to do in the area? Dispensary staff have got you covered there, too, with spot-on recommendations for dinner, live music, hikes, and whatever else is happening throughout the Berkshires. They are as passionate about living here as they are about helping you on your cannabis journey.
No matter where you are in the Berkshires, there’s a dispensary not far from you. In the southern part of the county you will find The Pass, Rebelle Cannabis Dispensary, and Theory Wellness. Canna Provisions in Lee is minutes off Exit 10 (first exit from NY State) of the Turnpike. Berkshire Roots and Temescal Wellness are in Pittsfield. North Adams is home to Clear Sky Cannabis. Some retail locations offer a curated collection of cannabis products. Others grow and produce small-batch cannabis and cannabis-infused products in-house, all with the creative mindset you’d expect to find in the Berkshires. Most locations offer online preordering and in-store shopping, some offer curbside and Berkshire Roots offers virtual consultations.
Including a local dispensary on your itinerary is just one more way to enhance your Berkshire experience. Next time you’re in the area, be sure to discover what the buzz is all about! Explore more cannatourism in the Berkshires.
Top photo: Rebelle. Photo by Barrett Langendoerfer. Middle: Berkshire Roots. Bottom: The Pass.
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