With recreational cannabis just legalized in New York, it’ll be at least a year before the state’s retail weed scene is up and running. However, hop across the state line to Massachusetts, and you’ll find 10 recreational dispensaries open for business in the Berkshires and many more in the ever-expanding Pioneer Valley Weed Belt.
Cannabis dispensaries are as much about the customer experience as they are about slinging product, of which there is a seemingly endless variety, meaning it can become difficult to pick just which one to go to. This snappy guide is designed to help navigate the local options, while providing some useful insights to help inform buying decisions.
501 A Dalton Avenue, Pittsfield
Serving medical patients as well as adult-use customers, Berkshire Roots is the region’s everyperson’s dispensary. It specializes in edible culture, and alongside products for sale, a range of cannabis-infused meals and feasts are posted online. The group even won Best Edible in the 2020 Commonwealth Cannabis Competition for its culinary efforts.
click to enlarge Berkshire Roots in Pittsfield
Product Range: Seed-to-sale flower from the dispensary’s licensed grow facility means fresh, unique