After a slow legislative process, retail recreational marijuana is officially available in most of — though not all parts of — Massachusetts. Years after residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, state regulators have approved retail sales for more than 20 license holders from Pittsfield to Brookline.
Since the openings of Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access in Northampton in November, dozens of adult-use cannabis stores have popped up across the state. The initial fanfare has died down in some parts, though the recent launch of recreational sales in Brookline saw more than 2,000 customers in one day.
Such high turnout was namely due to the fact that there is a clear demand for recreational cannabis, and a clear lack of suppliers in the Boston area. The densely-populated cities of eastern Massachusetts have lagged behind other parts of the state in receiving retail licenses, as has Cape Cod, where tourists will soon flock for the summer months.
Those in Boston who want to purchase pot must find their way to Brookline, the closest retailer, or sellers in Salem, Lowell, Hudson or Plymouth. Meanwhile in Berkshire County, where the population is estimated at less than 130,000 people, there are four retail shops open for business.
Here is a list of all of the marijuana retail businesses open in Massachusetts.
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501 Dalton Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Berkshire Roots in Pittsfield describes itself as a “vertically integrated seed to sale collocated dispensary” owned and operated by