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West Stockbridge, officials named in lawsuit filed by owners of mobile-home park

The town states that it is prepared to defend the decision of the Rent Control Board.

Fresh concerns aired about Egremont cannabis store proposed by Holyoke developer

George McGurn, who chairs the Egremont Select Board, told The Edge in an interview that the town has no bylaw that addresses retail adult-use or the cultivation of cannabis. The town did enact a bylaw governing medical marijuana several years ago.

‘Horrific’: Neighbors alarmed at proposed Egremont cannabis store

Some attendees were also concerned that their property values would decline if a cannabis store was located near them, or that long lines would be difficult to manage.

Second cannabis store planned for Egremont; outreach meeting slated for Thursday via Zoom

The property is on a state highway and is not in proximity to any homes on Route 23. However, the site is near the intersection with Taconic Lane and Bott Hill Road, both of which are residential in character.

A stone’s throw from Theory, second pot shop planned for Stockbridge Road

Valkyrie will have to go through the site-plan review process with the town planning board and negotiate a host community agreement with the selectboard.

PERSPECTIVES: Egremont couple crowdfunding future cannabis store, as more outlets reopen after shutdown

In the cannabis industry, trying to raise capital through traditional borrowing is difficult, in part because most commercial banks avoid lending money for marijuana businesses.

Woman-owned cannabis ’boutique’ on Main Street set for spring opening

Calyx intends to work with nonprofits that help to represent its brand of women supporting women.

Selectmen want to limit number of pot shops to seven, on a par with liquor stores

When selectboard Chair Steve Bannon opened the floor to comments from the audience, most seemed to agree that, in addition to placing restrictions on the stores, the larger question remains about what kind of image the tourism-minded town wants to project.

With hearing on pot-growing proposal set for Monday, company changes its plan, then withdraws

The proposal, first made public in September, has alarmed residents of the neighborhood, whose concerns range from noise and odors to the effect of the Fulcrum project on property values and the aforementioned impact on the water supply.

Alan Chartock: I Publius. Letters to the Doctor

I have always thanked New York Gov. Cuomo for filling Great Barrington’s coffers. It didn’t seem to lower my tax bill, but who pays attention to those things?

Charges against Sheffield pot farm partner dropped, as CCC allows harvest of this year’s crop

Nova Farms President Ross said the company "goal has always been ... to comply with all Mass CCC regulations" and Nova has "worked hand-in-hand with the Mass CCC since our suspensions to make sure that no stone has been left unturned."

Town of Lee sees its first windfall from cannabis revenue, as Canna Provisions writes a check

The two payments, totaling nearly $140,000 for the first three months of business, "represent a significant sum to the town, which has an annual operating budget of just $25 million," according to Canna provisions.

The numbers are in: Great Barrington snags almost $1 million from pot sales

At Monday's selectboard meeting, member Kate Burke noted that the money cannot be spent yet because it was not budgeted for. The disposition of the funds will be discussed during budget deliberations this fall.

In ‘joint’ meeting, Great Barrington officials call for public info session on limiting pot shops

New zoning bylaws would prevent some cannabis retailers from opening merely by restricting the number of available locations. On the other hand, a policy from the selectboard placing a numerical limit would clearly prevent more retailers from opening.

Lee pot shop, Sheffield farm receive final licenses from state cannabis authorities

Nova Farms in Sheffield says it will use sustainable methods to minimize its carbon footprint and will also be home to livestock such as Scottish Highland cattle and an apple orchard.

Alan Chartock: Cuomo cultivates dichotomy about cannabis

The more I saw of the emerging fight with the Legislature, the more I thought that this was very-clever Andrew saying that he was for legalization but really being the old middle-of-the-road-Democrat Andrew who was actually opposed.

Great Barrington cannabis store joins ‘social equity’ program to help others enter the business

Theory Wellness, the first medical cannabis dispensary to launch in the Berkshires and one of the first recreational retailers to open in the state, has stepped forward to fund and operate a social equity program designed to support "economic empowerment" entrepreneurs in opening cannabis dispensaries.
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