New cannabis dispensary opens in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Massachusetts-based cannabis grower named INSA officially opened its doors in downtown Springfield Saturday.

INSA aims to provide a safe, non-addictive and mindful way for people to use recreational marijuana as well as bring jobs for residents in western Massachusetts.

The dispensary will add 55 new jobs in Springfield and complement INSA’s existing medical-use facility in the city.

One of the co-founders told 22News, the downtown location has been a long time in the making, and he’s excited to finally be able to open a dispensary in his hometown.

“I think the store’s fantastic. We put a lot of thought into the design of it to create a space for customers,” said Peter Gallagher, Co-founder & CEO of INSA. “It’s a low stress environment where customers can spend as much time as they want, learning about the different products and interacting with staff to find something that’s right for them.”

INSA also offers 20 cannabis strains in a display that allows customers to smell and learn more about the details of each strain through a digital screen.

The dispensary is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it’s located at 1200 Columbus Avenue in Springfield next to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the MGM Springfield Casino.

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