Temescal Wellness in Pittsfield will begin retail cannabis sales Tuesday, becoming the fourth recreational marijuana shop in western Massachusetts.
The store, located on Callahan Drive, just off Route 20, has already been operating as a medical marijuana dispensary. It now joins NETA in Northampton, INSA in Easthampton, and Theory Wellness in nearby Great Barrington, which just opened its doors last week.
The marijuana industry has been growing rapidly in Massachusetts since the first two recreational pot shops opened in November. The chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) says that we could expect to see four to eight new retail shops opening each month.
You can also expect to see so-called “cannabis cafes” and delivery-only marijuana businesses in the coming months and years, if these concepts are approved by the CCC.