Pittsfield recreational marijuana shop to open Tuesday
A marijuana dispensary in Pittsfield will become the seventh recreational store in the state when it opens its doors on Tuesday.
Temescal Wellness, a marijuana company operating in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maryland, received a “commence operations” notice from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission this week, permitting the company to open its Hudson and Pittsfield stores for recreational sales after three calendar days.
Both locations already operate as medical dispensaries. The 3,000-square-foot Pittsfield store will be the company’s first adult-use recreational marijuana facility.
Temescal Wellness said Wednesday that its Hudson store may not open for a couple more weeks, after town police said they hadn’t received or approved a traffic mitigation plan from the company. The plan is not required in an application to the state commission, but a Temescal Wellness spokeswoman said the company’s “operational and local requirements will dictate” the opening day.
In a press release Thursday about the Pittsfield opening, the company said “Temescal Wellness staff worked closely with city officials and neighboring businesses to execute a smooth and hassle-free opening.”
Here’s what you need to know if you’e visiting the store:
Where is it?
The store is located at 10 Callahan Drive in Pittsfield.
What are the hours?
The store will be open on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., which are its normal hours for Mondays through Saturdays. On its first Saturday, hours will be slightly altered (noon to 7 p.m.), and the store will be open on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
There will be more than 100 parking spots available for customers, with a lot adjacent to the store and another parking lot across the street.
Medical patients can park directly at the facility.
The store will accept cash only during its first week.
Temescal Wellness is limiting Pittsfield customers to the following purchase limits on opening day:
• 1/8 ounce flower
• 2 each .5 grams pre-roll joints
• 1 vape pen or cartridge