As Albany New York continues to look harder and harder into how legal cannabis is working in Massachusetts, one can expect more and more stories to pour out of the Empire State.
And with the bordertown mentality of very West Mass of keen interest to New York, seeing what a successful operation in the Berkshires looks like is key for rising cannabis entrepreneurs in New York state. So New York came to Canna Provisions.
New York in this case will be represented by the Albany Times Union.
And they came to the right place.
From the piece by Lukas Southard:
Canna Provisions…just launched a curated line of marijuana strains from Massachusetts native and famed cultivator Greg “Chemdog” Krzanowski called Smash Hits. The hope is this exclusive line of unique marijuana flower (bud) will appeal to return customers with one-of-a-kind flavor profiles versus just pricing perks on similar products sold in other stores.
It’s this kind of effort to create exclusivity around certain items that business owners are betting will differentiate dispensaries and producers from one another, creating brand identity among buyers in what is quickly becoming a crowded marketplace.
Later it continued:
While the neighboring states will both be in the cannabis market, sources told Times Union: Hudson Valley that it’s big enough to offer opportunities to new business owners in both Massachusetts and New York — and for multiple states to take advantage of the tax perks.
Massachusetts has benefited from being one of the first recreational-use states on the East Coast and it has been a “cash cow” for localities for over four years now, said State Representative Smitty Pignatelli of the fourth Berkshire district.
The Massachusetts provision offering a local option to add an extra three percent of taxes on legal marijuana allowed certain communities to accept the growth of retail cannabis businesses. Pignatelli is not concerned that NY’s legalization will eat into the local Berkshire County market.
Oh it ends with this gem which is very true:
“We have no problems with New York doing it, but the better cannabis is in the Berkshires.”
Nice. Oh, speaking of New York, did you see this TV segment NBC Albany did on Canna Provisions when looking at successful cultivators and retail cannabis businesses in West Mass?….
Sure, New York just legalized marijuana, but did you see how Chemdog’s 3 Dog Giesel – exclusively being released this month at Canna Provisions, is Strain of the Month for Northeast Leaf Magazine?
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Please Consume Responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of the reach of children.
This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana used during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement. The effects of Edibles may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.