When a retail marijuana shop opened in Northampton, media reports showed huge crowds lined up for blocks to make their purchase. I was wondering what the scene would be like when Berkshire County's first pot shop opened today in Great Barrington. Jesse Stewart from our sister station WSBS was there and he told me about 80 or 90 people were in line at 10 A.M. with no real traffic backups on Stockbridge Road. Here's his full report:

Today at 10:00 AM marked the first day that recreational marijuana was available for purchase in Berkshire County. Theory Wellness on Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington was the first in the county to open their doors for the sale of recreational marijuana (Temescal Wellness in Pittsfield will open their doors this Tuesday) and as predicted the turnout was quite successful with the line going out the door. Theory hired 15 additional employees last month to prepare for today.

I heard some folks mention they had been waiting in line for 90 minutes plus. We were able to head over right before 10:00 AM and snap some photos.

So if you have been waiting to purchase recreational products, wait no more as Theory Wellness on Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington and the sale of these products in Berkshire County is now a reality.

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