The adult recreational cannabis market is back in bloom.

Now that they have reopened to pent-up demand, local retail cannabis stores are still feeling their way through new COVID-19 guidelines and pivoting quickly to adjust the work flow for better efficiencies and to improve customer service.

Berkshire County marijuana shops, which were forced to halt recreational sales in mid-March as part of the pandemic lockdown, were allowed to reopen May 25 for curbside pickup. And as of Monday, they were permitted to allow customers into the stores — with proper distancing and face coverings — under the governor's phase-two reopening plan.

Even so, several stores have found that the curbside system is working so well, and many are still hesitant to go inside stores yet, so they are keeping the curbside system for now.

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