|Williamstown Marijuana Retailer to Open Wednesday|
|By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff|
05:39PM / Tuesday, April 23, 2019
|Silver Therapeutics in Williamstown will begin selling recreational marijuana on Wednesday. |
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — North County's first marijuana retailer plans to open Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m.
Silver Therapeutics announced its opening date Sunday in an email to those on its mailing list.
"Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this moment," the email read. "We can not express enough how excited we are to open our doors this week."
Earlier this month, the pot purveyor announced that it had received its final license from the commonwealth's Cannabis Control Commission.
Silver Therapeutics in 2017 sought and ultimately received signoff from the Select Board on a "letter of non-opposition" for a medical marijuana dispensary. At the time, Silver principal Joshua Silver of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., made it clear that the business's goal was to take advantage of the November 2016 passage of Massachusetts' Question 4, which decriminalized marijuana.
Wednesday's planned opening will just be for recreational marijuana.
In February, Silver said his business is still working to bring online a cultivation site in Orange.
"The medical license is vertically integrated," Silver said. "I think 80 percent of your inventory for medical has to be grown yourself. There is some room for third-party sourcing.
"Initially we'll open [the Williamstown store] strictly as adult use because our processing center is not online yet. We're hoping that will online in a year."
According to its website, Silver Therapeutics plans to open dispensaries in Orange and Greenfield as well.
Berkshire County's first retail marijuana location, Great Barrington's Theory Wellness, opened earlier this year to huge crowds.