Pittsfield, the largest city in Berkshire County in the state of Massachusetts, opened on Saturday its first medical marijuana dispensary.
The dispensary, Berkshire Roots, has opened its doors after obtaining the required medical marijuana card.
It is now able to distribute to patients and caregivers. The dispensary offers 10 percent discounts to veterans, senior citizens and persons experiencing monetary restraints.
More than 100 people visited the dispensary on opening day.
The spokeswoman for the dispensary, Jane Rohman, said:
“We had a line outside the door and we were serving coffee and doughnuts.”
“We had one veteran who drove his bike 15 miles to visit us.”
The week before the official opening Berkshire Roots did trial runs, allowing people to visit the facility via appointment in order to ensure everything would run smoothly.
They will continue to use the appointment system for people, who are medical marijuana cardholders and need further assistance.