Berkshire Roots Opens Retail Cannabis Store in Boston


BOSTON, Mass. – Berkshire Roots, Inc., a Massachusetts-based cannabis cultivator and dispensary operator headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, opened for business as the first Adult-use location in East Boston.

The East Boston location at 253 Meridian Street will open with online orders and in-store pick-up service. All guests are requested to view the online menu, schedule a pickup time prior to visiting the location, must be over the age of 21, and have a valid form of ID.


Guests will choose the online menu for Boston at The store will be open Monday – Saturday 9 am – 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm. A face covering will be required to enter the facility and the store is adhering to all state required cleaning protocols and social distancing guidelines in-store as well as on the sidewalk.

Berkshire Roots currently operates a cultivation operation in Pittsfield that produces its own branded products including packaged flower, edibles, topicals, tinctures, capsules, concentrates and vape cartridges. They also work with local Massachusetts wholesale partners, carefully curating additional products to offer a variety of products. In addition, the company has a dispensary in Pittsfield for both Medical patients and Adult-use customers.

Berkshire Roots focuses on small-batch, high-quality cannabis products with thoughtful ingredients in a range of product types to treat multiple, approved ailments and conditions as well as offering a variety of choices for Adult-use customers. The local ownership has earned a reputation in Massachusetts for producing great products, providing extensive training to its retail personnel, and collaborating with the communities they operate in to be a good neighbor as well as provide donations to local civic groups.
“Our goal is to bring the Berkshires to Boston by replicating the warmth of our dispensary, providing best-in-class training to our retail team and delivering our unique Berkshire’s inspired products”. According to Berkshire Roots’ CEO, James Winokur.

“The store is ready, we have great neighbors and it’s really a special place in Boston given the mix of cultures, language and history”, stated Winokur. “We have a heavy emphasis on hiring from East Boston and surrounding neighborhoods and bringing in products that will fit our East Boston patrons needs and palette.”

About Berkshire Roots
Berkshire Roots is one of Massachusetts leading cannabis cultivation and dispensary operators providing craft-grown cannabis from Berkshire County, the highest elevation in the state. The company’s team members in cultivation, extraction lab and infused products are considered among the best in the state. Strict quality control and lab testing ensure patients and consumers experience the ultimate cannabis experience no matter the product type. Berkshire Roots branded product is sold in its own dispensaries and in select stores around the state. Berkshire Roots is committed to using our voice to end racial injustice within our community and at the national level through its diversity training, hiring practices and donations to related organizations.