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Customers line up early at Berkshire County recreational pot shop

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (WRGB) – Customers started lining up around 8:00 a.m. Friday for the opening of Theory Wellness, the recreational marijuana dispensary in Great Barrington.

Many told us they came extra early after seeing the long lines at the North Hampton store opening. But they were surprised the line wasn’t terribly long. People braved the cold temperature and winds to wait.

People came from hours away – from Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. Some people declined to speak with us on camera, because they were from outside of Massachusetts, where recreational marijuana is not legal.

Theory Wellness is the 6th shop in Massachusetts, but the first for Berkshire County. Customers told us they’re excited to have the shop in Great Barrington.

“People should have access to medication they don't necessarily get from doctors, and I think it's good,” Oliver Brown said.

“It's an event! So I figured I'd see what was going on and learn something new,” Jim McCabe said. “It's absolutely a great thing. It's a long time coming.”

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