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Posted on January 14th, 2021 by Canna Provisions


We’re pretty excited. Our #bosslady in charge, CEO Meg Sanders, one of the most dynamic and successful female #cannabis CEOs in the US recreational market, got a chance to talk to the readers of Rural Intelligence magazine about recreational marijuana dispensary life. This is good.

The mag, if you haven’t seen it, celebrates the best of rural life in the Berkshires. And, Columbia, Northern Dutchess and Northern Litchfield counties. The sister publication to Chronogram out of Albany NY focuses on all things food, parties and philanthropic social events, real estate, cultural arts, books, wellness, shopping, garden, community, excursions and lodgings, and the region’s best curated event listings.

And now, it also involves speaking with the leader of Western Massachusetts cannabis. If searching “dispensary near me” or “recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts” you’ll understand. As will anyone landing in our stores in Holyoke and Lee, looking for the best craft cannabis products. Think: THC tincture, to Cheeba Chews and other edibles, marijuana flower – sativa, indica, hybrid – and a host of marijuana topical and other products.


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Canna Provisions CEO Meg Sanders, smiling at the opening of the Canna Provisions Holyoke opening July 2020.


A sample portion from Meg’s mouth to your eyeballs:

“When we decided to open a dispensary in the Berkshires, we had to educate people about who we were, our experience in the space, and our vision. We spent a lot of time trying to meet as many people as we could. Now it’s an amazing machine that sees a ton of people every day, and that has an incredible staff.

Cannabis is a hard industry. There’s a lot of nuance and interpretation of rules and regulations. You’re also working with a living plant every day. The perception of legal cannabis is that it’s an ATM that spits out money at you. But it’s the most regulated market in the U.S. It’s super expensive — you need a lot of square footage, security cameras, trainings and recertifications for staff.

We have over 130 employees. Our guiding principal is to use empathy when dealing with our staff. Our differentiation at Canna is that we offer a real high-touch customer experience. We become a resource for people, educating them about their options.”

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Don’t stop, let’s shop!

Check out our online menus at our stores for the marijuana flower, prerolls, edibles, topicals, concentrates, and other goodies.

About Canna Provisions

Canna Provisions is the next generation of cannabis dispensary focusing on a unique and thoughtful customer experience. We are here to guide you and towards the right provisions to fit your lifestyle, and provide knowledgeable support every step of the way. Founded by established industry pioneers with extensive cultivation, regulation and consumer sales experience, Canna Provisions stores provide a broad range of top-grade craft cannabis products that are locally sourced and thoughtfully produced. Life is a journey. No matter the path, trust Canna Provisions to better your journey. To learn more, visit Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Please Consume Responsibly.  This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of the reach of children. 

This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana used during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product.  KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement. The effects of Edibles may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.




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