Springfield marijuana dispensaries provide progress report to city councilors – Western Massachusetts News

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – The three marijuana businesses currently operating in Springfield were in the spotlight Tuesday as city councilors get a progress report and a look ahead to the future.

“The market, from what I understand, that it has been starting to change…that the whole sale price of cannabis has been reduced,” said Springfield City Councilor Melvin Edwards.

Edwards asked representatives from each of the cannabis facilities – Insa, Liberty Cannabis, and 6 Bricks – what challenges they are currently facing.

“We expect 2023 to become very difficult. The market is trending in that direction. We have seen price regression both at the wholesale level, as well as the retail level, and we expect it’s going to continue,” said Insa’s Chief Compliance Officer Steve Reilly.

Representatives from Liberty Cannabis and 6 Bricks echoed Reilly’s concerns. Edwards also raised questions about the industry.

“I understand that somebody died in the area of western Mass. related to cannabis working at a facility…Could any three of you representatives speak on any incident that you may have had calls to the police department have you had any disturbances on site?” Edwards asked.

Reilly and the CEO of 6 Bricks, Payton Shubrick, responded to his request…

“We have an OSHA safety

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