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Our second new Sativa strain that we’ve added to our menu is called Sacari, and our growers have grown very fond of having these fragrant lemon-and-berries scented plants around! Sacari was of the fastest and heaviest Sativa-dominant plants we have run so far.

Orange Chameleon

We’re proud to add two sensational Sativa strains to our menu. First up: Orange Chameleon. It’s a beautiful citrusy and skunky strain, heavy on Tangie terpenes.


The terpene pinene could put you in the Christmas spirit all year or at least remind you of that little scented cardboard pine tree dangling from your rear-view mirror. What could be better! Well, how about this: Patients say products containing this pine-scented chemical from cannabis plants promote alertness and memory retention. You can find… Read More


This terpene’s name certainly is a mouthful, but with patients singing its praises, beta-caryophyllene is worth getting to know. It’s said to offer aworld of health benefits, from acting as an anti-inflammatory to helping relieve intestinal disorders. Terpenes give cannabis plants their distinct aromas, and beta-caryophyllene – found in black pepper, cloves and cinnamon –… Read More


Our series of posts on terpenes – the chemical compounds in cannabis plants that are exciting scientists with their medicinal potential – continues with myrcene. Terpenes give plants their distinct aromas, and myrcene’s is earthy and musky. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory effects, reducing stress and promoting sleep, and is found naturally in hops, mango,… Read More


Ahhhh …. lavender, rosewood and jasmine! If you love these lovely scents, cannabis products containing the terpene linalool may be right up your alley (or maybe down your flower path). Patients say linalool is calming, promotes sleep and reduces anxiety. Care to know more? Check out our postcard series in the dispensary.


We list information about terpenes on our menu and packaging for our Flower and Concentrates products because interest in the therapeutic value of these chemical compounds in cannabis plants is skyrocketing. Known for its lemony taste and citrus aroma, the terpene limonene is said to reduce gastric reflux and stress while elevating mood. To learn… Read More

What Are Terpenes?

When you visit Berkshire Roots (501 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield), check out our beautiful series of educational postcards. Take any card you wish, then come back to take our quiz. Kidding. There’s no quiz. But you’ll definitely learn a lot and know some new words! First up: Terpenes. They’re the chemical compounds that give cannabis plants… Read More

A Handy Tool As You Figure Out Which Cannabis Product Suits You Best

We’re so excited to be open at 501 Dalton Ave. in Pittsfield! Our hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. When you come into the dispensary (don’t forget to bring your MM card and ID!), our knowledgeable and friendly cannabis specialists will help you make… Read More

A Short Guide To Lead You In The Right Direction

There’s lots to learn when starting to use medical cannabis. Take your time. This will help get your started:  

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