Smokey Leaf joins Greenfield’s cannabis dispensary ranks

Co-owner Aman Kaur in the Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield.

Co-owner Aman Kaur in the Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Michael Fedas and Alexandra Mason with marijuana-infused products and ice cream at the Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield.

Michael Fedas and Alexandra Mason with marijuana-infused products and ice cream at the Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Michael Fedas, Aman Kaur, Manpreet Singh, Crystal Carrion and Alexandra Mason staff the Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield.

Michael Fedas, Aman Kaur, Manpreet Singh, Crystal Carrion and Alexandra Mason staff the Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

The Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield.

The Smokey Leaf marijuana dispensary on Bank Row in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

Staff Writer

Published: 07-01-2024 12:02 PM

Modified: 07-03-2024 11:20 AM


GREENFIELD — Only two weeks since the cannabis dispensary Smokey Leaf opened its doors at 49 Bank Row, co-owners Aman Kaur and Manpreet Singh say business is booming, though that’s not their primary motivation.

Although Kaur and Singh both worked in retail and informational technology for decades, the business partners decided to get into the marijuana business three years ago, when Kaur’s sister was fighting breast cancer. Kaur said medicinal cannabis use helped her sister significantly in her recovery.

“The first goal for opening the dispensary here is just helping out, because my family experienced some things where we needed help, I needed to help my sister,” Kaur said. “She was in that situation where she went through chemo, but we kind of felt helpless. ... Fast forward three years and here we are. How do we provide the same kind of help to other people? It’s more about that for us. It’s not just about opening another fancy dispensary.”

Kaur and Singh purchased the approximately 5,000-square-foot location, which formerly housed Karen’s Dance Studio, in 2021. The space contains about 1,000 square feet of retail space that Kaur said will either be rented out to another retailer, or used as a cannabis lounge, if future legislation passes to legalize cannabis social use sites.

From its popular cannabis-infused ice cream, to tinctures, flower, concentrate and pre-rolled joints, Smokey Leaf offers a variety of products from local and regional cannabis facilities such as Greenfield Greenery and EOS Farms in Pittsfield. The shop also offers Rick Simpson oil, a cannabis-infused oil that is widely believed to mitigate cancer symptoms, as well as other ailments such as arthritis and inflammation.

Smokey Leaf is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. It joins Patriot Care on Legion Avenue, Green River Cannabis Co. on Deerfield Street and Cheech & Chong’s Dispensoria on Davis Street, making it the city’s fourth operational marijuana dispensary.

Singh said by partnering with local vendors, the business aims to avoid exorbitant prices, working toward its goal of providing affordable cannabis for customers who can benefit from it.

“We all do this for recreational, sometimes medicinal purposes. That’s why our prices are very reasonable. We are not looking for a high mark-up. We are not looking for money here. We obviously would like to make some money, but we also, in the end, want to help each other out, like helping customers buy reasonable products at a reasonable price range,” Singh said.

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Kaur said the business hopes to sponsor local community events in the future, and asked local residents and organizations to email the business at info@smokeyleaf.com.

“Our job is to fill the store with great products that can help our customers and educate them, through our budtenders, of how these products can help,” Kaur said.

Anthony Cammalleri can be reached at acammalleri@recorder.com or 413-930-4429.