Holyoke Massachusetts:  A Brief History

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We have been extremely lucky to open our doors in such a beautiful place like Holyoke, MA. Surrounded by wonderful businesses and people. It is hard to ask for much more from a retail location. Full of rich history and a variety of culture, it truly is a hidden gem among Massachusetts cities.

Holyoke Founding

Founded in 1745 as a small agricultural village, it was not always the sprawling metropolis you see today. In 1849 a group of investors from Boston decided they wanted to create Holyoke into an industrial city. This required a major overhaul on the surroundings. The Connecticut river was damned and three separate canals were created, each sitting at different elevation. These canals were all about a mile in length and span a total of around 4.5 miles today. Holyoke actually resides on one of these canals, within one of the factory buildings that was built during this period.

Originally many of these buildings were used for textile, but quickly shifted into paper production. Creating paper requires huge amounts of water energy to produce. Being seated on the canal helped with both the large amount of water and made it easier to supply energy to mill. Producing paper also produces a massive amount of pollution; bleach and other harmful chemical solvents are needed to produce paper. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals were dumped directly into the canals, damaging the water quality.

Holyoke Today

Today many of the canals are either in the process of being cleaned or have been extensively cleaned in the past. Holyoke is also home to one of the largest Puerto Rican communities in the world! Giving Holyoke diversity and culture. We cannot be more excited to see what the future of Holyoke, MA holds!


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Customer Safety During COVID-19

Holyoke Cannabis implements a wide range of sanitation and safety measures. Health and security are major priorities for their walk-in customers. “We are constantly sanitizing our sales floor and counterspace and offer both hand sanitizer and masks to all customers.” explains Jacob Black, Marketing and procurement Manager for Holyoke Cannabis. “Customers can also pre-order through our website www.holyokecannabis.com in order to decrease your time spent in store. We take our customers safety concerns extremely seriously.”.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call 413-322-8611 and a Holyoke Cannabis Bud Tender will have the answer you need.

Products and Education

Due to the previously mentioned influx of cannabis users joining the recreational market, one major goal of Holyoke Cannabis is to properly educate and inform for both its Budtenders and Customers. Holyoke Cannabis provides an extensive product guide that details/describes all major forms of cannabis intake from yummy edibles to old school buds and everything in between. If you are more of a person-to-person learner, the Holyoke Cannabis staff is more than happy to answer all questions in a warm and friendly environment.

Location and Access

Access to transportation whether it be long distances, or one town over can be a great concern for customers who wish to partake in cannabis product safely. Holyoke Cannabis and the 380 Dwight St. plaza is located only a short distance from both a train station and local bus stop and is available to all.