Legends at the Helm: Canna Provisions' Authentic Craft Strains | Chronogram Magazine
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Canna Provisions cultivates its cannabis under the careful eye of its grow team, Johnny Greenfingaz and Greg “Chemdog” Krzanowski.

Whether you’re a newbie to the nug, or a cannabis connoisseur, you’re going to want products you can rely on. Although legal cannabis is a new industry, Canna Provisions’ dispensaries have the background of (and bragging rights to) two longtime pros: CEO Meg Sanders and Director of Cultivation Greg “Chemdog” Krzanowski.

Canna’s success can be boiled down to Sanders—its not-so-secret weapon. As a compliance expert with bi-coastal cannabis experience leading vertically integrated cultivations and retail storefronts, Sanders continues to be a lodestar in legal cannabis. Her humanistic approach to cannabis retail has created a multi-award-winning independent craft cannabis brand known for one of the largest curated menus of top-tier legal Massachusetts brands and products, as well as the home of Smash Hits cannabis, Canna Provisions proprietary cannabis flower line.

Smash Hits launched to much fanfare earlier this year with Krzanowski—one of the most knowledgeable and recognizable growers in America, and a legacy market cannabis icon—who’s responsible for cultivating some of the most sought-after and popular strains of flower that served as a parent to such staple high-end strains as Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Chem 91, Chem D, and many others. Canna Provisions is the only place to find real authentic craft Chemdog strains in the Northeast, and the only place in the world to have it grown by Chemdog himself.

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The Canna Provisions dispensary in Lee stocks a wide selection of adult-use recreational cannabis products in a vintage general-store setting.

Canna Provisions' was voted number one cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts by Chronogram readers this year. Two locations in Holyoke and Lee offer a full range of adult-use recreational cannabis products including buds, pre-rolls, vape cartridges, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and beverages, in an atmosphere reminiscent of vintage general stores. Accessories are also available to enhance the consumer’s experience.

Historically, cannabis has been categorized into Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, but there is scarce scientific direction on the exact effects a specific strain will have on a person. Guides are on hand to advise consumers about the use of products, and budtenders help with purchases.

Smash Hits’ new Massmosa strain—spearheaded by grow manager Johnny Greenfingaz after a phenotype hunt of hundreds of variations—underscores the cultivars and cannabis strains only available at Canna Provisions locations in Western Massachusetts. The Holyoke and Lee locations are also home to the famed Chem 91 strain, grown from clones of the original 30-year-old Chemdog mother plant that gave birth to so many other legacy strains and crosses.

User education is important to Canna Provisions and extends past the retail floor: Sanders has consulted nationally and internationally with businesses, governments, investors, and institutions about cannabis. She and co-owner Erik Williams have both helped other firms navigate the cannabis industry throughout the United States and have teamed up to be a force for cultivation and sales in Massachusetts. That knowledge is shared on the dispensary’s website, which is chock-full of information including how to choose between cannabis strains, current legal restrictions, and other important topics.

As its slogan says, Canna Provisions stores in Lee and Holyoke Massachusetts help “better your journey” in cannabis. Founded by established industry pioneers with extensive cultivation, regulation, and consumer sales experience, Canna creates a one-of-a-kind dispensary experience with the broadest range of top-grade craft cannabis products that are locally sourced and thoughtfully produced for all levels of cannabis consumers.

Canna Provisions
220 Housatonic Street, Lee, Massachusetts
380 Dwight Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts

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