Are communities reconsidering pot shops following success of local stores?


NETA, Cultivate, and soon INSA.

Pot shops in Northampton and Leicester are seeing budding sales, INSA in Easthampton will soon add to these profits.

Nearly two weeks later, customers are still waiting in lines outside to purchase adult cannabis products. 

But the question remains, has the success of these pot shops changed the views that residents have about seeing recreational sales in their communities? 

West Springfield banned recreational pot sales in town over the summer. Mayor William Reichelt vetoed the town councils ban, which was overruled. Some residents are still in agreement with the councils decision. 

“I don’t believe in that for myself, I can’t speak for other people,” said Latoya Ramos. “But I know it can cause accidents if you’re not begin smart  with it.”

Other residents told 22News the tax revenue would be a good thing. 

“As long as they keep it away from the schools, it will be good,” said Ron Stillman. “As long as they make sure that everyone is 21 years old. Give people a chance to do something they’ll do anyway and this way they can do it legally.”

From November 20 to the 25 more than $2-million were made in sales between both pot shops in the state.

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