CCC: Northampton, Leicester retail pot shops made over $2M in first week

Hampshire County

The Cannabis Control Commission has released the combined gross sales totals from the retail marijuana stores in Leicester and Northampton after the first week of business.

According to the CCC, both dispensaries made a grand total of $2,217,621.13, with 56,380 products purchased.

Tuesday marks one week since NETA opened for recreational marijuana in Northampton on November 20.

And a week later, a line can still be seen outside the doors of NETA in Northampton, as people wait to purchase legal pot.

“People are going to come out of the woodwork because it’s legal now as opposed to having to hide it and being illegal, which is a great thing that they have changed the laws,” Joey Ventura said.

The data released by the CCC also shows that the average person bought three to four items per visit and the average spent per purchase was $39.33.

“Everybody wants to get a little flower that’s kind of like the traditional cannabis purchase,” Amanda Rositano, NETA Director of Operational Compliance said. “I think we are seeing a lot of people interested in picking up a chocolate bar which was what the mayor’s first purchase. All in all, I think people are very happy with their purchases.”

Rositano said the line has been getting smaller with each day, but they are still busy from open to close.

The CCC has not issued a statement regarding the released data at this time.

Click here for future data of recreational marijuana sales in Leicester and Northampton.

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