Day two of recreational cannabis sales in Massachusetts

Hampshire County

It is day two of recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts.

Very early Tuesday morning, long lines had formed outside NETA in Northampton, one of the first two in the state to open. On their second morning, however, the long lines weren’t there as of 5:00 A.M. By 6:00, a line did begin to form outside the door (two hours before the start of business), though it was comparatively shorter than it was at the same time the previous day.

A spokesperson for NETA told 22News that nearly 2,000 customers purchased cannabis products on Tuesday. Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz was first in line, purchasing a cannabis-infused chocolate bar, which he says he will frame to commemorate the historic day.

Under state law, recreational users can only purchase an ounce of marijuana flower, or five grams of concentrate per transaction. You also need to provide a government-issued ID that proves you are 21 years of age or older.

NETA has been able to get a jump-start on the cannabis market in western Massachusetts, but they soon won’t be alone. The Cannabis Control Commission approved a final retail license for INSA in Easthampton on Tuesday. Their first date of recreational marijuana sales has not yet been set.

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