NETA in Northampton to begin selling recreational marijuana Tuesday

Hampshire County

The first recreational marijuana sales east of the Mississippi will be made here in western Massachusetts Tuesday.

We are just a little more than 24 hours away from recreational marijuana sales beginning in Hampshire County.

And NETA in Northampton will be one of two stores opening Tuesday.

NETA or New England Treatment Access currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton and they’ll soon be able to sell cannabis products to anyone over the age of 21.

NETA said their store will open at 8 a.m.Tuesday morning to begin selling recreational pot. 

On Friday, The Cannabis Control Commission notified NETA that they could begin selling recreational marijuana in three calendar days.

The second recreational dispensary approved to sell adult-use pot products Tuesday is in Leicester. 

These two locations will be the first two recreational pot shops to open east of Colorado. 

NETA said they do anticipate long lines when doors open Tuesday. Police officers will also be present for traffic enforcement and for public safety

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