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Mass. Prepares for 1st Recreational Marijuana Sales

Big lines are expected Tuesday when Massachusetts opens its first two recreational marijuana shops in Northampton and Leicester. The state…

Big lines are expected Tuesday when Massachusetts opens its first two recreational marijuana shops in Northampton and Leicester.

The state will become the seventh in the U.S. to allow adults over 21-year-old to buy pot for recreational use and the first eastern state to do so. Both stores will operate as regulated, taxpaying companies with a license.

Cultivate Holdings, the Leicester store, will open its doors at 8 a.m. On Tuesday and Northampton, New England Treatment Access will do the same.

Those who are going to Cultivate will need to park at the Everlast Nursery, which is located at 1

894 Main St. There, patrons can take a shuttle bus to the dispensary. Medical patients will still be able to park on site, according to Cultivate President Sam Barber.

Recreational Pot Sales Start Tuesday in Massachusetts

[NECN] Recreational Pot Sales Start Tuesday in Massachusetts

Credit Cards will not be accepted at Cultivate, but cash and debit terminals will be available. Medical patients will have dedicated lines and terminals so their transactions could be done quickly.

“This has been a positive impact on the community overall,” Barber said. “This product really does help people. There’s such an immense amount of tax Now, we get to make sure that product is regulated. “

Massachusetts-vælgerne valgte at legalisere fritidsbrug af marihuana i 2016, men det har taget embedsmænd mer enn to år for at bestemme hvor de første butikker kunne åbne. Originally, retail sales were expected to begin July 1.

Consumers over the age of 21 with a valid ID will be able to purchase one ounce of marijuana from licensed stores or dispensaries.

Volwassenen som købe marijuana produkter skal have det lukket i en container og opbevares i trunk of a vehicle or glove compartment when traveling with Them. They may have up to one ounce on them at a time and up to 10 ounces in their home.

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