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Massachusetts Shops Sell $2.2M of Legal Marijuana in 5 Days


NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The first commercial marijuana shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana products during the first five days they were open for business.

That’s according to figures released Nov. 27, 2018, by the Cannabis Control Commission.

New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton and Cultivate in Leicester began operations on Nov. 20 and combined sold $440,000 worth of cannabis that day. The busiest day was Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 22), when the stores reported nearly $480,000 in gross sales.

A total of 56,380 marijuana products were purchased during the initial five-day period.

The commission released the figures without comment.

The store openings were not without a hitch as some Leicester residents complained about traffic jams and other problems during a town hall meeting Nov. 26.

Additional Massachusetts stores are expected to open in the coming months.