Shops open in Leicester and Northampton on Tuesday
A bag of state regulated weed will only set you back about $400 an ounce
LEICESTER, Mass. — The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has given approval for two shops to begin marijuana sales starting Tuesday.
The commission authorized Cultivate Holdings LLC and New England Treatment Access (NETA) LLC to start selling marijuana and marijuana products.
The announcement ends a long wait for commercial sales to begin in Massachusetts. The state's voters legalized the use of recreational marijuana by adults 21 and older in 2016, but it's taken more than two years for state legislators and regulators to reach the point where the first stores can finally open.
The target date for retail sales had been July 1.
The Northampton store, operated by New England Treatment Access, said it would open for recreational sales at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Cultivate Holdings, which operates the Leicester store, said its doors would also open at 8 a.m. that day.