Massachusetts marijuana: Here’s how much the retail stores made in five days of sales | masslive.com

By Gintautas Dumciusgdumcius@masslive.comThe two Massachusetts marijuana retail stores pulled in $2.2 million in gross sales, according to data released by the state Cannabis Control Commission.The commission released five days’ worth of data, based on sales at Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton, the first marijuana retail stores to open east…

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‘We’re in hell;’ Leicester residents raise traffic concerns after first week of recreational marijuana sales | masslive.com

By Jacqueline TemperaJTempera@masslive.comOn the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts, Marc Castonguay, a 57-year-old man who lives with disabilities had to cancel his monthly doctor’s appointment.”I couldn’t even leave my yard because there were so many cars,” Castonguay, who lives on Main Street in Leicester – less than a mile from Cultivate,…

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Massachusetts regulators give more recreational pot shops the OK to open

Three more adult recreational marijuana retailers have received final licenses that will allow them to open, which may provide some relief for residents and officials in Leicester and Northampton, where the first two such shops opened last week.According to the state Cannabis Control Commission, final marijuana retailer licenses have been issued to Alternative Therapies Group…

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NETA in Northampton still busy with recreational marijuana sales

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Almost a week after NETA began selling recreational marijuana, long lines and increased traffic continues in Northampton.NETA officials said they have been working closely with Northampton police this past week to make sure things run smoothly. According to NETA’s Director of Operational Compliance Amanda Rositano there have been no problems. Read…

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Pot shops may be open, but you can still be fired over weed | Boston Herald

BOSTON — The long-awaited opening of the first recreational marijuana stores in Massachusetts was cheered by cannabis enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t change the reality that workers can be fired or face disciplinary action from employers for marijuana, even when they use pot outside work, on their own time. Also, you can still lose…

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Marty Walsh plans slow go giving Boston licenses | Boston Herald

Dozens of pot industry firms want to open business in Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, pledging that the city will “get it right,” while one city councilor cautioned against handing out too many licenses.“I think we have over 50 applicants right now in the city that are filed for various types of marijuana facilities,…

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Commission: Over $440K spent on pot products on first day of sales

BOSTON —The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission said people spent more than $440,000 on products at the two new marijuana retail stores opened in Leicester and Northampton Tuesday.In all, more than 10,000 individual items were sold.AdvertisementThat includes packages of edibles and single sales of measured marijuana.There is a 20 percent state tax on all products sold,…

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