Massachusetts Sees Over $2 Million in Pot Sales in First Week of Legalization
In just the first five days of legalized recreational cannabis, the two licensed dispensaries in Massachusetts have racked up over $2 million in retail pot sales. Sales figures for the period of Nov. 20 through Nov. 25 were released on Tuesday by the state Cannabis Control Commission. The totals are for the New England Treatment Access dispensary in Northampton and Cultivate in Leicester. The stores did not report sales for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On Tuesday, the first day of legal sales in Massachusetts, the stores sold more than $440,000 worth of cannabis products. The busiest day for cannabis sales was Black Friday, when sales of more than 12,000 units of product generated nearly $480,000 in revenue. Overall, purchases averaged more than three units per transaction with an average unit cost of $39.33. More than 56,000 units of cannabis product were sold by the two stores during those first five days of business.
Veteran Gets First Place in Line
Stephen Mandile, an Iraq War veteran, was the first person in line at New England Treatment Access when it opened last week. He told local media that he has been looking forward to the legalization of cannabis his entire adult life.
“I probably dreamed