Steven Hoffman, chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control, said that it would be a big milestone when the marijuana retail stores in Massachusetts open.
Turns out he was right.
The Cannabis Control Commission recently released data from the first five days of operation at Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton – the first two marijuana retail stores in Massachusetts.
The retail stores earned more than $2.2 million in gross sales and sold 56,380 units of cannabis or cannabis related products in the five-day period.
The stores opened on November 20 – two years after voters legalized recreational cannabis in Massachusetts. More cannabis stores are expected to open in the state soon.
The stores sold cannabis worth $440,000 on the first day of operation and hit $479,748 on November 23 with 12,199 units purchased.
Norton Arbelaez, government operations director at NETA, told Marijuana Business Daily: “Every register is busy all the time, from when we open to when we close.”
NETA says they have been serving around 2,000 customers per day and have had to limit flower purchases to 3.5 grams per person.