Photos: Recreational marijuana sales begin in Massachusetts

Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton became the first pot shops to open in the state Tuesday morning.

Brittani Beeso, 23, of Worcester, purchases marijuana at Cultivate.

Dave Mech, aka “Potsquach,” 57, of Springfield, waits in line to be one of the first customers at NETA.

Vegan items were for sale at the opening of Cultivate.

People wait in line for the opening of Cultivate.

Cannabis products are displayed at Cultivate.

Customers purchase marijuana at Cultivate.

Cannabis is displayed at Cultivate.


Cannabis products are displayed at Cultivate.

A warning sign is displayed at Cultivate.

A customer makes a purchase at Cultivate.

Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz makes the first purchase from NETA co-founder Arnon Vared

Iraq War veteran Stephen Mandile, of Uxbridge, hands money to Cultivate President Sam Barber as he makes the first purchase at the dispensary.

Sam Barber, president and CEO of Cultivate, arranges smokable strains of cannabis before opening.


Customers wait for the doors to open at NETA.

Robert Golembeski, left, of Chepachet, Rhode Island, stands in line outside Cultivate.

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