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, meaning revenue for the state totaled $88,000 in just the first day of recreational sales.Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. East Coast.

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