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3 More Recreational Marijuana Shops Get Final Licenses In Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) – Three more recreational marijuana stores are a step closer to opening for business in Massachusetts.

Alternative Therapies Group in Salem, Pharmcannis Massachusetts in Wareham and INSA in Easthampton have been issued final licenses from the state's Cannabis Control Commission.

The shops in Wareham and Salem would be the first to open in eastern Massachusetts.

It's not clear yet when the three stores will open to the public because the commission has several more conditions that need to be met before each can begin full operations. A representative for the Wareham shop said they are targeting an early December opening.

The shops will join stores in Leicester and Northampton, which officially opened Tuesday to become the first legal recreational marijuana businesses on the East Coast. The Cannabis Control Commision said the combined sales from both stores about $440,011.

Cultivate in Leicester served over 1,000 customers in their first day. They said their top sellers were chocolate and gummy cubes.

A spokesperson from NETA in Northampton said they served 2,000 customers before closing their doors at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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