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In Massachusetts, legalized marijuana. The first buyer was the mayor of one of the cities.

He says he bought “for history.”

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Nov. 20 in Massachusetts entered into force a law allowing to buy marijuana for recreational purposes. Massachusetts became the seventh state to legalize cannabis in the United States and the first on the east coast. Residents voted for legalization back in 2016 – by law, citizens over the age of 21 can now buy up to five grams of marijuana.

Two official cannabis stores opened for the entire state – the rest will have to get a license. One of the points appeared in the city of Northampton, where there was a line at the door from the night. The first client was the mayor of the city, David Narkewicz, who bought a chocolate bar with marijuana.

For this Narkwitz stood in line with the rest. However, according to him, he is not going to use cannabis. “Most likely, I will save for history,” the mayor added.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I am proud to be the first person to make a purchase in the state. I think this is a symbolic message to all: the elected mayor shows the trust of the industry that has been stigmatized for many years. Now we take it out of the “shadow.”[/perfectpullquote]
David narquitz
mayor of northampton
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