Massachusetts made history on Tuesday as it started sales of recreational marijuana. The first person in line was Massachusetts mayor David Narkewicz of Northampton.
Narkewicz was the first customer at a pot shop, one of the two stores that opened in the state.
“I think there’s a lot going on here in trying to bring marijuana out of the shadows,” Narkewicz said to CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil.
When asked whether the purchase is simply ceremonial or it will be consumed, Narkewicz said, “I am actually going to probably preserve it and display it…because it is historically significant.”
Massachusetts became the seventh state to open retail marijuana shops this week.
Under Massachusetts law, retail shops can sell each customer no more than an ounce of flower or 20 servings of edibles served in child-resistant packaging.
“There has been marijuana use going on in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a long, long time. What’s changing is it’s now being regulated. It’s now being tested. It’s now being strictly monitored. That’s really the major change that’s happening,” remarked Narkewizc.