| Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER — Recreational marijuana shops in the state have surpassed $1 billion in gross sales, the state Cannabis Control Commission announced earlier this month, just under two years from the first sales.
In other words, people sure like their pot.
“This sales milestone represents licensees’ ability to successfully support a safe, accessible and effective adult-use industry, and I am pleased the resulting tax benefits will have a significant impact on communities throughout the Commonwealth,” Commission Chairman Steven J. Hoffman said in a statement.
Indeed, that revenue is welcomed.
“We’ve been very fortunate that we’ve had Caroline’s Cannabis operating in the town of Uxbridge. Caroline’s been a great neighbor and business partner,” Uxbridge Town Manager Steven Sette said of the town’s first retail marijuana store.
Sette reported the town has received roughly $400,000 from marijuana businesses — there are now three operating in town —