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SELLING RECREATIONAL POT ON THE EAST COAST. NBC’S STEPHANIE GOSK POT ON THE EAST COAST. NBC’S STEPHANIE GOSK IS SKIPPING THE LINE NBC’S STEPHANIE GOSK IS SKIPPING THE LINE GETTING AN INSIDE IS SKIPPING THE LINE GETTING AN INSIDE LOOK. GETTING AN INSIDE LOOK.>>Reporter: SMOKE IT, LOOK.>>Reporter: SMOKE IT, EAT IT, VAP ITE IT.>>Reporter: SMOKE IT, EAT IT, VAP ITE IT. STARTING TOMORROW IN EAT IT, VAP ITE IT. STARTING TOMORROW IN MASSACHUSETTS ANYONE STARTING TOMORROW IN MASSACHUSETTS ANYONE OVER 21 CAN BUY IT FOR MASSACHUSETTS ANYONE OVER 21 CAN BUY IT FOR FUN. OVER 21 CAN BUY IT FOR FUN.>>WHAT A MOMENT. FUN.>>WHAT A MOMENT. WE’RE SO EXCITED TO BE>>WHAT A MOMENT. WE’RE SO EXCITED TO BE HERE TODAY. WE’RE SO EXCITED TO BE HERE TODAY.>>Reporter: THE STATE HERE TODAY.>>Reporter: THE STATE VOTED TO LEGALIZE>>Reporter: THE STATE VOTED TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR VOTED TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA FOR RECREATIONAL USE TWO MARIJUANA FOR RECREATIONAL USE TWO YEARS AGO. RECREATIONAL USE TWO YEARS AGO. SINCE THEN A YEARS AGO. SINCE THEN A COMMISSION HAS BEEN SINCE THEN A COMMISSION HAS BEEN WORKING OUT DETAILS. COMMISSION HAS BEEN WORKING OUT DETAILS.>>IT’S NOT GOING TO WORKING OUT DETAILS.>>IT’S NOT GOING TO BE IN EVERY CITY AND>>IT’S NOT GOING TO BE IN EVERY CITY AND TOWN AND STATE AND BE IN EVERY CITY AND TOWN AND STATE AND EVERY STREET CORNER TOWN AND STATE AND EVERY STREET CORNER BUT IT’S GOING TO BE EVERY STREET CORNER BUT IT’S GOING TO BE ACCESSIBLE BUT IT’S GOING TO BE ACCESSIBLE ACCESSIBLE ACCESSIBLE ACCESSIBLE ACCESSIBLE. ACCESSIBLE ACCESSIBLE.>>Reporter: THE STORE ACCESSIBLE.>>Reporter: THE STORE IS ONE OF TWO LICENSED>>Reporter: THE STORE IS ONE OF TWO LICENSED TO SELL SO FAR. IS ONE OF TWO LICENSED TO SELL SO FAR. MORE WILL BE APPROVED TO SELL SO FAR. MORE WILL BE APPROVED IN THE COMING WEEKS MORE WILL BE APPROVED IN THE COMING WEEKS BUT THERE ARE RULES. IN THE COMING WEEKS BUT THERE ARE RULES.>>THE NUMBER IS 28 ON BUT THERE ARE RULES.>>THE NUMBER IS 28 ON THE SCALE HERE.>>THE NUMBER IS 28 ON THE SCALE HERE.>>Reporter: AND THE SCALE HERE.>>Reporter: AND THAT’S THE>>Reporter: AND THAT’S THE MASSACHUSETTS LAW, THAT’S THE MASSACHUSETTS LAW, THAT YOU CAN BUY 28 MASSACHUSETTS LAW, THAT YOU CAN BUY 28 GRAMS IN A SINGLE DAY THAT YOU CAN BUY 28 GRAMS IN A SINGLE DAY FOR RECREATIONAL USE? GRAMS IN A SINGLE DAY FOR RECREATIONAL USE?>>CORRECT. FOR RECREATIONAL USE?>>CORRECT.>>Reporter: JAKE IS A>>CORRECT.>>Reporter: JAKE IS A VETERAN WITH PTSD.>>Reporter: JAKE IS A VETERAN WITH PTSD. HIS CONNECTION TO POT VETERAN WITH PTSD. HIS CONNECTION TO POT IS PERSONAL. HIS CONNECTION TO POT IS PERSONAL.>>WITH THE CANNABIS, IS PERSONAL.>>WITH THE CANNABIS, I’M ABLE TO KIND OF>>WITH THE CANNABIS, I’M ABLE TO KIND OF TAKE A DEEP BREATH, I’M ABLE TO KIND OF TAKE A DEEP BREATH, CALM DOWN, GO ABOUT MY TAKE A DEEP BREATH, CALM DOWN, GO ABOUT MY DAY WITHOUT LOOKING CALM DOWN, GO ABOUT MY DAY WITHOUT LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER. DAY WITHOUT LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER.>>Reporter: THE OVER MY SHOULDER.>>Reporter: THE BUSINESS WILL BE A>>Reporter: THE BUSINESS WILL BE A WIND FALL, A $215 BUSINESS WILL BE A WIND FALL, A $215 MILLION INCREASE IN WIND FALL, A $215 MILLION INCREASE IN TAX REVENUE IN THE MILLION INCREASE IN TAX REVENUE IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS AND TAX REVENUE IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS AND SALES IN THE BILLIONS. FIRST TWO YEARS AND SALES IN THE BILLIONS. EVEN AS MARIJUANA SALES IN THE BILLIONS. EVEN AS MARIJUANA REMAINS A SCHEDULE ONE EVEN AS MARIJUANA REMAINS A SCHEDULE ONE SUBSTANCE UNDER REMAINS A SCHEDULE ONE SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL LAW ALONGSIDE SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL LAW ALONGSIDE HEROIN AND COCAINE. FEDERAL LAW ALONGSIDE HEROIN AND COCAINE. VETERANS ARE MAKING HEROIN AND COCAINE. VETERANS ARE MAKING THE FIRST TWO VETERANS ARE MAKING THE FIRST TWO PURCHASES, IT’S THE THE FIRST TWO PURCHASES, IT’S THE MAJOR HERE IN NORTH PURCHASES, IT’S THE MAJOR HERE IN NORTH HAMPTON SAYS HE’LL BUY MAJOR HERE IN NORTH HAMPTON SAYS HE’LL BUY A CHOCOLATE BAR AND HAMPTON SAYS HE’LL BUY A CHOCOLATE BAR AND NOT TRY IT HIMSELF.

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