Near the end of the day, a man who identified himself as Patrick said he drove 2 hours from Taunton to then stand 90 minutes in line to be able to go in the shop and legally purchase marijuana.
While Cultivate Holdings in Leicester, the other state’s only legal marijuana retail operation, is a lot closer to Taunton, the Northampton location had the advantage of being open later. Cultivate Holdings, he said, “close at 6 p.m.”
As a NETA staff member circulated along the line handing out paper menus of the products inside, Patrick decline. “I already know what I’m getting,” he said.
Unlike Narkewicz, Patrick said he had no intentions of preserving his purchase for posterity, but would likely smoke it as soon as he drives the two hours back to home.
“I’ll keep the receipt as a momento,” he said.