Transcript for Long lines as Massachusetts opens first 2 dispensaries on East Coast
In Massachusetts tonight, long lines as that state becomes first east of the Mississippi to make recreational marijuana sales legal. Eva pilgrim is there. Reporter: Tonight, there are still long lines in Massachusetts to legally buy recreational marijuana for the first time. Already sold legally in six western states, today marks the opening of the first two pot dispensaries on the east coast. Gummies are very popular. Reporter: The owners at this leicester store ready for the huge crowds, bringing in heated tents and even a grilled cheese food truck. I don't need a study to tell me it's helping them. I see it every day. Reporter: Stephen mandeli, an Iraq war vet with post-traumatic stress, a brain injury and chronic pain, was the first person in line here. Cannabis has been the only medication that has helped without severe side effects. Reporter: David, you have to be 21 years old to buy marijuana in the state of Massachusetts and you can get up to an ounce. You can't though take over state lines.
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