Despite the weed dust settling on the novelty of legal recreational pot in Massachusetts months ago, Saturday was a historic moment for Mike Lutkevich.
He’s been using marijuana, non-medicinally, for about 45 years. NETA (New England Treatment Access) in Brookline has been offering medicinal cannabis for over two years, but it’s now offering recreational cannabis products, allowing Lutkevich to buy pot legally for the first time.
Around Thanksgiving, the Woburn resident said he and his wife tried to go to another dispensary, but the line was so long they “couldn’t get near the place.” Saturday was different, though. He waited only about 40 minutes.