Marijuana Sales Legal in Massachusetts, but Don't Bring it to New York

Marijuana Dispensary

A historic day in Massachusetts on Tuesday, as the first dispensaries for recreational marijuana opened their doors in Northampton and Leicester.  

This comes two years after Bay State residents voted to legalize the drug. 

However, there‚Äôs a word of caution from Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. 

Driving under the influence is illegal, and he's especially wary of the edibles, like the cannabis-infused candy bars.

While it's still illegal to possess, smoke, or sell marijuana in New York State, Albany County DA David Soares said last week that effective December 1st, his office will no longer prosecute low-level cases.

In Massachusetts, dispensaries are expected to open next month in Wareham, Salem, and East Hampton.

You have to be at least 21 to buy, and must have your ID in hand.

Photo: WNYT

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