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Marijuana products sit on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
Jesse Costa/WBUR / WBUR

The opening of commercial pot shops in Massachusetts is likely to draw people from neighboring states —like Connecticut — where recreational marijuana is not legal. 

A lawn sign from the 2017 Holyoke preliminary municipal election.
Mike Plaisance / The Republican /

The ACLU of Massachusetts is suing the city of Holyoke over new restrictions on signs.

Steve Wynn, at right in a tie, speaks with reporters during a March 2016 press conference.
Gintautas Dumcius / Masslive /

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ha been temporarily blocked from publishing the findings of its investigation into casino magnate Steve Wynn. 

A line forms outside New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday.
Alden Bourne / NEPR

Updated 2:48 p.m.

The big day has finally arrived: Two years and two weeks after Massachusetts voters said they wanted to purchase recreational marijuana legally in the state, two stores are now open for anyone 21 and older.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette building in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Dan Little / Daily Hampshire Gazette /

The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts, announced it has a new publisher. The move comes after employees decided to unionize.