Consumers who traveled to the first retail marijuana stores east of the Mississippi spent $440,011 on opening day, according to the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

The commission said the number of total units sold - a figure that includes things like a package of edibles, a sale of measured-out marijuana, or a bottle of lotion - hit 10,784.

Two stores opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday: Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton.

Additional retail shops are set to open in the coming months and weeks if they clear several additional regulatory hurdles.

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