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Surveillance, home delivery, product bans: Massachusetts marijuana regulators grapple with tough issues as they rewrite rules –

June 26, 2019 /

By Shira Schoenberg | [email protected] Should all marijuana delivery trucks be required to have a video system in the driver and storage areas? Should drivers be required to wear body cameras to record deliveries? Should delivery be limited only to cities and towns that allow marijuana businesses?These are some of the tricky questions the Cannabis…

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Only five applicants for 123 social equity cannabis permits in Massachusetts

June 21, 2019 /

Despite a well-intentioned social equity program in Massachusetts that aims to provide a pathway into the cannabis industry for victims of the war on drugs, few have jumped at the opportunity.Only five entrepreneurs have turned in business license applications, though 123 permits are up for grabs, according to situation may reflect the high barriers…

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Massachusetts warns of potential marijuana investment scams – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

June 20, 2019 /

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says his office is planning to crack down on what he said is the growing number of Massachusetts-based businesses raising money from marijuana-related investments.The Democrat said Wednesday that his office has seen an uptick in marijuana-related fraud cases.Galvin said those engaging in fraud may exploit high-profile…

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Closed Papa Gino’s location to be transformed into marijuana shop?

June 19, 2019 /

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —The owners of a cannabis company hope to transform a former Papa Gino’s on Route 9 into a recreational marijuana shop set to open early next year.The Papa Gino’s at 151 Worcester Road in Framingham closed in February along with a half-dozen other stores. The rest of the story: Closed Papa Gino’s location…

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Cannabis advocates rally in rebuttal to ‘Prohibition 2.0’ – The Boston Globe

June 14, 2019 /

Dozens of cannabis advocates rallied at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday to refute a public health group’s criticisms of the state’s newly regulated marijuana industry.The crowd held signs that read: “Weed’s not new,” “Empower our communities,” and “Cannabis equity is non-negotiable.” The audience cheered as researchers, clinicians, a state regulator, and people harmed by…

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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission approves sale of New England Treatment Access marijuana company –

June 14, 2019 /

By Jim Kinney | [email protected] and Shira Schoenberg | [email protected] The state’s Cannabis Control Commission approved Thursday the sale of New England Treatment Access, NETA, and its marijuana shops in Northampton and Brookline to a deep-pocketed national operator in the nation’s fledgling recreational marijuana industry.The unanimous vote came during a regular monthly meeting of the…

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Marijuana Sales In Massachusetts Approach $140 Million, Report Says – CBS Boston

June 13, 2019 /

DENVER (AP) — Sales of adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts have reached nearly $140 million through the end of May. Marijuana Business Daily reports that sales continue to rise through six months of operations following a November 2018 launch. Massachusetts was the first Eastern seaboard state to legalize recreational use and retailers were expected to benefit…

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Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Proposed In Mansfield | Mansfield, MA Patch

June 11, 2019 /

MANSFIELD, MA — Mansfield could get its first marijuana business if a proposal for a recreational dispensary at 321 School St., across from the Mansfield Crossing shopping plaza is approved. Representatives from Releaf Alternative presented a proposal for a pot shop at last week’s Select Board meeting on June 5, and answered several of the…

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Massachusetts veterinarians warn of uptick in dogs suffering THC intoxication from marijuana edibles –

June 11, 2019 /

By George Graham | Special to The Republican Some Massachusetts veterinarians warn they are seeing increasing numbers of dogs suffering from THC intoxication, mostly by getting into their owners’ marijuana edibles, following the state’s legalization of recreational pot last November.“It’s increasing in prevalence because there is a lot more use of edibles now,” said Dr.…

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The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News | Abutters Raise Concerns About Proposed Retail Marijuana Shop

June 9, 2019 /

As his medical marijuana dispensary nears completion in West Tisbury, Island cannabis entrepreneur Geoff Rose has begun the process of obtaining a license to open a retail marijuana store. Mr. Rose, who owns Patient Centric Martha’s Vineyard, has secured a lease for retail space in the lower level of the Woodland Center commercial complex in…

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