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On 4/20 no celebration for the state’s marijuana retail industry. The coronavirus pandemic is hurting the adult-use pot businesses. – News – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA – Framingham, MA

April 20, 2020 /

For an industry just getting to its feet in Massachusetts, the Cannabis Control Commission’s decision to shut down adult-use retail stores is a painful hit, said Peter Bernard, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council. Source: On 4/20 no celebration for the state’s marijuana retail industry. The coronavirus pandemic is hurting the adult-use…

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Baker to pot firms: I’m focusing on surge

April 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Baker to pot firms: I’m focusing on surge

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday fended off questions about his decision to declare recreational marijuana businesses non-essential by saying he’s focused on the expected surge in COVID-19 cases and the effort to save thousands of lives. Baker is facing pushback from the recreational marijuana industry for his decision to declare it nonessential while deeming package(…)…

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Should civil fines be levied on illegal marijuana businesses? – masslive.com

February 27, 2020 /

Lawmakers are considering a range of controversial cannabis bills, including one that would let the state fine illegal businesses. Source: Should civil fines be levied on illegal marijuana businesses? – masslive.com

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A year in marijuana: 33 shops, over $400 million in sales and a bribery scandal – masslive.com

February 9, 2020 /

The year plus since the first recreational marijuana stores opened has been one of triumphs and bumps for the nascent industry, with 33 open shops, millions of dollars in tax revenue and a burgeoning social equity program – in addition to a bribery scandal and a federal investigation. Source: A year in marijuana: 33 shops,…

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Growers turning up legal pressure on Cannabis Commission | News | salemnews.com

January 22, 2020 /

BOSTON — A group representing Massachusetts marijuana growers officially petitioned the Cannabis Control Commission last week to review and regulate the statutorily-required agreements between marijuana businesses and their host towns, Source: Growers turning up legal pressure on Cannabis Commission | News | salemnews.com

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Here’s Why Worcester County Is Dominating The State’s Burgeoning Cannabis Industry

January 2, 2020 /

A growing economy mixed with accessible real estate is making Worcester County an attractive place for pot businesses to set up shop.” Source: Here’s Why Worcester County Is Dominating The State’s Burgeoning Cannabis Industry

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Marijuana growers organization expands | Worcester Business Journal

October 11, 2019 /

A group that advocates on behalf of Massachusetts cannabis growers is evolving to take on dual roles – lobbying, and organizing an active community of growers. Source: Marijuana growers organization expands | Worcester Business Journal

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Held to a different standard? Some growers question Massachusetts ban of most pesticides on marijuana crops – masslive.com

July 4, 2019 /

While some say the ban is required for public safety, others say marijuana is being unfairly subjected to a standard that does not apply to other crops. Source: Held to a different standard? Some growers question Massachusetts ban of most pesticides on marijuana crops – masslive.com

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

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 Masslive.com.The situation may reflect the high barriers…

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