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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…Read More
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(…)…Read More
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,…Read More
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.comRead More
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 IndustryRead More
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 JournalRead More
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.comRead More
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…Read More
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…Read More