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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.…Read More
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…Read More
By Shira Schoenberg | [email protected] Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker led a dozen governors in signing a letter urging Congress to lift the federal ban on marijuana and allow states to craft their own marijuana laws.Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana in 2012 and recreational marijuana in 2016. But the continuing federal ban leads to difficulties in the…Read More
It’s now been more than six months since sales of legal recreational marijuana began in Massachusetts. The chairman of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission, Steve Hoffman, spoke with WGBH All Things Considered anchor Barbara Howard about the legal pot industry. This transcript has been edited for clarity.Barbara Howard: You’re in charge of licensing marijuana businesses.…Read More
NANTUCKET — The island known as the Grey Lady is getting a bit of color: green, to be exact.The Green Lady, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary poised to open in July, has planted its first crop — 750 seeds of 27 varieties of cannabis— at its facility on Amelia Drive. It would be Nantucket’s…Read More
Massachusetts regulators signed off on preliminary plans for recreational marijuana home delivery, but the program would limit participation in the first two years to applicants that fit under the state’s social equity and economic empowerment provisions.The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 to give initial approval to the policy, which could begin later this year…Read More
By Kristin LaFratta | [email protected] a slow legislative process, retail recreational marijuana is officially available in most of — though not all parts of — Massachusetts. Years after residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, state regulators have approved retail sales for more than 20 license holders from Pittsfield to Brookline.Since the openings of Cultivate in…Read More
By Shira Schoenberg | [email protected] So far, all the marijuana sold in Massachusetts’ legal market has been grown indoors. But that could change.The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday approved the first two provisional licenses for companies that plan to grow marijuana outdoors in the Berkshires. The licenses went to Theory Wellness and BCWC, both medical…Read More
There are 13 recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts, and at least a half dozen more are expected to open soon.But the roll out of recreational marijuana in the state has been bumpy and many say the pot shops are located so out of the way and the product is so expensive that much of the…Read More
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