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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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Thoughts on the road

February 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Thoughts on the road

As I sit waiting for take off, I take a sigh of relief. Unfortunately a lot of us have had to be forced into this position. America isn’t the same any more. A zip code is crucial to your health and can even mean life or death if you are stuck in the wrong one.…

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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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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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