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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 – masslive.com

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 – masslive.com

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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Gov. Charlie Baker leads governors in asking Congress to leave marijuana laws up to states – masslive.com

June 9, 2019 /

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…

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CCC Chairman On The State Of Marijuana In Massachusetts

June 8, 2019 /

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.…

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Nantucket pot dispensary sets sights on July opening – News – southcoasttoday.com – New Bedford, MA

June 8, 2019 /

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…

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May 8, 2019 /

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