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May 8, 2019 /

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Massachusetts gives initial OK for cannabis home delivery to select licensees

May 6, 2019 /

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…

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Here are all of the retail recreational marijuana shops open in Massachusetts – masslive.com

May 6, 2019 /

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…

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1st Massachusetts farmers moving toward approval to grow marijuana outdoors – masslive.com

April 6, 2019 /

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…

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How’s The Recreational Marijuana Roll Out Going In Massachusetts? | Radio Boston

April 2, 2019 /

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…

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‘Cash is still king’ in Massachusetts marijuana industry – News – The Sudbury Town Crier – Sudbury, MA

April 1, 2019 /

By Eli Sherman – Wicked Local – Posted at 8:32 AM A good way to end a conversation with someone in the marijuana trade is to ask them about their banking situation.Some experts project the industry in Massachusetts could be worth $1.8 billion in the future, making clear the potential to earn money in the…

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Massachusetts marijuana regulators investigating whether companies violated license limits – The Boston Globe

March 28, 2019 /

By Todd Wallack and Dan Adams Globe Staff March 28, 2019 State regulators said Wednesday they are investigating whether large marijuana companies are flouting state rules on the number of licenses that can be controlled or owned by a single entity, potentially making it harder for smaller, independent entrepreneurs to compete.The revelation by the Cannabis…

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Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue – Boston Herald

March 27, 2019 /

NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn’t so black-and-white.Leaders in solidly-blue New Jersey are vowing it will still join the 10 states that have legalized the drug.…

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Boston Area’s First Retail Marijuana Shop Opens Without Trouble | Brookline, MA Patch

March 26, 2019 /

BROOKLINE, MA — Despite concern that the corner of Washington Street and Route 9 would be mangled with traffic for the opening weekend of Greater Boston’s first retail marijuana shop, the intersection flowed freely. The line Saturday at New England Treatment Access (NETA) didn’t make it out of the parking lot, which was big enough…

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Retail marijuana applicants in Boston grow impatient, ask if groups that have been ‘locked up’ for marijuana will be locked out from industry – masslive.com

March 20, 2019 /

By Kristin LaFratta | [email protected] In step with a statewide initiative, the city of Boston wants the profitable cannabis industry to benefit those who suffered from the drug’s many years of prohibition.But as Boston City Councilors debate how to fairly regulate the new marijuana industry and support “economic empowerment applicants,” local marijuana entrepreneurs say years…

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