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A Real Estate Boom, Powered by Pot – The New York Times

April 1, 2017 /

The legalization of marijuana is upending the market for warehouses and retail stores, as companies pay a premium for places to grow and sell it. Source: A Real Estate Boom, Powered by Pot – The New York Times

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Fact and fiction about home grow marijuana

March 29, 2017 /

Fact and fiction about home grow marijuana by Peter C. Bernard Source: Fact and fiction about home grow marijuana

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Five things you should know about Michael Latulippe – The Boston Globe

March 25, 2017 /

The longtime medical marijuana advocate stands at the center of Massachusetts’ pot scene. Source: Five things you should know about Michael Latulippe – The Boston Globe Thank you to The Boston Globe for this story.

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Stan Rosenberg vows no more delays in implementation of marijuana law | Boston Herald

March 23, 2017 /

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg promised that lawmakers will not further delay the opening of marijuana retail shops after the legislature’s Source: Stan Rosenberg vows no more delays in implementation of marijuana law | Boston Herald   Thanks to hte Boston Herald for their story

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Massachusetts could make $300M from marijuana tax by 2020 | WWLP.com

March 23, 2017 /

The Department of Revenue calculated the state’s tax revenue assuming marijuana is taxed a total of 12%. Source: Massachusetts could make $300M from marijuana tax by 2020 | WWLP.com

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Marijuana activists oppose proposed limits to home cultivation | masslive.com

March 22, 2017 /

As Massachusetts lawmakers are considering whether to change the number of marijuana plants a person can legally grow at home, pro-marijuana activists are urging them not to lower the limit. Source: Marijuana activists oppose proposed limits to home cultivation | masslive.com

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Massachusetts panel opens hearings on recreational marijuana regulation

March 21, 2017 /

Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to respect the will of the voters, but aren’t ruling out changes to the state’s recreational marijuana law. Source: Massachusetts panel opens hearings on recreational marijuana regulation

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What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind – Tonic

March 20, 2017 /

Researchers now understand the science behind the crossfade. Source: What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind – Tonic

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Sessions triples down on marijuana as dangerous drug, not opioid crisis solution

March 18, 2017 /

In a speech to law enforcement, Jeff Sessions said the nation needs to “hammer” drug dealers and other criminals while bringing back the drug abstinence campaigns of the 1980s. Sessions told reporters he was “dubious” of medical marijuana in general, and that his office may rethink parts of an Obama-era policy allowing individual states to…

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How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions

March 18, 2017 /

Police departments around the country are able to seize a person’s cash and property without charging them with a crime. VICE takes a look into how police departments are abusing civil forfeiture laws to collect billions of dollars. Source: How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions This is an unconstitutional practice, a violation…

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