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Massachusetts lawmakers eyeing pot tax revenues | WWLP.com

June 3, 2017 /

Massachusetts is expected to get a big payoff from future recreational marijuana sales, entering a billion dollar industry. Source: Massachusetts lawmakers eyeing pot tax revenues | WWLP.com

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Don’t Be Jealous of My Marijuana Prescription – Tonic

June 1, 2017 /

Weed patients endure all kinds of violations of their basic rights. Source: Don’t Be Jealous of My Marijuana Prescription – Tonic

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MAP: Find out what towns will or won’t allow recreational marijuana, so far – News – Needham Times – Needham, MA

May 26, 2017 /

Town-by-town, city-by-city residents of Massachusetts are deciding if they want to be able to drive to the corner store to buy marijuana.State officials delayed the implementation of the law legalizing the recreational marijuana industry until July 2018, but residents in many towns and cities are voting this spring and summer to delay local implementation even…

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Advocate for marijuana shops baffled by moratoriums – News – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA – Framingham, MA

May 24, 2017 /

A spokesman for the triumphant campaign to legalize adult-use marijuana said he doesn’t understand why communities have enacted moratoriums on pot stores, in light of the state Legislature’s efforts to delay the retail portion of the proposal until at least the summer of 2018.In December, Gov. Charles D. Baker Jr. signed a bill to delay…

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Town Meeting to Take up Marijuana Moratorium – Dedham, MA Patch

May 13, 2017 /

The Annual Town Meeting at Dedham High School starts at 7 p.m. Monday night. Source: Town Meeting to Take up Marijuana Moratorium – Dedham, MA Patch

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What’s going on with legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts?

April 25, 2017 /

Who will be in charge of regulating and enforcing Massachusetts’ new marijuana law remains the subject of behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Beacon Hill. Source: What’s going on with legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts?

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Jeff Sessions “Surprised” by Public Backlash Over His Anti-Marijuana Stance – MERRY JANE

April 14, 2017 /

In a speech at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, the U.S. Attorney General said he was “surprised” the nation disagrees with his anti-cannabis rhetoric. Source: Jeff Sessions “Surprised” by Public Backlash Over His Anti-Marijuana Stance – MERRY JANE

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State Sen. President Stanley Rosenberg on board with using marijuana taxes for addiction treatment – Boston Business Journal

April 6, 2017 /

Voters repealed a sales tax on alcohol in 2010, cutting $160 million a year earmarked for substance abuse treatment programs. State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg says that with the prospect of new revenue from legalized recreational marijuana starting next year, there’s an opportunity to replace that. Source: State Sen. President Stanley Rosenberg on board with…

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To farmers, cannabis could mean much bigger bucks than tomatoes – The Boston Globe

April 4, 2017 /

Ted Dobson and other small farmers like him are hoping to be growers for Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana program. Do they stand a chance? Source: To farmers, cannabis could mean much bigger bucks than tomatoes – The Boston Globe

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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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