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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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State warns Leafly on ads for pot-delivery services – The Boston Globe

March 17, 2017 /

Critics say the delivery outfits are essentially selling “marijuana moonshine.” Source: State warns Leafly on ads for pot-delivery services – The Boston Globe

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Is Your Cannabis Safe? – High Times

March 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Is Your Cannabis Safe? – High Times

Source: Is Your Cannabis Safe? – High Times Cannabis safety is of concern in the medical marijuana industry. Gray market material may be grown with care by some, but even the most careful growers can end up with sub standard cannabis that wouldn’t pass safety testing. Do you kow where your weed came from?

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Ardent Presents the End of Prohibition Celebration Tickets, Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

December 13, 2016 /

Be a part of history at a premiere, multi-experience cannabis celebration event!Join Ardent Cannabis on December 15 to celebrate the passage of Question 4 and experience the future of cannabis in Massachusetts! You’ll learn home cultivating tips from master growers, sample local goods and tasty food, and have a blast partying with New England’s cannabis…

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InFocus: Regulating the recreational marijuana industry in Massachusetts

December 13, 2016 /

Secretary of State William Galvin’s office plans to deliver the official results of the Nov. 8 ballot question to the Governor’s Council for certification on Wednesday. Source: InFocus: Regulating the recreational marijuana industry in Massachusetts

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DPH Proposes Eliminating 10 Ounce 60 Day Supply

December 13, 2016 / Comments Off on DPH Proposes Eliminating 10 Ounce 60 Day Supply

Big changes are on the way for Massachusetts cannabis patients in more ways than one. Besides amounts of non-medical marijuana becoming legal following the passage of Question 4, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has suggested changes to the amount of medical marijuana that patients in the Commonwealth are legally allowed to possess and purchase during a…

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Raid! National Guard, State Police descend on 81-year-old’s property to seize single pot plant

September 30, 2016 / Comments Off on Raid! National Guard, State Police descend on 81-year-old’s property to seize single pot plant

AMHERST — All that remains of the solitary marijuana plant an 81-year-old grandmother had been growing behind her South Amherst home is a stump and a ragged hole in the ground. Margaret Holcomb said she was growing the plant as medicine, a way to ease arthritis and glaucoma and help her sleep at night. Tucked…

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State Police snatch Islander’s medical marijuana  plants – Martha’s Vineyard Times

July 27, 2016 / Comments Off on State Police snatch Islander’s medical marijuana  plants – Martha’s Vineyard Times

National Guard soldiers in conjunction with mainland State Police plucked four plants from 81-year-old Paul Jackson’s Edgartown garden.     Paul Jackson shows the stump of one of his confiscated cannabis plants. — Sam Moore Updated 3 pm, Thursday It’s been some years since Islanders have seen a black helicopter crisscrossing the Island, its crew…

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