I love knowledge. I always have. Growing up in a family with so many secrets, I have always strived to be transparent and open with my knowledge and skills. Being a cannabis advocate in Massachusetts makes that so easy. We are lucky to have the ability to watch hearings and government meetings and share them…

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Being an advocate for something you believe in, isn’t always pretty. Growing up in a conservative family it wasn’t the subject of choice. Especially if the subject matter is as controversial as cannabis. I’ve been an activist for cannabis legalization since the late 90s when I was active in the Green Leaf party in Israel.…

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I believe in cannabis with all my heart. I believe in it more than I believe that there is a god. Then why have a waited so long to get my daughter a card? Is it fear? To fear anything is irrational at this point. I’ve done my homework. She has responded well with CBD.…

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By Shira Schoenberg | [email protected] Should all marijuana delivery trucks be required to have a video system in the driver and storage areas? Should drivers be required to wear body cameras to record deliveries? Should delivery be limited only to cities and towns that allow marijuana businesses?These are some of the tricky questions the Cannabis…

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Despite a well-intentioned social equity program in Massachusetts that aims to provide a pathway into the cannabis industry for victims of the war on drugs, few have jumped at the opportunity.Only five entrepreneurs have turned in business license applications, though 123 permits are up for grabs, according to Masslive.com.The situation may reflect the high barriers…

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says his office is planning to crack down on what he said is the growing number of Massachusetts-based businesses raising money from marijuana-related investments.The Democrat said Wednesday that his office has seen an uptick in marijuana-related fraud cases.Galvin said those engaging in fraud may exploit high-profile…

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —The owners of a cannabis company hope to transform a former Papa Gino’s on Route 9 into a recreational marijuana shop set to open early next year.The Papa Gino’s at 151 Worcester Road in Framingham closed in February along with a half-dozen other stores. The rest of the story: Closed Papa Gino’s location…

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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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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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