GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday fended off questions about his decision to declare recreational marijuana businesses non-essential by saying he’s focused on the expected surge in COVID-19 cases and the effort to save thousands of lives. Baker is facing pushback from the recreational marijuana industry for his decision to declare it nonessential while deeming package(…)…

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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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The state Cannabis Control Commission, as part of a listening tour to consider potential revisions to current marijuana regulations, heard pleas to reduce red tape and fees for new businesses, expand opportunities for minorities and women, and reduce product costs. Source: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission hears calls for less red tape, lower-cost products – masslive.com

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Brit talks to Peter Bernard, President of the MA Grower’s Advocacy Council, and Jeremy Borjeson, Founder of the Harvest Cup, about growing cannabis at home. Topics include picking strains, growers rights, and bad edible stories. Source: ♫ GROWING CANNABIS AT HOME

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