For Massachusetts city and town officials eyeing marijuana businesses, this forum seeks to demystify the new industry | masslive.com

By Gintautas Dumciusgdumcius@masslive.comWith two marijuana retail shops open and more on the way, city and town officials across Massachusetts are weighing traffic concerns, crowd control and other issues they’ll see if they decide to welcome the new industry.State regulators hope those officials will get some answers at a December 18 forum in Boston. The forum…

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Police Train To Spot Drivers Who Are High On Marijuana « CBS Boston

DANVERS (CBS) – Police officers sat in a Danvers classroom and watched a scene from a Cheech and Chong movie. It was the introduction to a two-day training class that’s become more popular since marijuana became legal in Massachusetts. Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement is referred to as ARIDE. It builds on the training all…

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Boston Group Will Roll 110-Foot Long Gold Joint in Worcester

A Boston group that rolled a record-setting 100-foot-long joint last year is taking things one big, glamorous, step further in 2018: a 110-foot long joint, wrapped in gold.“A year has come and gone, but our mission of cannabis acceptance has not faltered,” the group says in an announcement. Read More: Boston Group Will Roll 110-Foot…

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R.I. considers marijuana legalization as New England turns green

Pot stores are opening in Massachusetts. You can now grow your own in Maine and Vermont. And Connecticut’s new governor says legalizing marijuana will be a priority of his. When Rhode Island lawmakers return to Smith Hill next month they will find the regional marijuana landscape greening around them.PROVIDENCE — Pot stores are opening in…

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The 7-Eleven of marijuana: Boston-based TILT goes public, hopes to open recreational shop in Taunton | masslive.com

By Jacqueline TemperaJTempera@masslive.comAcross from a strip mall on Mozzone Boulevard in Taunton sits Commonwealth Alternative Care, a dispensary that hopes to begin selling recreational marijuana in January.With recreational marijuana sales off to a lucrative start in Massachusetts, new cannabis companies like Boston-based TILT are cashing in. In the first five days of recreational marijuana sales…

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