Gov. Charlie Baker leads governors in asking Congress to leave marijuana laws up to states – masslive.com

By Shira Schoenberg | sschoenberg@repub.com Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker led a dozen governors in signing a letter urging Congress to lift the federal ban on marijuana and allow states to craft their own marijuana laws.Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana in 2012 and recreational marijuana in 2016. But the continuing federal ban leads to difficulties in the…

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CCC Chairman On The State Of Marijuana In Massachusetts

It’s now been more than six months since sales of legal recreational marijuana began in Massachusetts. The chairman of the state’s Cannabis Control Commission, Steve Hoffman, spoke with WGBH All Things Considered anchor Barbara Howard about the legal pot industry. This transcript has been edited for clarity.Barbara Howard: You’re in charge of licensing marijuana businesses.…

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Massachusetts gives initial OK for cannabis home delivery to select licensees

Massachusetts regulators signed off on preliminary plans for recreational marijuana home delivery, but the program would limit participation in the first two years to applicants that fit under the state’s social equity and economic empowerment provisions.The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 to give initial approval to the policy, which could begin later this year…

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Here are all of the retail recreational marijuana shops open in Massachusetts – masslive.com

By Kristin LaFratta | kristin.lafratta@masslive.comAfter a slow legislative process, retail recreational marijuana is officially available in most of — though not all parts of — Massachusetts. Years after residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, state regulators have approved retail sales for more than 20 license holders from Pittsfield to Brookline.Since the openings of Cultivate in…

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