Recreational marijuana shops in Brookline, Berkshires up for vote by Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission – masslive.com

By Michelle Williams | Michelle.Williams@MassLive.com Two more recreational marijuana shops may soon be open in Massachusetts, including one just outside of Boston.The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission will vote on the applications of two recreational marijuana retail locations during the commission’s meeting on Thursday.The applications are for New England Treatment Access on Washington Street in Brookline…

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Cannabis Advisory Board suggests withholding local marijuana tax dollars from communities that don’t implement ‘social equity’ programs | masslive.com

By Shira Schoenberg | sschoenberg@repub.com The Cannabis Control Commission has been brainstorming ideas to improve the landscape for “social equity” marijuana businesses, those that will help communities disproportionately affected by enforcement of marijuana laws.The latest idea, courtesy of the Cannabis Advisory Board: withholding local tax money generated by the marijuana industry from cities and towns…

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After complaints, Boston issues permit cutting back on ‘Hempfest’ | Boston.com

By Christopher Gavin February 21, 2019 When the Boston Freedom Rally takes to Boston Common this fall for its 30th year, the popular marijuana education and advocacy festivities will no longer be a three-day affair, city officials say.Following a multitude of complaints about trash, noise, and damage to the rally’s yearly home at the historic…

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Patient group hopes to eliminate requirement that medical marijuana dispensaries grow their own plants | masslive.com

By Shira Schoenberg | sschoenberg@repub.com An advocacy group for medical marijuana patients is pushing the state to eliminate its requirement that medical marijuana dispensaries grow their own marijuana.Michael Latulippe, of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, said he thinks the medical program should be brought in line with requirements for the state’s newly legal recreational market,…

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Cannabis Advisory Board votes on marijuana home delivery recommendations

By Lauren Frias, Boston University Statehouse Program Posted Feb 16, 2019 at 7:24 PM Updated Feb 16, 2019 at 9:15 PM BOSTON – The next step in expanding the recreational marijuana industry in Massachusetts – and opening the door to smaller companies – should include allowing home delivery, an advisory panel has recommended.The nonbinding recommendations…

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A high new world may come with surprises

The burgeoning marijuana industry in Massachusetts continually faces challenges of every sort. The manner in which it addresses and resolves those issues will ultimately shape the landscape and result in a steady marketplace, balancing the needs of the consumer with the ability to navigate the bureaucracy and changing realities.However, there is a challenge on the…

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Temescal Wellness opening recreational marijuana store in Hudson

By Cesareo Contreras, MetroWest Daily News Staff Posted Feb 12, 2019 at 3:47 PM Updated Feb 12, 2019 at 4:14 PM HUDSON — Beginning Wednesday morning at 10, a medical marijuana dispensary in town will be expanding its clientele by opening its second retail shop in Massachusetts.“With the weather we are expecting Tuesday night, it…

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Retail marijuana store set to open this week in Hudson

By Cesareo Contreras Daily News Staff Posted Feb 11, 2019 at 3:49 PM Updated Feb 11, 2019 at 8:21 PMHUDSON – Starting Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., a medical marijuana dispensary in town will be expanding its clientele by opening its second retail shop in Massachusetts.“With the weather we are expecting Tuesday night, it may…

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Lawmakers want more changes to pot law | Local News | salemnews.com

By Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporter BOSTON — As the retail marijuana industry takes off in Massachusetts, lawmakers are gearing up to make major changes, again, to the state’s voter-approved pot law.Dozens of proposals to expand or restrict the sale and use of retail marijuana were filed ahead of the two-year legislative session that got…

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