Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Growers turning up legal pressure on cannabis commssion

By Colin A. Young, State House News ServicePosted at 3:52 PM Updated Jan 22, 2019 at 4:11 PMBOSTON — A group representing Massachusetts marijuana growers officially petitioned the Cannabis Control Commission last week to review and regulate the statutorily required agreements between marijuana businesses and their host towns, and says it plans to sue the…

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Protestors turn out for Waltham marijuana forum

By Diane McLaughlin waltham@wickedlocal.comPosted Jan 21, 2019 at 9:43 AM Updated Jan 21, 2019 at 9:44 AM More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana, the Waltham City Council could soon adopt an ordinance that would allow marijuana retail stores in the city.But some Waltham residents remain opposed to having them in the…

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Fall River dispensary begins recreational marijuana sales | WJAR

A medical marijuana dispensary in Fall River is planning to begin sales of recreational marijuana on Sunday. Northeast Alternatives says sales will begin at noon. Customers for the retail shop cannot just show up. They must reserve an entry time through a mobile app or a text message. The electronic queue opens at 11:30 a.…

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First marijuana shop in Boston, Ascend Massachusetts, receives approval from city | masslive.com

By Kristin LaFratta | kristin.lafratta@masslive.comThis week the city of Boston awarded its first conditional-use permit to a hopeful recreational marijuana business, Ascend Massachusetts.Though don’t expect it open anytime soon. In order to open the first recreational cannabis store in the state capital, Ascend must next gain approval from the state Cannabis Control Commission.Approval from Boston…

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Massachusetts cannabis firm, NETA, to be acquired by Georgia company | Boston.com

ByChristopher Gavin updated on January 14, 2019A Massachusetts business that was one of the first to sell recreational marijuana on the East Coast is slated to be acquired by a Georgia-based cannabis company, representatives announced Monday.New England Treatment Access, or NETA, and Surterra Wellness have reached a definitive agreement that will pave the way to…

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Spencer selectmen vote “non-opposition” to medical marijuana cultivation proposal

SPENCER – Despite prior reservations, the Board of Selectmen voted Monday to sign a letter of non-opposition for Worm Town Genetics’ plan for a medical marijuana cultivation facility at 503 Main St.The non-opposition is contingent upon selectmen successfully negotiating a host community agreement with the company. The site is on Route 9, about half a…

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2 more recreational marijuana shops open in Massachusetts – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

PITTSFIELD, MASS. (WHDH) – Two more recreational marijuana stores have opened for business in Massachusetts Saturday.The Cannabis Control Commission issued notices to commence operations for the Temescal Wellness of Massachusetts retail locations at 252 Coolidge St. in Hudson and at 10 Callahan Drive in Pittsfield on Tuesday.Both locations already operate as medical marijuana dispensaries.These stores…

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Committee recommends allowing marijuana home delivery in Massachusetts | masslive.com

By Shira Schoenberg | sschoenberg@repub.comsschoenberg@repub.comDespite concerns about robberies and security, a state committee recommended that Massachusetts grant licenses to companies to deliver marijuana.The question surrounds “delivery-only” licenses, in which the Cannabis Control Commission would let a company form a business and obtain a license to deliver marijuana from a retail store to a customer’s home.Walpole…

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Worcester lowers estimate of marijuana revenue – News – telegram.com – Worcester, MA

WORCESTER — The slower-than-anticipated rollout of the adult-use marijuana industry in the state has forced Worcester to revise downward its marijuana-related revenue estimates for this fiscal year.But city officials said the midyear adjustment will not hurt the city budget because they expect to offset lower marijuana revenue with increases in other local receipt line items…

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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Now Has Medical Marijuana Oversight | WAMC

A change in state oversight of medical marijuana in Massachusetts appears to have gone smoothly.A medical marijuana advocacy group said there have been no complaints from patients since the Cannabis Control Commission took regulatory responsibility from the state health department in late December.When NETA, a medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton began recreational sales last November,…

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