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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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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NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn’t so black-and-white.Leaders in solidly-blue New Jersey are vowing it will still join the 10 states that have legalized the drug.…

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By Kristin LaFratta | kristin.lafratta@masslive.com In step with a statewide initiative, the city of Boston wants the profitable cannabis industry to benefit those who suffered from the drug’s many years of prohibition.But as Boston City Councilors debate how to fairly regulate the new marijuana industry and support “economic empowerment applicants,” local marijuana entrepreneurs say years…

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