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Cannabis-infused food making its way to Thanksgiving tables - and here's how

November 27, 2019

Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce – all classic items on your Thanksgiving list. But some people plan on stocking up on a last-minute item on "Green Wednesday," the cannabis industry's Black Friday.

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Cannabis Gear For Travel

November 20, 2019

While traveling with cannabis is still technically illegal—even when you’re going to or coming from a legal state, products like smell-proof containers and luxe leather cases are essential for travelers willing to risk transporting their stash with subtlety. TSA even stated earlier this year, "We’re cool and we’re not looking for your weed.” So for the jet-setting cannabis enthusiast in your life, here are the eight best gifts to make heading home for the holidays a little less stressful this season.

‘Game-changer’ breath test for marijuana knows if you’re stoned

November 11, 2019

With $20M in private equity backing, a device that can tell the difference between residual THC in the bloodstream and consumption in the last three hours could be headed for market next year.

Vape pen lung injury: Here’s what you need to know

November 4, 2019

As of Friday, Nov. 1, the CDC has reported 1,888 confirmed and probable cases in 49 states of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome possibly associated with a recently inhaled drug aerosol (commonly known as vaping). As many as 37 patients in 24 states may have died from the condition. Here’s what you need to know.

Being a marijuana sommelier is now a thing

October 30, 2019

At a candlelight dinner party on a Harvard Square patio one recent evening, each table setting included a plate, knife, fork — and a quartz crystal pipe and jars of marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Research Shows Promise in Lessening Opioid Use & Abuse

October 24, 2019

Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting. However, much more rigorous scientific research must be done to determine if there truly are pain relief benefits to medical marijuana that can ease chronic pain and outweigh potential risks.

What Would 'Cannabis Cafes' Look Like In Mass.?

October 17, 2019

In the meantime, we dig into what we mean by social consumption sites and what stands in the way of them opening across the state.

Wellfleet finalizes host agreement with marijuana farm

October 9, 2019

As of Tuesday, all five farms in Truro and Wellfleet that intend to sell marijuana wholesale as a cooperative have signed a host community agreement with their respective towns.

7 Factors that Affect your Cannabis High

October 2, 2019

Ask a dozen smokers what their favorite strain is, and you may receive a dozen different answers. Some prefer their high to be mellow, others like it buzzy, some want to feel it in their body, and others yet, in their head. There are a lot of factors that go into personal preferences when it comes to enjoying cannabis, but there are also many factors outside of simple likes that can affect your high.

Mass. Marijuana Vape Sales Drop Sharply Amid Health Crisis

September 20, 2019

Revenue from sales of marijuana vaporizers at licensed cannabis stores in Massachusetts has plunged 25 percent amid widespread consumer health concerns about the devices, according to data provided to the Globe by the Cannabis Control Commission.

Edibles vs. Topicals vs. Vaping vs. Oils: CBD Products, Explained

September 9, 2019

A guide to the most common CBD products and how they affect the body.

Mass. Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Use Their Cards in Maine Dispensaries

September 9, 2019

Massachusetts medical marijuana patients can legally buy medicine at dispensaries in Maine as part of a tourist-friendly initiative put in place this week.

How Marijuana is Poised for a North American Takeover

September 9, 2019

The United States is feeling some North American peer pressure to get in on the cannabis boom.

Garden Remedies Dispensary Begins Adult-Use Marijuana Sales in Newton, Massachusetts

August 21, 2019

Newton, located just under 10 miles west of Boston’s city center, finally opened its first adult-use marijuana dispensary with the kick-off of recreational cannabis sales at Garden Remedies.

Provincetown Eyes Local License for Pot Shops

August 21, 2019

Provincetown town officials are looking to create a new local license that would give them more jurisdiction over marijuana businesses.

Adult-Use Marijuana Sales in Massachusetts Approach $140 Million

August 21, 2019

Sales of adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts have reached nearly $140 million through the end of May.

How Parents Can Talk to Teens About Marijuana Legalization

August 21, 2019

Teenagers in the United States are using less alcohol and tobacco today than they did in the early 1990s, but marijuana use has risen sharply during that time, a new study shows.

Cannabis Control Commission proposing pot lounges, nonmedical delivery services

August 21, 2019

After unanimously agreeing to them last week, cannabis regulators released rewritten rules Tuesday that would govern both sides of the legal marijuana world, proposing regulations to eliminate an annual fee for medical patients and set the stage for home delivery of recreational marijuana and marijuana vaping lounges.

Will 2019 Be the Summer of Marijuana in Massachusetts?

August 21, 2019

As summer temperatures soar into the 90s, residents and tourists are heading outside, packing public parks, pools, beaches and other outdoor recreational areas across the state. But there’s also something new in the air this season -- marijuana.

U.S. Universities Offering Cannabis-Focused Graduate Programs And Master’s Degrees

August 21, 2019

Cannabis is getting serious. With billions of dollars invested into the industry, hundreds of thousands of jobs created by it, and countless hours of scientific research dedicated to it, marijuana is no longer a thing that’s taken lightly.

Drink Up, Big Alcohol is Pouring Billions into the Drinkable Marijuana Market.

August 21, 2019

t’s 2019, and Big Alcohol wants in on legal pot — but only on its own terms. One by one, the largest beer companies in the world have announced their intention to create drinkable marijuana products. So brace yourself for an onslaught of alcohol-free weed beers and weed seltzers and weed fruit punches.

These are the Most Common Questions Marijuana Budtenders Get Asked

August 21, 2019

We recently caught up with three budtenders for some of their weed wisdom.

4 Cannabis Companies Supporting the LGBTQ Community

August 21, 2019

Cannabis companies are hopping on the rainbow Pride bandwagon and selling to the LGBTQ market, one of the most powerful markets as the industry continues to grow with legalization. For cannabis companies, understanding this consumer is important, considering the LGBTQ market is estimated to have $5.4 trillion in spending power globally.

Massachusetts is Moving Forward with Marijuana Cafes

May 29, 2019

Otherwise known as cannabis cafes or marijuana lounges, social consumption establishments are for weed what bars are for alcohol: a business where people are allowed to buy and consume the drug on site, whether that be by inhalation or ingestion.

Home Delivery of Marijuana Could Start in Massachusetts this Year

May 13, 2019

Home delivery of recreational marijuana could debut in Massachusetts later this year, after regulators reached agreement on a program that would increase consumer access to cannabis while also giving a leg up to entrepreneurs affected by the war on drugs.

Marijuana Limits and Dosings

May 8, 2019

Under Massachusetts' new recreational cannabis laws, adults 21 years of age or older are allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana or 5 grams of concentrate outside of their residence and up to ten ounces of marijuana inside their residence. Additionally, adults may possess and cultivate up to 6 marijuana plants with a maximum of 12 per household.

All 2020 Presidential Candidates Now Support Marijuana Legalization Efforts — Even the Republicans

April 1, 2019

2020 will see the first presidential race in which every candidate, at least so far, favors some path to legalization.

Prescription Drug Addiction: Could Marijuana Be the Cure?

April 1, 2019

Some marijuana dispensaries have argued that cannabis could also be the solution to the nation's opioid and prescription drug crisis.

New Coalition Seeks to Give Veterans Easier Access to Medical Marijuana

April 1, 2019

He says things got better after he started using medical marijuana when the first Massachusetts dispensary opened in 2015. “I was able to get off of all my other medications and have an improvement in quality of life from making the switch to cannabis," Mandile said. “It helps me with pain and other issues more than any other medication really could without turning me off completely and not being able to feel anything.”

Cannabis Country: Marijuana Drives New Industry in Central Mass. Cities, Towns

April 1, 2019

Central Massachusetts, historically home to farms and factories, has a new claim to fame: cannabis country.

Can Legal Weed Counter Decades Of Discriminatory Drug Enforcement?

April 1, 2019

With recreational marijuana on sale in Massachusetts, Connecticut lawmakers are looking at legalizing recreational cannabis more seriously than ever.

Could a Cape Cod town be the Commonwealth’s cannabis capital?

March 25, 2019

Provincetown could soon become a hub for an industry shunned by most of Cape Cod, with seven marijuana businesses seeking state and local approval to open in the community.

Dispensaries Grind Through the Regulatory Pipeline

February 28, 2019

A marijuana dispensary may soon greet tourists as they hit the downtown center at Lopes Square in Provincetown.

Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Dispensary Menus

February 28, 2019

For the most part, cannabis retailers break up their menu into the same categories: flower, concentrates and edibles/infusions