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.
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.
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.
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 town officials are looking to create a new local license that would give them more jurisdiction over marijuana businesses.
Sales of adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts have reached nearly $140 million through the end of May.
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 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.
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.
2020 will see the first presidential race in which every candidate, at least so far, favors some path to legalization.
Some marijuana dispensaries have argued that cannabis could also be the solution to the nation's opioid and prescription drug crisis.
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.”
Central Massachusetts, historically home to farms and factories, has a new claim to fame: cannabis country.
With recreational marijuana on sale in Massachusetts, Connecticut lawmakers are looking at legalizing recreational cannabis more seriously than ever.
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.
A marijuana dispensary may soon greet tourists as they hit the downtown center at Lopes Square in Provincetown.
For the most part, cannabis retailers break up their menu into the same categories: flower, concentrates and edibles/infusions