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These are the Most Common Questions Marijuana Budtenders Get Asked

August 12, 2019

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

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

July 31, 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.

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

July 24, 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.

Will 2019 Be the Summer of Marijuana in Massachusetts?

July 15, 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.

Cannabis Control Commission proposing pot lounges, nonmedical delivery services

July 8, 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.

How Parents Can Talk to Teens About Marijuana Legalization

June 26, 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.

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

June 17, 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

June 17, 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

June 17, 2019

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

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