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GTI Massachusetts Files Dispensary Application in Holyoke

GTI Massachusetts NP Corp., has filed an application to bring Holyoke, Massachusetts its first medical cannabis dispensary, according to a […]

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Holyoke, Mass. Mayor is Welcoming Cannabis Industry

If the mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts has his way, the city will reinvent itself as a cannabis cultivation hot spot […]

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Marc Shepard: Preparing for Legalization in New England

Marc Shepard is an active member of NORML, MassCann, and the Patient Advocacy Alliance. He is also co-founder of the […]

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Flurry of Cannabis-Related Proposals Introduced in Massachusetts

There are at least 30 bills relating to cannabis in the Massachusetts legislature – some expanding the scope of November’s […]

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Construction on Americann MMJ Facility in Mass. Set for March

Construction on a 1 million-square-foot canna-business park in Freetown, Massachusetts operated by Americann is slated to begin in March, according […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Quietly Pass Bill Delaying Adult-Use Market Rollout

During an informal legislative session lawmakers in Massachusetts have approved a bill that will likely delay the opening of retail […]

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Analysts Predict Mass. Legal Cannabis Market Worth $1B by 2020

According to ArcView Market Research and New Frontier Data, Massachusetts’ legal cannabis industry could be worth over $1 billion by […]

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Cannabis-Friendly Art Classes Expanding to Newly Legal States

Puff, Pass & Paint is coming to states with recently minted legal cannabis use laws – the expansion is headed […]

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Provisions of Mass. Legalization Initiative Take Effect Today

Massachusetts is officially the sixth state to eliminate criminal penalties for adult possession and personal use of cannabis, as some […]

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Boston Lawmaker Pushing for Racial Diversity in Cannabis Industry Regulations

A Boston city councilor is urging the Office of the State Treasurer to consider racial equality when making potential changes […]

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Public-Use and No-Smoking Policies Prohibit Cannabis in Massachusetts Casinos

Cannabis use will not be permitted in Massachusetts casinos, due to language in the law that bars public-use and the […]

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Maine and Mass. Legalization Could Affect Possession Laws in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire Democratic state Representative called the adult-use cannabis legalization in Maine and Massachusetts — two of New Hampshire’s border […]

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Home-Growing Provisions of Massachusetts Legalization Law to Take Effect as Scheduled

In 28 days the portions of Massachusetts’ adult-use cannabis law take effect that allow individuals to grow their own cannabis, […]

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Part of Massachusetts’ Question 4 Takes Effect Dec. 15

The most immediate effect the passage of Question 4 will have in Massachusetts is that, as of Dec. 15, adults […]

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Green Tuesday: Eight of Nine Cannabis Initiatives Pass

Voters in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts have legalized adult cannabis use. Ballots are still being counted in Maine, and it […]

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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Question 4 Results: Live Updates

Massachusetts is one of two East Coast legalization attempts for the 2016 general election. Polling has shown that a majority […]

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Legal Cannabis in Massachusetts Could Impact New York’s MMJ Program

New York’s medical marijuana program could be disrupted if voters in Massachusetts vote ‘yes’ on the ballot initiative to legalize […]

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Danielle Keane: The 2016 Cannabis Legalization Opportunity

Danielle Keane is the Political Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. She recently joined […]

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‘No on 4’ Campaign Releases TV Spot in Massachusetts

The Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts has released its first ‘No on 4’ TV spot depicting a mother […]

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Adelson Makes Another $1M Contribution to Anti-Legalization Campaign

Sheldon Adelson has donated another $1 million to anti-legalization efforts, this time in Massachusetts, according to a report by the […]

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Pro-Legalization Campaigns Release First Ads in New England

Pro-legalization television commercials for the campaigns in Massachusetts and Maine hit the airwaves yesterday, according to a report by Reuters. […]

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Massachusetts Mayor Vetoes a Public-Use Ban He Recommended

Amesbury, Massachusetts Mayor Ken Gray has vetoed a public-use of cannabis ban — one he recommended to the city council […]

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Poll: Majority of MA Voters Support Legalization, Say Cannabis is Less Harmful than Sugar

Half of Massachusetts voters support legalizing recreational cannabis, compared to 45 percent opposed, according to a WBUR/MassINC poll, while five […]

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Advocates are Out-Fundraising Prohibitionists in Massachusetts

Money is rolling into the campaigns on both sides of the Massachusetts legalization question, with the Yes on 4 campaign […]

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Nine States Voting on Marijuana Measures in 2016

This election season, nine states will be voting on ballot initiatives related to legalizing and regulating cannabis in some form. […]

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MA Citizens’ Review Panel Presents Arguments For and Against Legalization

The Massachusetts Citizens’ Initiative Review released their key findings after analyzing the recreational legalization ballot question and hearing testimony from experts, […]

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Top Mass. MMJ Doctor Steps Away Citing ‘Hostilities’

A long-time Massachusetts medical marijuana doctor announced she will no longer recommend cannabis therapy, citing the medical license suspension of […]

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Boston’s First Dispensary Opens Today

Boston’s first dispensary will open its doors today, with more than 200 patients pre-registering with Patriot Care to access the […]

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Massachusetts Forcing Dispensaries to ‘Pay-to-Play’

Medical cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts are being subjected to a ‘pay-to-play’ scheme by cities and towns in order to get […]

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Massachusetts Court Approves Legalization Ballot Initiative

Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court unanimously approved the ballot question to legalize cannabis in the state, but did force the title […]

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Massachusetts Legalization Campaign Submits Excess of Signatures

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted more than 25,000 signatures to Massachusetts officials on Tuesday, far surpassing the […]

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Dispensaries in Massachusetts Accused of Forcing Low-Income Patients onto Waitlists

At least three of Massachusetts’ six medical cannabis dispensaries have placed low-income patients on waiting lists for discounted products resulting […]

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Massachusetts Voters Split Over Cannabis Legalization

Voters in Massachusetts are split on legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll, which […]

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Mass. Legalization Efforts Supported by Voters; Officials Launch Prohibition Campaign

A majority of voters in Massachusetts support ballot questions to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state for individuals 21 […]

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Boston MMJ Advocacy Group Complaint Leads to City Council Process Changes   

Boston medical marijuana advocates say the City Council broke state open meeting laws by failing to provide the public 48-hour […]

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Resistance Surfacing for Massachusetts Legalization Plan

Activists from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) clashed with legislators over the implications of cannabis legalization in […]

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New England: The Next U.S. Region to Embrace Legalization

Though the west coast has had a lock on U.S. cannabis culture for some time, the tides are turning nationwide, […]

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Massachusetts Senators Going to Colorado This Week to Learn About Cannabis

Members of the Massachusetts Senate Special Committee on Marijuana will travel to Colorado next week in order to learn firsthand […]

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Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Market Taking Off

Patient demand for medical marijuana in Massachusetts has increased almost twelve-fold during the program’s first year. Statistics from the Department […]

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Bay State Repeal Calls Off 2016 Ballot Measure, Massachusetts Legalization Issues Are Simplified

Only one of two proposed marijuana measures will make it to the 2016 ballot in Massachusetts. The Committee To Regulate […]

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