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MDPH Suspends Healthy Pharms

DPH Suspends Retail Sales at Medical Marijuana Dispensary Healthy Pharms

DPH Suspends Retail Sales at Medical Marijuana Dispensary Healthy Pharms

BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has suspended retail sales of all medical marijuana products at Healthy Pharms, Inc., a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD), until further notice.

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Seeking Input From Counties

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Seeking Input From Counties

In an effort to hear what the public thinks about the proposed recreational cannabis regulations, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is traveling from county to county to gather feedback.

Massachusetts Federal Prosecutor: Opioids, Not Pot, Are Priority

Massachusetts Federal Prosecutor: Opioids, Not Pot, Are Priority

Massachusetts’ new federal prosecutor said on Wednesday he will not rule out prosecuting marijuana businesses in a state that has legalized the drug, but stressed that his focus is on the opioid epidemic.

Payment Provider Pulls Out Of Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Payment Provider Pulls Out of Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Only a week into the New Year and it’s already been a rollercoaster ride for medical marijuana in the United States. Though some states have overcome regulatory hurdles, it seems like Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries are running into new banking issues.

Massachusetts Marijuana Tax Revenue

Massachusetts Marijuana Tax Revenue Projection Swings Wide for First Year

Massachusetts marijuana tax revenue in the Bay State has been given a wide-ranging projection for recreational marijuana’s first year of sales. According to a Massachusetts Department of Revenue analysis, tax revenue will range between $44-82 million in fiscal year 2019.

Massachusetts Cannabis Regulators Could Get $2.7 Million in Additional Funding

Massachusetts Cannabis Regulators Could Get $2.7 Million in Additional Funding

Massachusetts cannabis regulators could be getting an early Christmas present this year in the form of additional funding. Budget writers with the state House of Representatives released a bill on Nov. 29, 2017, that would give the state Cannabis Control Commission $2.7 million in additional funding.

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South Shore’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens to the Public

HANOVER, Mass., Oct. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Curaleaf, formerly known as Mass Organic Therapy, today celebrated the public opening of the first medical marijuana dispensary on Boston’s South Shore. The dispensary is conveniently located off of Route 3 at 2001 Washington Street in Hanover and serves the South Shore and Cape areas.

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Massachusetts Legalization Advocates: More Towns Should Follow Marshfield Example

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Towns passing legal cannabis bans and moratoriums are guaranteeing continued market control by criminals and street dealers, the group behind the legalization measure passed by voters last November said today.

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Cannabis Science Pioneer Tikun Olam Expands Partnership with MariMed to Bring Branded Cannabis Products to More U.S. MMJ States

NEWTON, Mass. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tikun Olam, the world pioneer in cannabis research, and MariMed Inc. (OTCQB:MRMD), a preeminent management company in the U.S. medical cannabis industry, announced an expansion of their licensing agreement for Tikun Olam products to be grown, manufactured and sold through MariMed’s network of managed and affiliated licensed facilities throughout the United States.

Baseline Study

UMass Amherst Health Researchers Launch Baseline Survey of Marijuana Use in Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As Massachusetts prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana in 2018, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and staff at the state Department of Public Health (DPH), have begun a one-year baseline study to assess the level of marijuana use before legal, recreational sales go into effect.

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Afraid Marijuana Legalization Will Take Hit

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Afraid Marijuana Legalization Will Take Hit

Massachusetts voters have strong doubts about the state’s ability to oversee the new law legalizing recreational pot, and most are concerned it will be influenced by politics, according to a new poll conducted by the Bernett Group for the Boston Herald.

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Griffin to Host Cannabis Growers’ Workshop in September

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Griffin will host an educational workshop for medicinal marijuana growers on September 26 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. The half-day program will include three seminars, presented by members of Griffin’s GGSPro technical services team.

Head of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Voted No to Legalization

Head of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Voted No to Legalization

On Aug. 31, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission appointed Steven Hoffman as the new head of the state agency. According to WCVB, Hoffman, a former business executive, was selected by Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who was in charge of choosing a person to lead the Cannabis Control Commission.

Charlie Baker's Pot Board Pick Opposed Legalization

Charlie Baker’s Pot Board Pick Opposed Legalization

Gov. Charlie Baker has started shaping the powerful state commission charged with overseeing the pot industry, tapping a longtime Beacon Hill pol who opposed legalizing weed to fill the panel’s public health-centered post.

Governor Baker Appoints Senator Jennifer Flanagan to Cannabis Control Commission

BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Charlie Baker today named Massachusetts State Senator Jennifer L. Flanagan as the gubernatorial appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission, charged with regulating both the adult use and medical marijuana industries.

With Pot Legal, Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

With Pot Legal, Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

Massachusetts officials promised a crackdown Thursday on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational pot.

Latino Legislators Call for Decriminalizing Cannabis

Latino Legislators Call for Decriminalizing Cannabis, LGBTQ Rights in Historic Resolutions

BOSTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – For the first time in its history, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has taken a bold stance on two issues directly related to correcting chronic injustices committed against Latinos and many other Americans.

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State Legislators Across Country Call on Congress to Solve Cannabis Business Banking Problem

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State legislators from across the United States renewed a resolution today to help legal cannabis businesses access banking services – to protect those entrepreneurs’ personal and financial safety – and let states determine their own paths forward on cannabis regulation.

Gov. Chris Sununu Signs New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Into Law and State Legislatures

National Conference of State Legislatures Urges De-Scheduling Marijuana

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution Monday urging that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to remove marijuana from scheduling in order to give federally approved banks the ability to work with marijuana businesses.

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Massachusetts Medical Society Promotes Cannabis Education for Medical Professionals, Patient Advocates Hail Effort as a Huge Step Forward

BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Medical Society, a leader in continuing medical education (CME) providing accredited and certified activities across the globe for physicians and other health care professionals, endorsed the TheAnswerPage.com Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum, as their comprehensive curriculum on the endocannabinoid system and medical cannabis. This is among the highest validations for an endocannabinoid and medical cannabis curriculum.

Ardent LLC Founder and CEO Shanel Lindsay Appointed to Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board

BOSTON, July 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced Friday that Ardent LLC founder and President Shanel Lindsay will be one of five members appointed to the newly-created Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board.

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Gov. Baker Signs Marijuana Compromise Bill

BOSTON, July 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Charlie Baker today signed the marijuana compromise bill sent to him last week by the Legislature, setting the stage for creation of the regulatory structure to oversee legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Medical Society Embracing Medical Cannabis Education

Massachusetts Medical Society Embracing Medical Cannabis Education

Since 2012, the Massachusetts Medical Society hasn’t become an advocate for medical cannabis; however, it has embraced medical cannabis education as a means of closing a knowledge gap in the medical community.

Massachusetts Medical Society launches Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum Series for Doctors, Healthcare Providers

WALTHAM, Mass., July 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Medical Society, together with Dr. Stephen B. Corn and Dr. Meredith Fisher-Corn from medical education website TheAnswerPage.com, has developed a Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum intended to equip doctors and healthcare providers with a robust training on the medical, legal and social issues regarding marijuana use.

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Massachusetts House and Senate Reach Compromise on Legalization Implementation Bill

BOSTON, Mass., July 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After weeks of talks and missed deadlines, legislators in Massachusetts have reached an agreement on legislation that will make changes to Question 4, the law to regulate marijuana for adults that was approved by voters in November 2016.

This Is Why a Court Ruled in Favor of a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient

This Is Why a Court Ruled in Favor of a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient

On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient could sue her employer for handicap discrimination after she was fired for being a registered medical marijuana patient.

Legislative Conference Committee Stalls on Massachusetts Marijuana Bill

Legislative Conference Committee Stalls on Massachusetts Marijuana Bill

he Massachusetts House and Senate continue to be at odds over how to regulate recreational marijuana. On June 30, 2017, a six-member conference committee comprised of both House and Senate leadership announced that although it had missed its self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement, it would continue negotiations after the Fourth of July holiday.

Massachusetts Lawmakers May Compromise on Recreational Cannabis Taxes

Massachusetts Lawmakers May Compromise on Recreational Cannabis Taxes

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg are confident that the House and Senate can come to an agreement on recreational cannabis taxes before their self-imposed deadline of June 30, 2017.

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908 Devices Launches 3-in-1 GC-HPMS Analyzer to Increase Quality and Efficiency Throughout Cannabis Production and Testing Industries

BOSTON, June 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — 908 Devices, a pioneer of analytical devices for chemical and biomolecule analysis, today announced the introduction of the G908 3-in-1 Cannabis Analyzer.

Massachusetts Senate Introduces Proposal to Preserve Current Recreational Marijuana Tax Rate

Massachusetts Senate Introduces Proposal to Preserve Current Recreational Marijuana Tax Rate

On June 16, 2017, the Massachusetts Senate introduced an outline to a bill that preserves the current tax rate on retail marijuana sales. The proposal is in stark contrast to the measure put forth by the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Proposal Seeks Higher Taxes

Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Proposal Seeks Higher Taxes

Lawmakers reviewing the Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law plan to recommend sharply higher taxes and more control for city and town officials over retail pot shops in their communities, according to a copy of a House proposal obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.


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