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.
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No Crackdown on Pot ‘Gifting’ Businesses in Boston Area
Massachusetts’ legalization of recreational marijuana has created a cottage industry of companies selling the drug under the guise of giving it away for free, or pot “gifting.”
Cannabis Control Commission Continues Public Policy Discussion
BOSTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Cannabis Control Commission held its third day of public deliberation on policy matters that will inform the implementation of the recreational adult use cannabis industry in Massachusetts.
Amesbury Voters Reject Ban on Marijuana Stores
BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – In a local election held Tuesday, Amesbury voters rejected a proposed ban on marijuana retail stores by a margin of 2,046 to 1,133.
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.
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.
Money B of Digital Underground to Speak About Hip Hop, Celebrity Licensing and Cannabis at CWCBExpo Boston
PARAMUS, N.J., Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Multi-platinum Grammy nominated Hip-Hop star, Money B, of the iconic band Digital Underground, will be speaking at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo), making its debut Oct. 4-6 at the Hynes Convention Center.
Cannabis, Wellness, and the Professional Athlete Workshop Presented at CWCBExpo Boston
PARAMUS, N.J., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The newly formed 501c3 non-profit Athletes For Care and C3 Global Biosciences are hosting an educational workshop focused on the active lifestyle cannabis user at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in Boston on October 4th at the John B. Hynes Convention Center.
Weedmaps Sets Up Shop in Boston, Joins Chamber of Commerce
Weedmaps, one of the country’s larger and more established marijuana firms, is going all-in on Massachusetts and its new recreational pot market.
Marijuana Expo Drops Roger Stone as Keynote Speaker
On Sept. 6, 2017, organizers behind Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions announced that the events in Los Angeles and Boston would no longer feature political provocateur Roger Stone as keynote speaker. The announcement comes after weeks of outrage and threats of boycott from marijuana organizations over Stone’s inclusion.
Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions to Replace Scheduled Keynote Speaker in Los Angeles September 13-15, 2017 and Boston October 4-6, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Following collaborative discussions with numerous partners, participants, and interested parties who support the legalization of cannabis in an inclusive manner, Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions, (CWCBExpo) is announcing that Roger Stone will no longer be featured as a keynote speaker at the upcoming CWCBExpo events in Los Angeles and Boston.
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.
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.
This Is Why State Legislators Are Urging the Feds to Deschedule Cannabis
On the heels of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, introducing legislation to Congress to deschedule cannabis, the National Conference of State Legislatures adopted a resolution at its summit in Boston on Aug. 7, 2017, urging the federal government to deschedule cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act.
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.
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.
This Is What One Massachusetts Bank Thinks of Marijuana Money
On Aug. 6, 2017, the National Conference of State Legislatures carved out 90 minutes during its summit in Boston for a panel on financial services for legal marijuana businesses, addressing efforts to move marijuana money from a cash-only model to a mainstream banking model.
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.
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 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.
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.
Backers of Legal Pot Urge MA Panel to Hold Off on Changing Law
Backers of legalized recreational marijuana urged Massachusetts legislators Monday to hold off on making any significant changes to a law voters approved in November.
Feds Penalize Medical Marijuana Company for Fraud
A federal court in Boston last week entered judgments against a publicly traded company purportedly serving medical marijuana businesses over allegations that it defrauded investors by lying about the company’s true owner.
UMass Professor Designs App to Test Marijuana Impairment
While the prospect of an accurate marijuana breathalyzer is still far off in the distance, one of the most pressing issues facing lawmakers in states where recreational marijuana is now legal is how to test for marijuana impairment. A professor from the University of Massachusetts Boston thinks he has the answer.
Boston’s First Dispensary Now Open
On Aug. 3, 2016, Patriot Care Corp., a subsidiary of Columbia Care, opened Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary at 21 Milk Street.
AmeriCann Launches $5,000,000 Secured Convertible Note Offering
DENVER, July 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — AmeriCann, Inc. (OTCQX: ACAN), a company that designs and plans to develop and lease sustainable, state-of-the-art medical cannabis cultivation properties, has engaged a Colorado-based investment banking firm to commence a $5 million secured convertible note offering.
CannMed 2016 Conference to Be Live Streamed Including the Keynote Speech by Noted Israeli Marijuana Research Pioneer Dr. Raphael Mechoulam
BOSTON, April 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen Life Sciences today announced that the entire full day program of CannMed 2016 will be live streamed on Monday, April 11th, 2016.
Leighton on Dutchess Capital and Cannabis
As founder and managing partner of Dutchess Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, Douglas Leighton is no stranger to burgeoning industries.
The Slow Road to MMJ in Massachusetts
Massachusetts had put up the caution sign regarding medical marijuana dispensary rollouts, but seems to be lowering it for 2015.
Patients Protest MMJ Delay in Boston
On October 14, 2014, 50 protestors rallied outside the Department of Public Health in Boston to demand that the medical marijuana proposal be implemented. Two years ago, medical marijuana legislation passed in Massachusetts.
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Boston’s Back Against Marijuana’s Ropes
Massachusetts flies in face of federal law, but Boston opposes it. Mayor Walsh tries to stymie medical marijuana in state capital. Healthy democracy?
New Criteria for Investors in Massachusetts
Medical marijuana investors in Boston Massachusetts face new rules
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