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.
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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.
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.
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.
On June 21, 2017, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill that would impose a major overhaul of the state’s recreational marijuana laws.
A vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to alter the state’s recreational marijuana laws has been delayed due to concerns from members of the Democratic caucus.
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.
Backers of legalized recreational marijuana urged Massachusetts legislators Monday to hold off on making any significant changes to a law voters approved in November.
Although recreational marijuana has recently become legal in Massachusetts, the state’s newly minted laws could already be in store for some drastic changes.
On Dec. 28, 2016, Massachusetts lawmakers voted to pass S.2524, a bill that delays the retail sales of recreational marijuana by six months. Approved during an informal session, the bill’s swift and subtle passage came as a disappointment to many.
After Massachusetts voters legalized adult-use marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, mayors in some towns are trying to quell marijuana’s presence by restricting retail outlets. In the town of Methuen, Mass., where 52 percent of the residents voted against legalization, Mayor Stephen Zanni wants to prohibit pot retailers.
On Oct. 20, 2016, Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg announced that he will vote in favor of Question 4, a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana.
As Massachusetts voters prepare to vote on Question 4, a ballot initiative that could legalize recreational marijuana in the state, opponents are slated to launch their first television advertisement on Oct. 18, 2016. In the ad, a mother drives her daughter to a toy store, which is located beside a marijuana shop.
Oct. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana legalization, announced it has endorsed Question 4, a measure legalizing marijuana.
Campaigns to legalize recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts and Maine launched their first television ads on Monday, hoping to boost public awareness and support ahead of November votes on the issue.
With millions of voters in Massachusetts poised to vote on a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, a citizen panel has just released its findings on legalization’s potential impacts.
BOSTON, July 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Ten Massachusetts legislators today announced their endorsement of the Yes on Question 4 Campaign, which is backing a November ballot measure to regulate and tax marijuana.
As Massachusetts residents mull their upcoming votes on a November ballot question that could legalize recreational marijuana, the public debate is centering on edibles. A group of Massachusetts state senators recently took a trip to Colorado, where marijuana edibles that look like gummy bears, fruits and animals have been outlawed.
A ballot question on recreational marijuana in Massachusetts was reworded by the state’s Supreme Judicial Council, but it can still appear on the November ballot. The ballot question, originally titled “Marijuana Legalization,” should be changed to “Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana.”
A proposed ballot question in Massachusetts has supporters and opponents of marijuana legalization eager for more data about pot usage. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is trying to get a question on November’s ballot that would allow voters to legalize possession and use of marijuana for those 21 years of age and older.