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Pot boss suspension: Goldberg-O’Brien meetings postponed due to, ‘unforeseen circumstances’

Related Articles The long-awaited meetings between suspended Cannabis Control Commission Chairwoman Shannon O’Brien and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg will not take place as scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, Goldberg’s office said Tuesday afternoon. “Chair O’Brien’s attorneys have informed us that due to unforeseen circumstances, they are unable to attend the meetings scheduled for April 10 and 11. […]

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Massachusetts becomes first state to blanket pardon low-level marijuana charges

Related Articles Massachusetts is now the first state to pardon the crimes of offenders charged with simple pot possession — after President Joe Biden did the same two years ago. Gov. Maura Healey’s first-in-the-nation plan to issue a blanket pardon for simple marijuana possession was met with the unanimous approval of the Governor’s Council on […]

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Woman arrested at Boston Logan after allegedly trying to transport 74 pounds of marijuana

Related Articles That’s a whole lot of green. A woman was arrested at Boston Logan International Airport over the weekend after she reportedly tried to transport nearly $400,000 worth of marijuana, according to police. The 28-year-old Michigan woman — Nalexus Palmer — has been ordered held on $3,000 bail after being arrested at Logan for […]

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Florida voters to decide on abortion, pot 

Related Articles TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court issued rulings Monday allowing the state’s voters to decide whether to protect abortion rights and legalize recreational use of marijuana, rejecting the state attorney general’s arguments that the measures should be kept off the November ballot. ABORTION RIGHTS The proposed amendment would protect the right to […]

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Gov. Maura Healey looks to pardon misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions

Related Articles Gov. Maura Healey asked a group of elected officials to approve a plan that would pardon misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions, a move she said could impact “hundreds of thousands of people.” Healey pitched her proposal Wednesday as the “most comprehensive action” by a governor since President Joe Biden pardoned federal cannabis possession convictions […]

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Ex-Massachusetts lawyer accused of trying to bribe Medford police chief for pot shop sentenced to prison

Related Articles A former lawyer who was accused of trying to bribe the Medford police chief to get city approval for a pot shop has been sentenced to prison. Somerville man Sean O’Donovan, 56, was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. O’Donovan was also ordered to […]

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Study: More older adults are using cannabis post-pandemic

Related Articles Hunter Boyce | (TNS) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new study, published in the Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research journal, found more older Americans are using cannabis today than before the pandemic. According to researchers with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, roughly 1 in 8 Americans over 50 currently use the substance. “As […]

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Brookline teenager who had ‘magic mushrooms’ jumped from 6th-story window: Police

Related Articles A Brookline teen was severely injured after he had “magic mushrooms” and jumped from a sixth-story window, according to police who arrested a drug dealer accused of targeting local kids. Brookline Police are now warning parents after this incident and the arrest of a 22-year-old man in Brookline Village. Based on a tip, […]

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Biden pardons thousands convicted of marijuana charges on federal lands and in Washington

By ZEKE MLLER (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people who were convicted of use and simple possession of marijuana on federal lands and in the District of Columbia, the White House said Friday, in his latest round of executive clemencies meant to rectify racial disparities in the justice system. […]

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Marijuana master Snoop Dogg announces he’s giving up smoking

Karu F. Daniels | New York Daily News Pot proponent Snoop Dogg is seemingly dropping his obsessive weed habit. The 16-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop star, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, announced on Thursday that he’s giving up smoking. Read the rest of this story on BostonHerald.com.

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