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After Massachusetts cannabis worker died from asthma attack, state pushes marijuana industry to take extra safety steps

Related Articles After a Bay State cannabis worker suffered an asthma attack and died, the state Department of Public Health is pushing the local marijuana industry to take extra safety steps to prevent work-related asthma. A Trulieve Cannabis Corp. employee who was packaging ground cannabis into pre-rolls at the company’s Holyoke processing facility suffered an […]

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Ticker: Gas prices drop in Bay State; CCC names acting executive director

Related Articles Gas prices have dropped a nickel in the last week, hitting $3.64 in Massachusetts despite the war in Israel and the decision by OPEC countries earlier this year to ratchet down production. The price at the pump is a full 13 cents lower than just a month ago. “Domestic gasoline prices have continued […]

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Battenfeld: Shannon O’Brien’s surprise suspension creates more turmoil in $3 billion pot industry

Related Articles Let’s see, put a hack political appointee and a pot industry executive at the helm of the state agency that’s supposed to regulate the $3 billion weed industry – what could possibly go wrong? State Treasurer Deb Goldberg’s incredibly bad decision to put former state Treasurer Shannon O’Brien at the helm of the […]

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Up in smoke: Cannabis Commission to meet without suspended chairwoman

Related Articles The Cannabis Control Commission meets Monday absent its chairwoman after she was suddenly suspended from her job last week. On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Deb Goldberg removed pot boss Shannon O’Brien from her post just a year after the former gubernatorial candidate took the job steering marijuana policy for the state. The suspension, with […]

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Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Cannabis Companies: Part 3

Part 1 of this series discussed the lack of bankruptcy protections for cannabis companies, since bankruptcy in the U.S. is an exclusively federal procedure and cannabis remains illegal under federal law and proposed a number of alternative options for businesses struggling in the current environment. Part 2 of this series focused on state law receiverships […]

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Editorial: At $181K, Massachusetts pot boss no bargain

Related Articles Cannabis board boss Shannon O’Brien is paid $181,722 to oversee the state’s weed rollout. Losing her cool and needing to apologize for it because a key staffer is leaving is unprofessional. It comes as the latest tally shows the Bay State has hit a new one-month high in legal weed sales — $136 […]

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Pot boss O’Brien apologizes as Massachusetts weed sales hit all-time high

Related Articles Cannabis board boss Shannon O’Brien is apologizing for her recent outburst saying she was too blunt in saying the state’s legal weed rollout was in a “crisis.” It came on the same day the commission announced the Bay State has hit a new one-month high in legal weed sales — $136 million in […]

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Marijuana emergency department visits for children, teens have spiked since the pandemic started: CDC

Related Articles Marijuana emergency department visits for children, teens and young adults have spiked since the start of the pandemic more than three years ago, according to new data from the CDC. This reported jump in cannabis-involved hospital admissions comes after a pre-2019 increase in youth emergency department visits, as pot legalization expanded across the […]

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Massachusetts pot shops closing in Worcester, Framingham, Northampton; a worker had died after packaging cannabis into pre-rolls

Related Articles After the recreational marijuana market exploded in recent years across the Bay State, more pot shops will soon be shutting down around the region. Trulieve Cannabis Corp. recently announced that the marijuana giant will be winding down its operations in Massachusetts. The company’s dispensaries in Worcester, Framingham, and Northampton will close at the […]

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Pot cafe pilot program scrapped, regulators green light statewide approach

Related Articles The state’s cannabis board is giving pot cafes the green light. The regulators tasked with creating the rules around “social consumption sites” have scrapped a pilot program that would have tested out weed cafes in a dozen locations and will dive right into licensing and regulation. Voters approved adult use of marijuana in […]

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