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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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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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14-year-old boy accused of stealing 30 marijuana products from South Boston pot shop, smashing the front door

Related Articles A 14-year-old boy is accused of stealing more than $1,500 in marijuana products from a South Boston pot shop early Monday after he allegedly smashed the store’s front door with a large rock, police said. The juvenile was arrested by Boston Police officers and has been charged in connection with the alleged breaking […]

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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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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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Sununu shifts to back legal pot in Granite State 

Related Articles CONCORD, N.H.– A shift by Gov. Chris Sununu’s to support marijuana legalization has inspired a last-minute push for new legislation. Though several bipartisan bills in support of legalizing recreational marijuana have cleared the House in recent years, Sununu opposed them and they ultimately failed in the Senate. But after the latest defeat earlier […]

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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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Massachusetts adds marijuana education to driving school, the first recreational cannabis state to adopt curriculum

Related Articles Four years after the Bay State’s first recreational pot shops opened, the state is adding weed education to its driving school curriculum. Massachusetts is the first recreational-use cannabis state to adopt, “Shifting Gears: the Blunt Truth about Marijuana and Driving,” a AAA curriculum that teaches teens about the risks of cannabis-impaired driving. The […]

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Weedology 101: College cannabis classes spring up across Massachusetts

Related Articles Your old weed dealer may be giving lectures at a professor’s podium sometime soon. Colleges across the region are turning to the pot business as a growth opportunity. “As a growing industry in Massachusetts, obviously, after legalization, the demand for jobs and highly qualified people skyrocketed — that’s what we were hearing from […]

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