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Police, driving groups back Baker bill to crack down on drugged driving

With substances like marijuana increasingly playing a role in impaired driving crashes, a string of law enforcement officials and their allies on Tuesday urged lawmakers to expand the tools available to rein in drugged motorists. The post Police, driving groups back Baker bill to crack down on drugged driving appeared first on The Cannabist.

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Editorial: A stoned driver is an impaired driver

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Charlie Baker again pushes stoned driving bill with drugged driving causalities on the rise

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Bills filed in state House, Senate would legalize medical marijuana insurance coverage

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Boston pot warehouse proposal slammed by religious, civic leaders

Related Articles A group of religious and civic leaders plans to voice their opposition next week to a proposed pot warehouse and courier service in Grove Hall, a neighborhood made up predominantly of people of color. “We understand the economic development portion of it. They want to create jobs,” Charles Muhammad of the Grove Hall […]

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Marie St. Fleur and former prosecutor sue pot company, claiming nonpayment of wages

A Boston-area pot company that with much aplomb hired former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur and onetime Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Amy McNamee to run its operation apparently has had a spectacular falling out with the pair, who are now suing on allegations that the weed investors didn’t pay them. St. Fleur, who represented portions […]

Budding business: Weed jobs success story in tight labor market

Related Articles Some businesses have trimmed their hours, changed the way they serve customers, or hiked wages and sweetened benefits to entice applicants as the pandemic-influenced job market reshapes itself. Pot businesses are among those keeping a “now hiring” sign in the window, but for different reasons than the restaurants, hotels and retailers scrambling to […]

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Massachusetts farmers ‘sidelined’ at Worcester dispensary’s farmer’s market say industry equity programs need work

Related Articles Farmers who say they have been boxed out of the lucrative cannabis industry due to the high costs of entry were confronted by police as they protested a so-called “Cannabis Farmers Market” event at a Worcester dispensary over the weekend. “Farmers aren’t even getting in the parking lot, let alone sitting at the […]

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor on hope, pain and pot

Thousands of spectators will line Boylston Street in Boston on Monday for the running of the Boston Marathon, just like I did on a sunny afternoon in 2013. On that fateful day, my arm and leg were ripped wide open from flying shrapnel from a pressure cooker bomb that was detonated by terrorists at the […]

Justin Bieber-branded bud comes to Bay State

Related Articles If you’ve ever heard Justin Bieber’s song “Peaches,” you know he gets his peaches out in Georgia, and his weed from California. Now, Bay Staters can get Bieber-branded Peaches marijuana in Massachusetts, courtesy of California marijuana brand Palms pre-rolls. “I’m a fan of Palms and what they are doing by making cannabis approachable […]

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