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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

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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Marijuana use raises risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke, studies say

David Matthews | New York Daily News A pair of studies have found that older adults who use marijuana have more risk of heart attack or stroke when hospitalized than non-users and are more likely to develop heart failure if they are a daily user. The two studies, which have not been published, were presented […]


East Boston man arrested after police find 240 grams of fentanyl in home

An East Boston man is facing a slew of drug charges after police found a stockpile of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and thousands of dollars in his home, Suffolk DA Kevin Hayden announced Sunday. “Fentanyl is a death drug, plain and simple,” Hayden said in a release. “The amount seized here — 240 grams […]

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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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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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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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Pot smell and safety concerns ignite disputes over public smoking

Related Articles By Kevin Hardy, Carl Sack is no fan of marijuana. He tried smoking once in high school and hasn’t touched it since. And he doesn’t just dislike the clouds of pot smoke he encounters around Duluth, Minnesota — he hates them. Read the rest of this story on


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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