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Ticker: Weed judges wanted for Cannabis Cup; Mt. Washington Observatory names new director 

Related Articles Cannabis connoisseurs living in Bay State are invited to flex their taste buds in a competition to choose the People’s Choice awards in the state’s edition of High Times’ Cannabis Cup. The glossy schwag mag is looking for up to 2,200 resinated residents to sample the best of the state’s locally grown bud […]

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Ticker: Shannon O’Brien to chair pot commission; Job openings jump in July 

Related Articles When the Cannabis Control Commission marks its five-year anniversary on Thursday, it will also get a new chairperson — former state Treasurer Shannon O’Brien. Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who is responsible for appointing someone with a financial background to chair the marijuana industry regulatory body, announced Tuesday that she will swear in O’Brien, who […]

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Armentano: Marijuana potency warrants more education, regulation

Those offering dire warnings about the alleged dangers of so-called “highly potent pot” — and demanding that these products be recriminalized — are taking their cues from an age-old playbook. From the onset of criminal cannabis prohibition, criminalization advocates have sought to rationalize their position by greatly exaggerating the supposed strength of marijuana. In the 1930s, while lobbying for […]

WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian drug trial

Related Articles KHIMKI, Russia — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a […]

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

Related Articles By JIM HEINTZ KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. […]

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Editorial: The kids are all right without marijuana in schools

The Massachusetts Legislature cares about children. Sometimes. In March, the Joint Committee on Public Health sponsored “An Act to protect youth from the health risks of sugary drinks.” Drawing on separate House and Senate bills, the push is to prohibit the marketing of sugary drinks in schools and on school grounds. Read the rest of […]

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Boston Chinatown restaurant served up multimillion dollar money laundering operation, feds say

Related Articles At least one restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown had a scandalous secret menu, according to a recent federal indictment — a multi-state money laundering operation. A federal grand jury in Boston indicted eight alleged members of the conspiracy that the feds — which investigated it under the moniker “Operation Good Fortune” — say funneled […]

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Bus diver passes out, says he didn’t know gummies snacks loaded with pot

Related Articles A commercial bus driver has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn’t know were infused with THC. Jinhuan Chen appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court after being arrested at his home in Boston. Chen was driving 38 […]

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Germany moves ahead with plan to legalize cannabis sales

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is setting in motion plans to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, aiming to have legislation ready later this year. The Health Ministry said Monday that it will start holding expert hearings on various aspects of the issue Tuesday. It said that more than 200 representatives from […]

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Massachusetts lawmakers looking to strike unconstitutional Controlled Substances Act

Related Articles Lawmakers are about to weed out a law that’s overgrown its usefulness. A seldom used and apparently unconstitutional part of the General Laws may soon be stricken, if an outside section of the state Senate’s fiscal 2023 budgets makes it past muster during Tuesday’s debate. “This court concluded that the assessment of the […]

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