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Ahead of 4/20, Massachusetts cannabis officials remind people making edibles ‘to be careful’

Related Articles If you’re looking to make some pot brownies at home to celebrate 4/20 this weekend, state cannabis officials want you “to be careful.” Ahead of the high holiday on Saturday, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission sent out a reminder to those making edibles. “If you are planning to make edibles at home in […]

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Marijuana rescheduling leaves regulators and sellers cautiously optimistic

Related Articles A move by the Biden Administration to change how marijuana is treated by federal authorities was met with cautious approval by Massachusetts state regulators, cannabis sellers, and national marijuana advocates alike. The Drug Enforcement Agency will drop marijuana from the list of banned substances found under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, […]

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$187,000 pot leadership post opens up to nationwide search

Related Articles The continued success of the Bay State’s legal weed business will need a “tough, strategic thinker” to oversee day-to-day administration of the agency in charge of the $7 billion pot industry, according to the Cannabis Control Commission. The CCC has begun a nationwide job search for its second Executive Director, the person responsible […]

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Pot boss suspension: Goldberg-O’Brien meetings postponed due to, ‘unforeseen circumstances’

Related Articles The long-awaited meetings between suspended Cannabis Control Commission Chairwoman Shannon O’Brien and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg will not take place as scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, Goldberg’s office said Tuesday afternoon. “Chair O’Brien’s attorneys have informed us that due to unforeseen circumstances, they are unable to attend the meetings scheduled for April 10 and 11. […]

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Massachusetts becomes first state to blanket pardon low-level marijuana charges

Related Articles Massachusetts is now the first state to pardon the crimes of offenders charged with simple pot possession — after President Joe Biden did the same two years ago. Gov. Maura Healey’s first-in-the-nation plan to issue a blanket pardon for simple marijuana possession was met with the unanimous approval of the Governor’s Council on […]

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Woman arrested at Boston Logan after allegedly trying to transport 74 pounds of marijuana

Related Articles That’s a whole lot of green. A woman was arrested at Boston Logan International Airport over the weekend after she reportedly tried to transport nearly $400,000 worth of marijuana, according to police. The 28-year-old Michigan woman — Nalexus Palmer — has been ordered held on $3,000 bail after being arrested at Logan for […]

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Florida voters to decide on abortion, pot 

Related Articles TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court issued rulings Monday allowing the state’s voters to decide whether to protect abortion rights and legalize recreational use of marijuana, rejecting the state attorney general’s arguments that the measures should be kept off the November ballot. ABORTION RIGHTS The proposed amendment would protect the right to […]

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Gov. Maura Healey looks to pardon misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions

Related Articles Gov. Maura Healey asked a group of elected officials to approve a plan that would pardon misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions, a move she said could impact “hundreds of thousands of people.” Healey pitched her proposal Wednesday as the “most comprehensive action” by a governor since President Joe Biden pardoned federal cannabis possession convictions […]

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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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Study: More older adults are using cannabis post-pandemic

Related Articles Hunter Boyce | (TNS) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new study, published in the Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research journal, found more older Americans are using cannabis today than before the pandemic. According to researchers with the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, roughly 1 in 8 Americans over 50 currently use the substance. “As […]

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