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Editorial: Kids can’t tell candy from edibles – that’s a problem

If there’s one thing the Massachusetts State Legislature loves to do, it’s legalize ways for people to get high. In 2016 it greenlighted marijuana, and earlier this year lawmakers in the House and Senate filed legislation that would give the nod to certain psychedelic plants and fungi. What’s next after “magic mushrooms – LSD? While […]

Tableside bong service? A Denver weed lounge aims to reinvent nightlife

When Denverite Arend Richard looks at the local and national landscape for cannabis lounges, he sees a homogenous smattering of spaces designed for men. That’s why when Richard opens his own hospitality establishment this fall, the aesthetic and amenities will be specifically curated to attract women and gay individuals, as well as the canna-curious looking […]

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Boston school student ingests pot-infused chocolate bar, taken to hospital

Related Articles One city student at the Tobin K-8 School was rushed to the hospital and others were evaluated by the school nurse after eating pot-infused chocolate bars. Police said they responded to the Roxbury school just after noontime to a report of students who may have ingested edibles. “Further investigation by BPD, revealed that […]

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A new way to get high: Harpoon launches THC beverage ‘Rec. Weed’

Related Articles Bay Staters wanting to get high on life in a new way, look no further than Harpoon Brewery’s newest product: a THC-based beverage called Rec. Weed. Rec. Weed, Harpoon’s newest venture, is a non-alcoholic, low-calorie beverage featuring tropical juiceness and citrusy hop notes, a perfect way “to kick back at the end of […]

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Massachusetts lawmakers file legislation to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, other plants

Related Articles First it was marijuana decriminalization. Could psychedelic mushrooms and other plants be next in Massachusetts? Two bills have been filed at the State House to end arrests for psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, mescaline and ibogaine in the Bay State. This push for decriminalization at the state level comes after some cities, including Somerville and […]

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Massachusetts $181,722 pot boss past weeded out

After failing to publicly disclose the chairwoman’s prior involvement in a massive outdoor marijuana growing operation, the state’s Cannabis Control Commission has determined their boss is no longer doing business in the industry she regulates. “Can you unequivocally state that Ms. O’Brien owns no ownership stake in Greenfield Greenery?” Commissioner Kimberly Roy asked commission staff […]

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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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U.S. Senate rejects cannabis banking bill

Related Articles The latest effort to let legal cannabis business open checking accounts and accept credit cards has failed, due to U.S. Senate opposition, leaving proponents to try to find another way to get the bill through Congress. The Secure and Fair Enforcement, or SAFE, Banking Act, was excised from the National Defense Authorization Act, […]

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2 arrested in Tewksbury for alleged fentanyl trafficking

TEWKSBURY — An investigation by the Tewksbury Police Narcotics Unit at a known hot spot for drug activity led to the arrest of two men on fentanyl trafficking charges on Thursday. Jeffrey Gutierrez, 32, of Lawrence, and Nathan Leach, 45, of Sanford, Maine, were both charged with trafficking in more than 10 grams of fentanyl […]

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Editorial: Health studies cast shadow on weed

Massachusetts has often been described as a nanny state, cosseting its citizens with overprotective policies. But sometimes the nanny takes a day off. The commonwealth banned flavored tobacco and vapes in 2019 after a rise in suspected lung injuries from vaping. Read the rest of this story on

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