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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 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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Catching up with Jushi Creativity: A Q&A with Dre Neumann

Jushi Holdings is a large multi-state operator with a massive national footprint and a presence in key markets, including Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio and California.  About a year and a half ago, Aaron Green interviewed Andreas “Dre” Neumann, Chief Creative Director of Jushi Holdings to learn about his journey to the cannabis industry, […]

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Weedology 101: College cannabis classes spring up across Massachusetts

Related Articles Your old weed dealer may be giving lectures at a professor’s podium sometime soon. Colleges across the region are turning to the pot business as a growth opportunity. “As a growing industry in Massachusetts, obviously, after legalization, the demand for jobs and highly qualified people skyrocketed — that’s what we were hearing from […]

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Pot boss Shannon O’Brien affiliated license up for final approval, recusal promised

Related Articles The agenda for the state Cannabis Control Commission’s next meeting shows the pot-growing farm pitched in part by Chair Shannon O’Brien will soon appear before regulators for final license approval. Greenfield Greenery LLC, a planned outdoor grow operation, set in the city of the same name, and for which O’Brien apparently served as CEO, […]

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Cannabis Control boss Shannon O’Brien, paid $181,722, has business before her own board

Related Articles The state’s new pot boss Shannon O’Brien, paid a smoking $181,722 salary, has been involved in two applications for cannabis cultivation, according to documents reviewed by the Herald. O’Brien is listed on an application filed in 2020 by Greenfield Greenery LLC, as an “Owner/Partner” in a proposal to open an outdoor growing operation […]

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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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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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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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Ticker: ‘Borat’ drops suit over pot billboard; Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour, no animals 

Related Articles Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped his lawsuit against a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary that used an image of his character Borat on a billboard without his permission. A document filed in Boston federal court Tuesday said the two sides have agreed to dismiss the case brought last year by the “Borat” star. The […]

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