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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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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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Brookline teenager who had ‘magic mushrooms’ jumped from 6th-story window: Police

Related Articles A Brookline teen was severely injured after he had “magic mushrooms” and jumped from a sixth-story window, according to police who arrested a drug dealer accused of targeting local kids. Brookline Police are now warning parents after this incident and the arrest of a 22-year-old man in Brookline Village. Based on a tip, […]

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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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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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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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