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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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Pot board chairman sparks concern over his departure

Related Articles He left in a puff. The Cannabis Control Commission has been without a chairperson for a week as the agency acknowledged Monday that Chairman Steven Hoffman resigned from the job effective April 25. Hoffman’s departure comes about four months before his five-year inaugural term on the body that regulates legal marijuana in Massachusetts […]

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Ticker: FDA moves to ban menthols; Senate stonewalls pot in Granite State

Related Articles The feds on Thursday moved on a long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people. “The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. The […]

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House lawmakers give weed the green light at the federal level

Related Articles Lawmakers in Washington late last week passed a bill through the House that would see marijuana declassified at the federal level. “The criminalization of marijuana is inherently racist in its enforcement, unscientific in its foundation, and out of step with public opinion and the law in 18 states,” U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark said […]

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Massachusetts Senate passes sweeping pot reform bill

Related Articles The state Senate passed a sweeping cannabis bill that aims to clarify some terms of a ballot initiative first passed by voters in 2016, while promoting equity in the industry. “Unfortunately, many barriers continue to prevent those historically harmed by marijuana prohibition from entering the industry,” said Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, adding […]

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Mike Tyson credits marijuana for improved mental health, introduces line of products in Boston

Related Articles Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson’s ever-evolving life has taken an entrepreneurial turn: he’s touting a new line of marijuana products right here in Boston, which he credits with granting him serenity decades after leaving the boxing ring. “It’s put me in a frame of mind where I can be at peace with myself, my […]

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Massachusetts post office manager seized cocaine to sell it himself, sentenced to prison

Related Articles A former Massachusetts post office manager who grew up in Quincy was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for intercepting a “brick of cocaine” and other drugs from the mail and selling them himself. “I’m disgraced at my decision to be coerced into doing this and truly am sorry,” Shawn […]

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