2017 New England Cannabis Convention Is April 22-23 At Boston’s Hynes Convention Center

New England Cannabis Convention Returns to Boston

MASSACHUSETTS: The 2017 New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the New England Cannabis Network, will return to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this convention will focus on helping New Read the full article…

New England’s Largest Cannabis Convention Returns To Boston’s Hynes Convention Center April 22nd-23rd

2017 New England Cannabis Convention is April 22nd

MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Network will be hosting the 3rd Annual New England Cannabis Convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 22nd and 23rd. With over 5,000 attendees, 150 industry exhibitors, and 100+ local and national speakers, this will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever in the northeast. Read the full article…

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales to Top $1 Billion by 2020

$1 Billion in mj sales predicted for Mass by 2020

MASSACHUSETTS: Arcview Market Research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, has released its Massachusetts Legal Cannabis Market State Profile, which shows the potential growth of the legal marijuana market after Massachusetts voters legalized adult-use on Election Night 2016. The official Arcview Market Research projection for the Massachusetts market is that it will grow to over $1 Read the full article…

Massachusetts State Senators In Colorado To Study Marijuana

Marijuana Elections grow legal cannabis industry

MASSACHUSETTS: Eight state senators are flying into Colorado this week for a primer on life in a state that has already legalized marijuana, in case Massachusetts voters follow suit this November and lawmakers have to decide quickly how to respond. They’re poised to see a cultivation facility, tour a marijuana dispensary, and pepper top state, municipal, Read the full article…

Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Bans Police Stops Solely For Suspected Marijuana

“Permitting police to stop a vehicle based on reasonable suspicion that an occupant possesses marijuana does not serve [the] objectives” of the law change, Justice Margot Botsford wrote for the majority.

MASSACHUSETTS: In a decision hailed by civil rights advocates and supporters of marijuana legalization, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that police cannot stop motorists solely because they suspect the vehicle’s occupants are in possession of the drug. The Supreme Judicial Court based its 5-2 ruling largely on a measure that voters approved in 2008 that Read the full article…

Massachusetts Marijuana Groups Seek Pot Legalization Vote

The initiatives could become part of a wave of similar measures put before voters in a half-dozen U.S. states in 2016 as pro-marijuana groups follow a strategy that has already legalized the drug in four states plus the District of Columbia.

MASSACHUSETTS: Two marijuana advocacy groups on Wednesday are set to submit proposed ballot initiatives that would allow Massachusetts voters to decide whether to legalize recreational pot smoking in the state. The initiatives could become part of a wave of similar measures put before voters in a half-dozen U.S. states in 2016 as pro-marijuana groups follow Read the full article…

Boston Mayor Willing To Lead Charge Against Legalized Marijuana

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he’s more than willing to lead the charge against the legalization of pot in Massachusetts.
Supporters of legalized marijuana are working to put the issue on the ballot for voters to decide in 2016.
Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Monday that making pot legal would be a “slippery slope.”
“Not everyone that smokes marijuana becomes an addict,” said Walsh, who is a recovering alcoholic. “But most of the folks that I know that are having issues with drugs started with marijuana.”
Four states currently allow for recreational marijuana use, while the Bay State has legalized pot for medicinal purposes only.

MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he’s more than willing to lead the charge against the legalization of pot in Massachusetts. Supporters of legalized marijuana are working to put the issue on the ballot for voters to decide in 2016. Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Monday that making pot legal would be a “slippery slope.” “Not everyone Read the full article…

Confusion Over Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law Leads To Patient Arrests

Persistent confusion surrounding Massachusetts’ 18-month-old medical marijuana law has led to criminal charges or civil citations against people who thought they were playing by the rules.

MASSACHUSETTS: Nathan Marrin was stunned when West Springfield police seized his marijuana during a traffic stop last month and slapped him with a $100 citation. After all, he had shown them a doctor’s letter indicating that he needed the drug to treat his anxiety. In Spencer, Andrzej Conner is still furious about his arrest last May Read the full article…

Money Is Flowing To A New Social Network For Weed Smokers

"MassRoots is a semi anonymous private network where you can find other users that are interested in cannabis," said Leighton

MASSACHUSETTS:  Although Isaac Dietrich didn’t win the top spot of The Peter Thiel Fellowship, he was among 40 finalists which was enough to encourage his dream to be an entrepreneur. While Thiel co-founded Paypal during the tech boom, Dietrich founded the cannabis social networking site MassRoots.com which secured funding from Boston-based hedge fund manager Doug Leighton. Read the full article…

Woburn, MA City Council Extends Medical Marijuana Moratorium A Year

"This (extension of the moratorium) will give us a little bit of time, but we're not going to ignore the voters."

MASSACHUSETTS: On a unanimous vote, the Woburn City Council at its recent meeting extended the moratorium on medical marijuana shops by one year, until Dec. 31, 2014. The council imposed the moratorium in February, but it was slated to expire at the end of this year. Several other communities have imposed temporary bans in the wake Read the full article…