Mass Cannabis Control Commission Approves 205 Potential Licensing Applicants

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MASSACHUSETTS: The Cannabis Control Commission concluded its priority review process on Tuesday, ultimately approving 205 prospective licensees to enter the agency’s application system early and have their license applications processed first. The 205 total certified includes 82 Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMDs) and 123 Economic Empowerment Applicants, which were required to demonstrate residency, experience or business practices Read the full article…

Mass Cannabis Control Commission Notice Of Public Meeting May 22

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MASSACHUSETTS: In accordance with Sections 18-25 of Chapter 30A of the Massachusetts General Laws, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Cannabis Control Commission. The meeting will take place at 10:30AM on May 22, 2018 in the Health Policy Commission Conference Room, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA. PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA 1) Call Read the full article…

Curaleaf Opens Medical Cannabis Dispensary In Oxford To Service Central Massachusetts

Curaleaf medical marijuana dispensary

MASSACHUSETTS: Curaleaf, a provider of high-quality, reliable, and safe cannabinoid-based products, officially opened its second medical cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts. Now patients in central Massachusetts can more easily access needed medical care. This new location in Oxford joins the company’s successful Hanover dispensary that opened in fall of 2017. Located at 425 Main Street, Curaleaf offers a Read the full article…

85% Of U.S. Doctors Suspect Their Patients Abuse Opioids

Docs avoid recommending pot for opioid addiction

Survey shows 77% list medical marijuana as least preferred alternative MASSACHUSETTS:  The opioid epidemic causes more than 100 overdoses daily in America and fewer than 1 in 5 treating physicians approve of the government’s handling of the crisis. These findings are from a new survey of 501 physicians conducted by InCrowd and McLean Hospital. “The Read the full article…

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

"Marijuana use did not have a significant association with serum creatinine, eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), or odds of having stage 2 or greater chronic kidney disease," they concluded.

MASSACHUSETTS: The cumulative use of cannabis is not associated with adverse effects on kidney function, according to clinical data published in The American Journal of Medicine. Harvard investigators assessed the relationship between marijuana use and renal function in a cohort of 13,995 adults between the ages of 18 and 59. Current marijuana users possessed no significant differences in any Read the full article…

NE’s Largest Cannabis Convention Returns To Boston March 24-25, 2018

NECANN comes to Rhode Island Oct 28 & 29

MASSACHUSETTS: The 4th Annual New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the NECANN, will return to the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. With over 5,000 attendees, 200+ industry exhibitors, and 120+ local and national speakers, the New England Cannabis Convention will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever Read the full article…

What You Need To Know About The Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Program

Recreational cannabis is coming to Mass

By The Marijuana License The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission just released the latest information on what rules and regulations business-owners can expect when the recreational marijuana program launches in July of 2018. Here’s where the marijuana industry currently stands in Massachusetts: medical marijuana is legal and available for purchase for patients who register with the Medical Read the full article…

Cannabis Science Pioneer Tikun Olam Expands Partnership With MariMed

Tikun Olam

Combines Tikun Products & Unparalleled Research with MariMed’s Cultivation & Distribution Networks MASSACHUSETTS and NEW YORK:  Tikun Olam, the world pioneer in cannabis research, and MariMed Inc., a preeminent management company in the U.S. medical cannabis industry, announced an expansion of their licensing agreement for Tikun Olam products to be grown, manufactured and sold through MariMed’s Read the full article…

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients Afforded Workplace Protections

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients Afforded Workplace Protections

MASSACHUSETTS: State-registered medical cannabis patients may sue a private employer for discrimination if they are fired for their off-the-job marijuana use, according to a first in the nation ruling issued Monday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Opining for the court, Chief Justice Ralph Gants determined that it is “not facially unreasonable” for employers to make exceptions to Read the full article…

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales To Top $1 Billion By 2020

"Decriminalization of cannabis in five states between the years 2009 and 2014 was associated with large and immediate decreases in drug-related arrests for both youth and adults. ... The sharp drop in arrest rates suggests that implementation of these policies likely changed police behavior as intended."

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…