New England Cannabis Convention Coming to Hynes Convention Center April 23-24

Coming this April to Boston

The New England Cannabis Network will be hosting the 2016 New England Cannabis Convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston April 23 and 24.  With over 120 industry vendors, and more than 60 local and national cannabis experts and health care speakers, this will be the N.E. Region’s largest cannabis industry event in 2016. Industry Read the full article…

Demand Soaring At State’s Lone Marijuana Dispensary

In just two months of operation, the state’s first and only medical marijuana dispensary has provided cannabis to 1,500 patients.

MASSACHUSETTS:  The executive director of the state’s first and only medical marijuana dispensary said this week that in just two months of operation, it provided cannabis to 1,500 patients — the first measure of consumer demand for the product in Massachusetts. That dispensary, Alternative Therapies Group in Salem,was granted permission by state regulators on Wednesday Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Coming to Boston

Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary has had their location approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

WASHINGTON:  “We will be good neighbors.” After two years of bitter controversy over a proposal for Boston’s first medical marijuana dispensary, that’s the promise Patriot Care executive vice president Dennis Kunian made Tuesday – hours after the Zoning Board of Appeals approved their bid to use an ex-bank branch at 21 Milk Street. The location 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…

Boston Mayor Willing To Take Lead In Fight Against Marijuana Legalization

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he's willing to take the lead in the effort to fight the legalization of recreational marijuana

MASSACHUSETTS:  Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he’s willing to take the lead in the effort to fight the legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. Walsh, a recovering alcoholic and a passionate advocate for those struggling with drug addiction, tells The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1I0TGQU) “it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana,” saying people with serious Read the full article…

Massachusetts Overhauls Rules For Medical Marijuana Outlets

A campaign to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052 has raised over $11,000 from 118 people in just one month.

MASSACHUSETTS: Massachusetts health authorities Friday dramatically overhauled the process for granting licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries, aiming to streamline the system and remove politics. Regulators from the administration of Governor Charlie Baker said the revamped licensing strips away the subjectivity and secrecy that had tainted the system under former governor Deval Patrick’s tenure. Controversy surrounding the Read the full article…

Financial District Marijuana Dispensary Pushed

Medical Marijuana

MASSACHUSETTS:  A New York-based medical marijuana chain is one step closer to opening a pot dispensary in Boston’s Financial District — and just blocks from Millennium Tower, the new $680 million luxury skyscraper going up in Downtown Crossing — after regulators yesterday gave it the green light to move to the final stage of the Read the full article…

A Badge Of Honor: Busted On The Boston Common

49,825 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges in 2012 (the latest arrest figures that are available), and approximately 87% of those arrests (658,231) were for simple possession for personal use; they were just marijuana smokers, not traffickers. Another marijuana smoker is arrested every 48 seconds in this country!

by Keith Stroup As we approach the annual Boston Freedom Rally in mid-September, held on the historic Boston Common, I thought it might be a good time for me to share with the readers the details of a bust I experienced, along with High Times associate publisher Rick Cusick, for sharing a joint at the combined Read the full article…

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensary Could See Extra Traffic

No medical marijuana dispensaries in Boston means Salem's shops will be getting a higher volume of traffic.

MASSACHUSETTS:  When it comes to medical marijuana, Boston’s loss could be this city’s gain. The Department of Health recently announced that only 11 of the 20 medical marijuana outfits it had originally approved to open dispensaries across the state would actually be allowed to do so, after a verification process found problems with multiple applications. Read the full article…

Denied Massachusetts Pot Shops Weigh Options

The Colorado Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill to add marijuana businesses to the list where EBTs can't be used to withdraw cash.

MASSACHUSETTS:  State health officials could find themselves deeper in the legal weeds after several of the nine proposed medical pot shops that were snuffed out yesterday after a round of “enhanced” background checks said they’re mulling potential lawsuits, including the lone pair of Boston hopefuls and a group led by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt. Read the full article…