Lawmaker Probing Marijuana Licenses Says More Applicants Should Be Included In Review

Then DPH should re-release the list of provisional registration recipients after the entire verification phase has been completed,” Sanchez wrote.

MASSACHUSETTS: A key lawmaker reviewing the controversial selection process for medical marijuana companies in Massachusetts on Thursday said the state Department of Public Health should reconsider some of the highly rated groups that lost out in the initial awarding of provisional licenses. “We’re essentially giving them another look,” said state Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, who House Speaker Read the full article…

Massachusetts Activists Push To Fully Legalize Marijuana

NY MMJ political blinking game begins

MASSACHUSETTS: Pro-marijuana activists in Massachusetts have already succeeded in paving the way for dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the drug. Now many of those same activists have set their sights on the full legalization of marijuana for adults, effectively putting the drug on a par with alcohol and cigarettes. Read the full article…

Joint Venture: Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Seek Out Unusual Backers

“What you’re seeing is people with deep pockets and professionals from other industries are the ones getting involved, not necessarily the guy who’s been growing marijuana in his basement for the last decade.”

MASSACHUSETTS: Shut out of traditional bank loans, budding entrepreneurs who want to sell medical marijuana in Massachusetts have been forced to get seed money from a host of unconventional sources — from restaurant and nightclub owners to friends and family, landscapers and even former legislators.

Joint Venture: Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Seek Out Unusual Backers

The state attorney general's office asks federal health and education officials for Colorado's colleges and universities to "obtain marijuana from non-federal government sources" for research purposes.

MASSACHUSETTS: Shut out of traditional bank loans, budding entrepreneurs who want to sell medical marijuana in Massachusetts have been forced to get seed money from a host of unconventional sources — from restaurant and nightclub owners to friends and family, landscapers and even former legislators.

Boston Denies 2-Day Permit For Rally, MassCann Will Fight Back

The pro-pot rally, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15,  was denied permit by the City of Boston without warning.

MASSACHUSETTS: Eight days before the long-planned first-ever two-day MassCann/NORML Boston Freedom Rally on the Boston Common, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, the City of Boston without warning has denied the permit for the two-day event as of Friday, September 6.

Sorry, ‘Nugtella’ Won’t Be Sold At Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Nugtella won't be available for sale, but a generic version might

MASSACHUSETTS: The Internet was abuzz with news that a company is producing a “medical marijuana hazelnut spread” made to look like Nutella. But the chocolaty, THC-infused spread won’t have the same clever name if it is sold in Massachusetts, once the first marijuana dispensaries start to open up.