Lack Of Cannabis Testing Standards Leads To Compliance Issues in Massachusetts

MMJ reduces opioid use

MASSACHUSETTS:  The cannabis industry could reach $35 billion by 2020, according to GreenWave Advisors, if all 50 states legalize marijuana and the federal government ends prohibition. In a less optimistic scenario, the research group still expects revenue to reach about $21 billion assuming 12 states legalize recreational marijuana and 37 legalize medical marijuana. Despite the Read the full article…

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program Faces Deficit Over $1 Million

The state's medical marijuana program is projected to run a $1.17 million deficit in fiscal year 2015 despite a state law requiring the program to pay for itself.

MASSACHUSETTS:  The state’s medical marijuana program is projected to run a $1.17 million deficit in fiscal year 2015 despite a state law requiring the program to pay for itself, according to the program’s annual report. Nichole Snow, deputy director of Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, a medical marijuana patient advocacy group, said the deficit “shows that the Read the full article…

Massachusetts Has Banked Over $3M In Dispensary Fees & Not A Single Marijuana Seed Has Been Planted

On Tuesday, nearly 100 people urged Tacoma City Council to keep medical marijuana available rather than shutting down so-called dispensaries, as it promised to do in December.

MASSACHUSETTS:  It was almost an entire month ago that medical marijuana advocates crammed underneath the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House to outline a number of problems the state is perpetuating with the licensing process. Years after the herbal treatment was approved by Bay State voters, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has yet to 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…

Mass. Releases List Of Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Under the state’s medical marijuana law, every county will have at least one and no more than five dispensaries. Each company was allowed to apply for up to three. The centers will be not-for-profit businesses, and applicants were required to prove they had at least $500,000 in cash on hand for start-up costs for each dispensary proposed.

MASSACHUSETTS: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released a county-by-county breakdown of the 100 final applications for medical marijuana dispensaries. Middlesex County leads the way with 17 dispensary applications submitted by 16 companies. Five companies are competing to open dispensaries in Framingham. One of them, Massachusetts Compassionate Patient Care Corp., applied to open a second dispensary in Read the full article…

‘Picture A Wellness Center,’ Envisions Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applicant

Catherine “Rina” Cametti is applying to the state to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Norfolk County.

MASSACHUSETTS: Anyone who wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the state has to submit the first phase of the application to the Department of Public Health on Thursday. DPH hopes to start issuing the first dispensary licenses by the end of the year.