House Votes To Protect Legal States Against Federal Interference

The House of Representatives approved an amendment to a defense spending bill that would protect marijuana businesses operating legally under state, territory, or tribal law from federal interference. The amendment, passed in a 254-163 vote, would prohibit the Department of Justice (DoJ) from using taxpayer funds to enforce federal marijuana [...]

2020-08-11T02:17:22-07:00August 11, 2020|

Plans Advance For Cannabis Cafes In Massachusetts

Licensed marijuana cafes could soon be coming to Massachusetts following a 3-2 vote by the Cannabis Control Commission in favor of a “social consumption” pilot program to be rolled out in up to a dozen cities and towns. Marijuana reform advocates hailed the measure as a significant step toward integrating [...]

2019-06-13T03:17:11-07:00June 14, 2019|

Recreational Marijuana Now On Sale In Massachusetts

Two years after voters approved recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, sales began on November 20. Customers lined up early in the morning in the rain and cold before two licensed dispensaries opened, and by the end of the day sales totaled more than $400,000. One dispensary claimed it sold to 2,000 [...]

2018-11-26T04:32:13-07:00November 27, 2018|

First Dispensaries Licensed in Massachusetts

In November 2016, voters in Massachusetts approved a ballot initiative legalizing adult use. On October 4, the Cannabis Control Commission approved licenses for the first recreational dispensaries, but sales have not yet begun. "I think we're weeks away," said Steven Hoffman, the chairman of the commission, referring to some additional [...]

2018-10-16T02:27:00-07:00October 19, 2018|

Testing Lab Licensing Brings Massachusetts Closer To Legal Pot Sales

At a public hearing on August 23, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) of Massachusetts approved provisional licenses for two testing facilities. This act moved the state a significant step closer to implementing adult use, which voters approved in 2016. “We’re getting closer. We have to issue final licenses, obviously, to [...]

2018-10-03T05:11:21-07:00October 5, 2018|
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