A group of Massachusetts marijuana dispensaries have sued Gov. Charlie Baker over his decision to shutdown recreational cannabis operations in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The lawsuit filed asks the court to allow recreational shops to reopen, saying the closure will cause serious harm to the industry. See the original article […]

Nearly four years after Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana, Boston has its first adult-use cannabis store. Pure Oasis, which opened at 11 a.m. in Dorchester, is also the first marijuana store owned by people in the state’s economic empowerment program, designed to aid those who were targeted by the war on drugs. Its grand opening marked a […]

Jasiel Correia II, the already embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested Friday on new federal extortion charges for allegedly operating a scheme to help marijuana vendors get approval to operate in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Prosecutors said in exchange for his signature, two marijuana vendors agreed to pay Correia $250,000, another […]

After the first five days of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts—between only two licensed dispensaries statewide—customers purchased more than $2.2 million worth of cannabis products. The dispensaries sold 56,380 “units,” meaning 56,380 separate cannabis products. Each customer in those first five days bought an average of 3.4 items per visit. See the original article at […]

The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis (NIC) is opening its doors in less than one month and is holding open house events for prospective students to come and check out its 7,500-square-foot campus in Natick, Massachusetts. Courses included in the Cannabis Industry Certification program are: Medical Marijuana 101, Understanding Regulations, Industry Vocational Training, Cannabis Safety, Cannabis […]

The Supreme Judicial Court said on Wednesday July 9, 2014 that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor of marijuana to justify searching a person’s car. In two unanimous rulings, the state’s highest court said they had already decided in 2011 that […]

The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, located in Natick, Massachusetts, announced that it will soon start accepting applications and begin offering classes in late August or early September. Founded by long-time pot activist Mickey Martin, the 12-course program will teach students about the medical uses of marijuana, growing techniques, the logistics of operating a dispensary, as […]

Massachusetts State Judge, Mary K. Ames, has rejected efforts to temporarily halt the process for licensing medical marijuana dispensaries. She has denied requests by three potential medical marijuana providers to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the state from finalizing the licensing process until their cases are adjudicated, according to recent documents filed in the cases. […]

Patients are expected to take advantage of medical marijuana being legalized in Massachusetts, where the first dispensaries are to open this summer and provisional licensees are all expected to make home deliveries.   Read Full Story on http://www.metro.us/boston/mass-medical-marijuana-patients-to-get-home-pot-deliveries/