massachusetts

  1. Ron Strider

    MA: Retailers Look For Ways Around 'Selling' Marijuana

    Cannabis entrepreneurs are working to find a place in the Massachusetts market, sometimes treading on legally dubious ground. From a meet-up website that connects pot smokers with home growers to a startup that delivers $55 bottles of fruit juice with a "free gift" of marijuana, some are...
  2. Ron Strider

    MA: Biomanufacturing, Recreational Cannabis & Beer Will Highlight Big Year

    Although biomanufacturing has been a bit slow to take hold in the region, there's only optimism for the budding industry. Longtime manufacturers are still going strong and reporting strong revenues, and new and exciting players are champing at the bit to be part of the area's strong...
  3. Ron Strider

    MA: Marijuana Enthusiasts To Roll 100-Foot Joint In Worcester Inaugural 'Harvest Cup'

    Marijuana enthusiasts are celebrating a year of legal Massachusetts pot this weekend in Worcester, with plans that involve rolling a 100-foot joint. It's part of the inaugural "Harvest Cup" is happening at the DCU Center on Saturday and Sunday, which is both a competition of sorts, seeking...
  4. Ron Strider

    Massachusetts Medical Society Develops Medical Marijuana Curriculum

    The Massachusetts Medical Society is offering a continuing medical education curriculum on medical marijuana. Massachusetts Medical Society President Henry Dorkin said the medical society continues to oppose both medical and recreational marijuana use. Medical marijuana became legal in...
  5. Ron Strider

    Massachusetts To Hire A Cannabis Inspector

    Looks like legal weed is already sprouting new state job opportunities in Massachusetts. The Bay State plans to hire a cannabis inspector to work in its Department of Agricultural Resources. The November 3 job posting is open until the position is filled, but those applying in the first 14...
  6. Ron Strider

    Wanted: Massachusetts Marijuana Inspector

    Massachusetts is looking for an inspector for the state's newest crop: marijuana. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has posted a job for an agricultural inspector for cannabis. A job description posted on the state's website says it's seeking someone to enforce laws...
  7. Ron Strider

    Massachusetts Farmers Hope To Keep Marijuana Business Local

    Sheffield farmer Ted Dobson wants to grow pot -- and he doesn't believe he needs an indoor warehouse with a state-of-the-art security system to do it. "Having protected myself from wildlife for years and, if necessary, people, no farmer's going to allow any cash crop to get stolen," Dobson...
  8. Ron Strider

    MA: Boston Marijuana Party Bus 'Puff Bus' Could Be Coming Soon

    A Denver-based marijuana party bus company wants to bring another "green line" to Massachusetts next year. Loopr is planning to expand to California, Nevada and Massachusetts, according to company website. Massachusetts legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2016, and by July 2018...
  9. J

    MMJ in Massachusetts

    I just received my card and I am confused about the dispensaries in Mass. I would like to post a few questions and hope for the kind sharing of expertise and experience: Pricing - Are all ozs $350.00? What are the prices for mmj? Dispensaries won't tell you pricing? How do you...
  10. Ron Strider

    Colorado Marijuana Firm Secures $10 Million For Massive Massachusetts Facility

    A Colorado-based corporation announced it has secured $10 million in equity to build a massive cannabis cultivation and processing facility in southeastern Massachusetts. AmeriCann plans the 1 million-square-foot Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center in Freetown, near Fall River. It could be...
  11. Ron Strider

    MA: Most Named To New Marijuana Panel Voted Against Legal Pot

    Four of the five members of the board responsible for regulating marijuana in Massachusetts voted in November against allowing recreational use of the drug, leading supporters of legalization to call for assurances the panel would not try to slow implementation of the voter-approved law...
  12. Ron Strider

    MA: Latest Appointee Ensures Question 4 Opponents Will Have Majority On Commission

    Marijuana legalization opponents will outnumber supporters four to one on the new commission that will spearhead the state's efforts to get a legal marijuana industry up and running by next summer and then regulate the newly legal market. Attorney General Maura Healey on Friday appointed...
  13. Ron Strider

    MA: Senator Named To Marijuana Regulatory Post Opposed Legal Pot

    A Democratic state senator who opposed the ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana was named Wednesday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to the regulatory board that will oversee the cannabis industry in Massachusetts. Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, of Leominster, is the first appointee...
  14. Ron Strider

    Massachusetts Lawmaker DiZoglio Urges Gov. Charlie Baker To Veto Marijuana Rewrite

    Diana DiZolgio, a Massachusetts state representative from Methuen, is asking Gov. Charlie Baker to veto the bill rewriting the state's marijuana laws, arguing that the legislation doesn't go far enough in setting aside money for substance abuse issues. Lawmakers sent the bill to his desk last...
  15. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Users Cannot Be Fired For Positive Drug Tests In Massachusetts

    Medical marijuana users are now a protected class in Massachusetts after the state's highest court declared that workers dismissed for positive drug tests can launch anti-discrimination suits against their former employers. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled on Monday...
  16. Ron Strider

    Unlike Mass., Maine Lawmakers Debate Their New Pot Law In Public

    When it comes to embarrassing political headlines, Maine is usually miles ahead of Massachusetts. That's thanks in large part to Governor Paul LePage who's known for, um, his bombastic style. But on at least one issue, Maine political observers and lobbyists say, the Pine Tree state has...
  17. Ron Strider

    MA: Here's What You Need To Know About The Potential Changes To The New Law

    Behind closed doors, Massachusetts lawmakers are scrambling to change the new marijuana law. The main questions are how many changes they plan to make and how big they go in overhauling or tweaking the voter-approved law. A team of negotiators from the Massachusetts House and Senate has been...
  18. Ron Strider

    Bill Overhauling Massachusetts Legal Marijuana Law Expected To Surface This Week

    Massachusetts House lawmakers are expected to take up a bill this week that would change the marijuana law endorsed by voters last November. A Massachusetts House source told MassLive.com that House lawmakers are aiming for a Thursday vote. The State House News Service, an independent wire...
  19. Ron Strider

    Welcome To Ganjachusetts

    Smell that? It's the scent of money. Now that recreational pot has been legalized in Massachusetts, entrepreneurs are on the brink of a billion-dollar green rush–that is, if bureaucratic fumbling and political infighting don't ruin the high. On a warm day in February, Kris Krane wants to show...
  20. Ron Strider

    Tobacco Wholesalers Want In On Recreational Marijuana

    Plenty of companies are angling to get in on the coming legalized pot bonanza. Some, however, are lobbying the state to carve off a piece just for them: cigarette wholesalers. The companies that track, deliver, and tax all the cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are seeking a similar monopoly on...