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The hidden titans of pot

Massachusetts legalized the sale of recreational marijuana with the ambition to be different — and better. But two years since the law went into effect, troubling signs loom. This three-part series uncovers stealth moves by large investors poised to dominate this nascent industry and outmaneuver regulators.
Part 1

These companies test the limits — and brag about it

No firm is allowed to own or control more than three recreational marijuana stores. But two companies — Sea Hunter and Acreage — are testing the limits.
Part 2

Inside one battle that could change the marijuana industry

The race to open Mattapan Square’s first pot shop raises questions about trust and who gets to cash in.
Part 3

For sale in the pot industry: political influence

Marijuana may be the hot, new retail business in town, but it largely plays by the old political rules.

Mass. Senate rejects marijuana loan proposal for social equity applicants

Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz said the loans were vital to meet the Legislature’s own goals for the state’s cannabis industry to be diverse and inclusive.
State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz wants money for equity in marijuana industry

Here's what to know about shopping at Newton's first recreational marijuana shop

Garden Remedies in Newton will start recreational marijuana sales Saturday on an appointment-only basis.
Are recreational marijuana stores opening in your town? Check our maps

Two women indicted for allegedly running multimillion-dollar marijuana delivery business

A Milton woman arrested last month for running an illegal online marijuana delivery service has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Worcester, along with another woman who allegedly assisted in the company’s management.

Trump official would rather discuss marijuana than president’s tax returns

The head of the Treasury Department was relieved when a congressman asked him a question about marijuana after being grilled all day about President Trump’s tax returns.

New England

No pot on this table: Boston warns restaurants over marijuana-infused meals

City officials said any restaurants that host cannabis-infused dinners — however private — could lose their licenses.
Massachusetts marijuana cafes get preliminary OK

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Are recreational marijuana shops preparing to open in your town? Check our maps

Data released by the Cannabis Control Commission show where marijuana operators have set up shop and where they hope to.

All 2020 presidential candidates now support marijuana legalization efforts — even the Republicans

Bill Clinton “didn’t inhale” marijuana, and it was Obama’s “mistake,” but now all 12 official Democratic candidates told the Globe they support full nationwide legalization, Canada-style.