New England Treatment Access opened in Brookline on Saturday as the first marijuana shop in Greater Boston. Employees (left) waited on customers at the counter.

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Brookline recreational marijuana shop opening not the ‘apocalypse’ predicted

“I guess this is a situation where you hope for the best and plan for the worst,” said Brookline Selectman Neil Wishinsky, “and the best is coming true.”

// Brookline officials, police prepare for rush of customers to Greater Boston’s first recreational pot shop

Brookline Selectman Neil Wishinsky, a former federal employee, will buy the first recreational marijuana products from New England Treatment Access on Saturday.

// Shopping for pot in Brookline this weekend? Here’s what you need to know

The first Greater Boston recreational marijuana shop is opening in Brookline on Saturday, and local officials are expecting thousands to rush to the store on its opening weekend.

// Here’s the menu for Greater Boston’s first recreational pot store

Customers who order their products online in advance can guarantee they get inside the door and stand in an expedited line on Saturday.

// T branch closest to Brookline recreational pot shop to be replaced by shuttle buses

Shuttle buses will be replacing train service from Kenmore Station to Reservoir Station on the D branch on Saturday.

// As Brookline pot retailer opens, others look for lessons

New England Treatment Access’s opening on Saturday marks a new era in Greater Boston: Marijuana will be accessible to Bostonians who rely on public transit.

// Malden smoke shop investigated for ‘gifting’ marijuana

Authorities said the Maplewood Square store sold pot “under the guise of a gift.”

// Rhode Island lawmakers review proposal on marijuana legalization

The Rhode Island Senate Finance and Judiciary committees have held their first joint hearing on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.


// US Postal Service issues advisory on mailing hemp-derived CBD

The US Postal Service quietly issued an advisory earlier this month clarifying rules around mailing cannabis preparations, saying that “some CBD products derived from industrial hemp can be mailable under specific conditions.”

// Connecticut judge rejects motion to dismiss medical marijuana lawsuit

A Connecticut man who sued after his application to become a firefighter in the state’s largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana will have his day in court.

// Castleton University in Vermont to offer cannabis studies certification

A Vermont university plans to offer a cannabis studies program for students starting this summer.


Opinion | Margery Eagan

// I can buy pot, legally, a mile from my house. Still, it feels a bit weird

The marijuana store is just past the police headquarters on the right, the town library on the left, next door to the Little Children Schoolhouse day care.

Leicester, MA, 11/19/2018 -- Brittani Beeso, 23, of Worcester purchases marijuana at the opening of Cultivate, one of the state's first two pot shops. This the first day the store can sell recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21potopen Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana taxes are disappointing so far

Three months in to recreational pot sales, Massachusetts’ marijuana stores had sold less per resident than those in Nevada, Colorado, and California, according to a Globe analysis.

// Recreational marijuana shop in Greenfield receives OK from state to open

Less than a week after opening its Lowell location, Patriot Care Corp. has state approval to begin recreational marijuana sales at a second location, this time in Greenfield.

// CVS joins cannabis wellness trend by adding CBD products

CBD has landed at CVS.

// Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.

// Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.

// Florida governor signs smokable medical pot bill into law

Florida’s ban on the use of smokable medical marijuana by eligible patients ended Monday when Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill repealing it.

// Nevada lawmakers hear bill to seal low-level pot convictions

Supporters of a bill seeking to streamline the sealing of low-level marijuana convictions told Nevada lawmakers it will help people move forward with their lives.

// NJ lawmakers advance bill to legalize recreational marijuana

New Jersey took a step Monday toward legalizing recreational marijuana.

Darci Marriott/Globe Staff

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.

Maps & Resources

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.

// Pot shops face bans in most of Mass.

A review of local restrictions heightens concerns that the early adult-use pot market will be smaller than many consumers expected.

Globe Magazine

// 6 marijuana-infused things to do in New England

From ganja-friendly getaways to weed-enhanced yoga, a look at the new pot leisure economy.


FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018 file photo shows a marijuana plant in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. A group of Democratic state lawmakers are proposing major tax cuts for the marijuana industry to jump-start's California's sluggish legal marketplace. The bill Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Oakland and others introduced Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 would for the next three years eliminate the state's $148 per pound cultivation tax and reduce the state's 15 percent excise tax on retail sales to 11 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

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