Rejected marijuana store sues Salem to stop it from allowing competing shop to advance

Customers lined up to make purchases of recreational marijuana products, at the Alternative Therapies Group marijuana dispensary in Salem at its opening in December, one of four companies that have reached agreement with the city on marijuana sales licenses.

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The lawsuit, which observers say is the first of its kind in Massachusetts, could test the limits of local governments’ freedom to choose winners and losers in the pot business.

// Former city councilor tells of plans for marijuana business

At a community meeting in Mattapan Thursday night, former city councilor Tito Jackson laid out his vision for a community-centric marijuana store.

// Healey nixes Charlton rule requiring town meeting votes on marijuana contracts

Town meeting is no place for contract negotiations with pot businesses, Attorney General Maura Healey ruled Tuesday when she disapproved a Charlton bylaw.

// Fall River recreational marijuana shop to use virtual line app for opening this weekend

The store, Northeast Alternatives, will open on Sunday for recreational marijuana sales.

// Company gets OK to start work on a recreational pot store in Boston

The company hopes to build a multilevel recreational marijuana shop.

// Marijuana products improperly dumped behind Framingham lab, police say

A marijuana testing lab is under investigation this week after Framingham police accused the lab of improperly throwing hundreds of vials of cannabis products into an unlocked dumpster.


// Trump Attorney General nominee won’t go after legal marijuana businesses and urges Congress to act

“I think the current situation is untenable and really has to be addressed. It’s almost like a backdoor nullification of federal law,” attorney general nominee William Barr said at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

// Here’s what happens if a driver gets pulled over while high on marijuana

Under existing laws, it’s not the same as drunken driving.

Mayor Martin Walsh.

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‘I’m glad we’re not the first’: Walsh says Boston is learning from other pot shops

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said the extra time has given city officials a chance to learn about possible issues that could arise and prepare for them.


// Connecticut marijuana legalization bill has a huge cosponsor list

Newly sworn-in Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently pledged that marijuana legalization would be among the “priorities” for the 2019 legislative session.

Troy Brosnan (left) and Eric Rogers are cofounders of TINC, a startup cannabis brewing company that hopes to open in Georgetown.

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Don’t want to smoke it? Drink it

A pair of entrepreneurs hope to brew cannabis-infused beverages north of Boston in Georgetown.

// R.I. governor to propose marijuana legalization as neighboring states launch programs

“I have some reluctance about it. But I think we can’t not do it with Massachusetts and Connecticut coming on line,” Raimondo told the Globe in an interview at the State House in Providence Tuesday.

15Vermont -- Gregory Zullo, center, at the Vermont Supreme Court in May 2018. (Henry Epp/Vermont Public Radio) MUST CREDIT Henry Epp/Vermont Public Radio

Vermont ruling says scent of burnt marijuana is not probable cause for search, seizure

Activists say the case is a “step toward eliminating racial disparities.”

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.

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// 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.


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