Brookline recreational marijuana shop to open next Saturday

An exterior view of New England Treatment Access in Brookline.

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Greater Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop received approval from the state Friday to open its doors to the public next week.


// State judge: CCC lacks power over contents of local marijuana contracts

Essex County Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley has agreed that state law does not grant the commission explicit power to review host community agreements.


// Trump budget proposes loosening D.C. marijuana legalization restrictions

The budget request proposes scaling back restrictive language that has prevented the District of Columbia from spending money to legalize and regulate the sale of recreational marijuana.

// Baker pushes bill to combat marijuana-impaired driving

Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday urged lawmakers to pass his bill aimed at cracking down on stoned drivers as more recreational marijuana stores open around the state.

// Marijuana advocates press commission for pot cafes, help for medical patients

Dozens of advocates, business people, and medical patients testified Wednesday during a “listening session” organized by the state Cannabis Control Commission.

// Marijuana dispensary shut 5 weeks for security, other violations reopens

Mass Wellspring said it had “worked diligently” to update its policies to comply with the Cannabis Control Commission’s new regulations.

// Lawmakers in Connecticut unveil proposals for legal marijuana system

Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana have unveiled a package of legislation, including proposals to tax the drug and clear criminal records of low-level drug offenders.


// Vermont bill to legalize marijuana sales moves to House

As Vermont’s legislature resumes following last week’s recess, key committees and lawmakers are putting renewed focus on legislation to tax and regulate marijuana sales for adults.

// Bill to allow home-grown medical marijuana passes New Hampshire House

Medical marijuana patients would be able to grow their own supply under a bill passed by the New Hampshire House.


// Alaska is officially the first state to license on-site marijuana consumption at cannabis stores

Later this year, Alaska marijuana consumers will be able to buy their cannabis and smoke it, too — all under the same roof.

Manna Molecular Science’s chief scientific officer, Michael Frid (left), and CEO Nial DeMena. The company plans to introduce a gel to help improve women’s sex lives.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Marijuana treatment could act as ‘sexual enhancement’

A Worcester startup is working with a Los Angeles urologist who oversaw clinical trials of Viagra and Cialis on a new product that they hope could help women’s sex lives.

FILE - In this March 21, 2015 file photo, a man rolls a marijuana cigarette as a large group gathered near the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana, in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey lawmakers are set to consider legislation legalizing recreational marijuana. The Assembly and Senate judiciary committees have scheduled hearings on a measure to permit adults to use cannabis. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NJ lawmakers to weigh bill legalizing recreational cannabis

New Jersey lawmakers are set to consider legislation legalizing recreational marijuana.

// Police sued over bulldozer death of pot suspect in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Police acted recklessly when troopers used a bulldozer to pursue a Grateful Dead fan caught growing marijuana on public land, killing him when he wound up under the machine’s treads.

// Auditors: Nevada appears to be shorted on pot tax revenue

Nevada legislative auditors report that poor bookkeeping processes and a lack of oversight of the legal marijuana industry suggest the state is losing potential tax revenue.

// Sales of Kentucky hemp products surged in 2018

Kentucky’s resurgent hemp sector flexed more economic clout in 2018, with processors reporting sharply higher sales and farmers reaping more than twice as much income from their crop.

// Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

Moshe Feiglin, who got pushed out of the ruling Likud party four years ago for his extreme right-wing positions, has taken the campaign by storm, putting cannabis high on the national agenda.

// New Mexico weighs America’s first government-run pot shops

New Mexico would become the first US state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor.

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.

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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.


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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