Marijuana delivery: How Mass. may try to help those hurt by war on drugs

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The state’s cannabis panel said the only businesses and people to receive licenses for delivery services for five years should be those disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs.

// Beyond indica and sativa: Here’s what’s coming to a pot shop near you

Whether you’re going to a party, having trouble sleeping, or suffering pain, there’s a pot product for you. And it might be a tea, a powder, or a dissolving strip.

// CEO of marijuana conglomerate, set to open Fenway shop, is defiant amid allegations

The cofounder of California marijuana conglomerate MedMen defiantly dismissed a series of disturbing allegations made by a former top executive at the firm.

// Alcohol and marijuana regulation are not the same, says CCC chairman

The state’s chief marijuana regulator said Wednesday it is simply not practical to try to apply the framework for alcoholic beverage regulation to the cannabis industry.

// Medical marijuana sales slump in Maine

Medical marijuana sales are down in Maine for the second straight year, a decrease that some dispensary owners blame on unfair competition.

// Kamala Harris was accused of lying about listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg. The truth is more complicated

It began as a lighthearted moment.

// Acton medical marijuana dispensary shut down; dangerous violations alleged

State inspectors say they found dangerous violations related to security, sanitation, waste disposal, and product labeling, officials said.

// First-in-nation marijuana program to redress war on drugs hits delay

In a booming industry where nearly all the owners are white men, the effort was one of several aimed to diversify who benefits from the new economic opportunities.

Maverick Square could play host to a proposed recreation marijuana shop, one of two prospective stores in East Boston.

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5 more pot shops get Boston’s OK, clearing way for state’s review

New cannabis retailers in East Boston, Dorchester, the Fenway, and Jamaica Plain cleared a key hurdle.

// A Senate bill — called S. 420 — has been filed to legalize marijuana

In the House of Representatives, the legislation number H.R. 420 was reserved last month. Now, there’s a similarly dubbed bill in the Senate.


// Key moments from the first marijuana hearing of the new Congress

The first marijuana hearing of the 116th Congress kicked off on Wednesday.


// Lawmakers file bills to legalize medical marijuana for military veterans

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill filed companion bills in the House and Senate to make it legal under federal law for military veterans to “use, possess, or transport medical marijuana” in accordance with state policies.

// Hemp legalization nationwide spurs push for crop in Nebraska

Two months after President Trump signed a law to legalize hemp, Nebraska lawmakers and state agency officials are working together to help farmers get a piece of the market.

// New York medical pot sellers say full legalization might burn them

A five-year-old industry wants some protections before being overwhelmed by a multibillion-dollar gold rush.

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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