Dan Adams

Dan Adams is a cannabis reporter and author of the “This Week in Weed” email newsletter — the irreverent and definitive insider’s diary of legalization in Massachusetts. A graduate of Emerson College and eight-year veteran of the Globe, Dan previously covered breaking news, municipal politics, business, and the alcohol industry. He was a member of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt, and drew acclaim for his investigation into illegal “pay-to-play” tactics by major brewers and beer distributors. Since being named the Globe’s first-ever dedicated cannabis journalist in 2017, Dan has embedded himself in the marijuana community and spotlighted the concerns of marginalized groups, while holding the industry and government officials to account. He has moderated numerous panels, served as a speaker and emcee at national marijuana conferences, and appeared on public radio and network television.

Latest stories

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

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

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

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

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Pulling back the curtain on Boston’s marijuana licensing process

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Applicants for city marijuana permits are learning the system has hidden steps.

Proposal would rewrite Boston’s marijuana licensing process, give preference to local residents

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City Councilor Kim Janey wants Boston to put equity at the center of its process for selecting pot operators.