Dan Adams

A Massachusetts native and graduate of Emerson College, Dan Adams joined the Globe in 2011. He initially worked for the Globe’s West section and later in the Metro department as a breaking news and features reporter. Since 2014, Adams has served as a general assignment business reporter with a special focus on the alcohol and marijuana industries.

Latest stories


Can cannabis panel meet aggressive deadlines? Gaming chief has doubts

By Dan Adams , Globe Staff

Steve Crosby knows a thing or two about starting up an agency to regulate a previously illegal business.

Cheaper liquor licenses? Not so fast, restaurateurs say

By Janelle Nanos and Dan Adams , Globe Staff

They argue allowing more establishments to sell alcohol could water down the value of their existing licenses.

So far, compromise eludes Mass. alcohol task force

By Dan Adams , Globe Staff

But the group’s chairman insists it will promote major changes to the way beer, wine, and spirits are sold in Massachusetts.

This week in weed

Goldberg aide atop cannabis commission?

By Dan Adams , Globe Staff

Is the salary for the state’s top marijuana regulator too low?