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Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana taxes are disappointing so far

Leicester, MA, 11/19/2018 -- Brittani Beeso, 23, of Worcester purchases marijuana at the opening of Cultivate, one of the state's first two pot shops. This the first day the store can sell recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21potopen Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Three months in to recreational pot sales, Massachusetts’ marijuana stores had sold less per resident than those in Nevada, Colorado, and California, according to a Globe analysis.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kraft2.jpg Prosecutors offer deal to drop charges against Robert Kraft, other defendants

Florida prosecutors have offered to drop misdemeanor prostitution solicitation charges against two dozen defendants including Patriots owner Robert Kraft, if they agree to conditions.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/HealthScience/Images/AdobeStock_224789059-1024x576.jpeg FDA approves first new drug developed for women with postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth, but it often goes untreated because new mothers can be stigmatized about reporting symptoms. The drug was developed by Cambridge-based Sage Therapeutics.

3-19-19: Keene, NH: Former Texas Congressman Robert

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

In N.H., giddy attention to Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is matched by skepticism

Much like his campaign, Beto O’Rourke’s first stop in New Hampshire Tuesday night had a thrown-together feel but still packed three floors of the Keene State College student center’s atrium.

Senator Elizabeth Warren walked through the Selma Interpretive Center in Selma, Ala., on Tuesday. She met with Pastor Leodis Strong at Brown Chapel.

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Elizabeth Warren takes her policy-packed campaign to Deep South

The success of her run will depend on whether her policy ideas translate into real excitement in the Democratic base, and Elizabeth Warren is using this trip to make her case directly to black voters.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Conn. made the right call keeping Millstone nuclear power plant open

FILE - This March 18, 2003 aerial file photo shows the Millstone nuclear power facility in Waterford, Conn. Connecticut officials on Thursday, May 2, 2013 authorized the Millstone nuclear plant to significantly expand nuclear waste storage capacity from 19 cask storage units now to 135 by 2045. (AP Photo/Steve Miller, File)

Connecticut’s leadership means that New England will not lose its single largest source of carbon-free electricity.

Metro

Prosecutors offer deal to drop charges against Robert Kraft, other defendants

Houston, TX 2-1-17: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is pictured after he arrived and took his front row seat where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (not pictured) held his annual Super Bowl press conference this afternoon in the Bush Ballroom at the Media Center in downtown Houston. (Globe Staff Photo/) reporter: various topic: Super Bowl

By Danny McDonald, Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement

Florida prosecutors have offered to drop misdemeanor prostitution solicitation charges against two dozen defendants including Patriots owner Robert Kraft, if they agree to conditions.

Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana taxes are disappointing so far

Leicester, MA, 11/19/2018 -- Brittani Beeso, 23, of Worcester purchases marijuana at the opening of Cultivate, one of the state's first two pot shops. This the first day the store can sell recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21potopen Reporter:

By Naomi Martin

Three months in to recreational pot sales, Massachusetts’ marijuana stores had sold less per resident than those in Nevada, Colorado, and California, according to a Globe analysis.

Obituaries

John T. Driscoll, longest-serving Massachusetts Turnpike Authority chairman, dies at 93

John Driscoll (right), chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, spoke during a press conference at the office of Governor Michael Dukakis (left) in June 1983.

By Bryan Marquard

Driscoll, of Milton, was among the Irish Catholic politicians who dominated Massachusetts politics decades ago.

Sports

ALEX SPEIER

On a back field, Red Sox pitching past, present, and future all met

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) warms up during inning of a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Alex Speier

A cross-generational group gathered to watch Rick Porcello throw live BP, and the moment wasn’t lost on any of them.

Wednesday Food

Critic’s Notebook

There’s nothing cute about Crack Pie

By Devra First

It’s time to stop using the language of addiction when we talk about food.