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You can’t own more than 3 pot shops, but these companies test the limits — and brag about it

No firm is allowed to own or control more than three recreational marijuana stores. But two companies — Sea Hunter and Acreage — are testing the limits.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/03222011_22kraft_photo3-7884123.jpg His father and faith add an edge to Robert Kraft’s trials

Friends say Kraft, implicated in a solicitation case in Florida, is deeply embarrassed that he has scarred his father’s cherished legacy and cast shadows on the institutions he has financially nurtured in his family’s name.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/23/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/1137764461.jpg Robert Mueller’s findings will remain confidential at least another day

Attorney General William Barr and his team on Saturday pored over the highly anticipated report, preparing to release the investigation’s “principal conclusions” as soon as Sunday.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks after attending church on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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Analysis

Nixon, Clinton cases offer only limited guide to national agony

Whatever the ultimate result of the report Robert Mueller delivered to the attorney general, it will alter the shape of the presidency itself and roil an already bitterly divided country.

Metro

His father and faith add an edge to Robert Kraft’s trials

Patriots owner Robert Kraft celebrated with Benjamin Netanyahu at an event promoting the Israeli flag football league in Jerusalem in 2005.

By Bob Hohler

Friends say Kraft, implicated in a solicitation case in Florida, is deeply embarrassed that he has scarred his father’s cherished legacy and cast shadows on the institutions he has financially nurtured in his family’s name.

Brookline recreational marijuana shop opening not the ‘apocalypse’ predicted

New England Treatment Access opened in Brookline on Saturday as the first marijuana shop in Greater Boston. Employees (left) waited on customers at the counter.

By Felicia Gans

“I guess this is a situation where you hope for the best and plan for the worst,” said Brookline Selectman Neil Wishinsky, “and the best is coming true.”

You can’t own more than 3 pot shops, but these companies test the limits — and brag about it

By Beth Healy, Dan Adams, Nicole Dungca, Andrew Ryan, Todd Wallack and editor Patricia Wen of the Spotlight Team. This story was written by Healy.

No firm is allowed to own or control more than three recreational marijuana stores. But two companies — Sea Hunter and Acreage — are testing the limits.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

The Robert Kraft saga will loom over the NFL meetings

Robert Kraft (left) appears headed for another showdown with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Folks on Kraft’s enemies list this coming week will have a chance to make him twist in the wind when they are interviewed.

Chad Finn | 2019 BASEBALL PREVIEW

An appreciation of the Red Sox’ dynamic outfielders

Fort Myers, FL - 2/21/2019 - Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi (16), Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50), and Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19). Day 10 Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL.. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 22Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.480462370.

By Chad Finn

Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts are still carving their place in Sox history.

Peter Abraham | 2019 Baseball Preview

‘They’re special kids’: The last great Red Sox outfield on the new great Red Sox outfield

Boston Red Sox rookie sensations Fred Lynn, left, and Jim Rice, in Boston, on Aug. 4, 1975, both outfielders with exceptional hitting ability. It has been 25 years since rookie teammates drove in 100 runs apiece. Lynn and Rice appear sure bets to do it with the Red Sox. Boston manager Darrell Johnson said,

By Peter Abraham

Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans agree that each star trio have one thing in common: chemistry.

More Stories

Alex Speier | 2019 Baseball Preview

How the Red Sox outfielders play their positions at Fenway

By Alex Speier

THE GLOBE’S FINAL WINTER TOP 20S

Lynn English boys and Braintree girls net No. 1 rankings

By Nate Weitzer

Dan Shaughnessy | 2019 Baseball Preview

What happened to the bad old days of the Red Sox?

By Dan Shaughnessy

PETER ABRAHAM | 2019 BASEBALL PREVIEW

A player-by-player breakdown of the Red Sox roster and lineup

By Peter Abraham

PETER ABRAHAM | 2019 BASEBALL PREVIEW

League-wide story lines to watch this season, plus some superlatives

By Peter Abraham

Tara Sullivan | 2019 Baseball Preview

No worries in center field, because Jackie Bradley Jr. is always in position

By Tara Sullivan

Peter Abraham | 2019 Baseball Preview

Mookie Betts’s style stands out, on and off the field

By Peter Abraham

Dan Shaughnessy | 2019 Baseball Preview

Andrew Benintendi is a noble heir to the monster throne in left

By Dan Shaughnessy

Travel

The Azores are lush, lovely, and ready to be discovered

Panorama of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades, showing the Blue Lake (left) and the Green Lake (right) divided by bridge

By Christopher Muther

The semitropical archipelago is a paradise waiting to be discovered.

How to make your own maple syrup

Sap, straight from the tap, is almost entirely water and makes a refreshing drink.

By Elspeth Hay

With the help of a few neighbors and plenty of reading, here’s what we’ve learned.

CHECK-IN

Cambridge’s Hotel 1868, a new spot with an old soul

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The design-built, 50-room hotel, with its steel-framed, boxy, neo-industrial look, gives a faint nod to the 1800s, when Porter Square was a center for commerce and light industry.

Magazine

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Eggs for any time of the day

By Christopher Kimball

Mix with pasta for a fresh frittata, plus Persian and Cambodian takes on savory omelets.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of March 25-31

Richard Snee (Malvolio), Samantha Richert (Olivia), and Hayley Spivey (Viola) in Twelfth Night.

Shakespeare at the Lyric Stage, a pancake breakfast in Brookline, archaeology education in Cambridge, and more.

Style Watch

New job, new (home) office

By Marni Elyse Katz

A professional designer makes a big transition to a sunny workspace in her Dorchester loft.