• Massachusetts May 2, 2022 8:17 pm

    MA Cannabis Control Commission Chair Resigns

    The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission chairman has resigned from his position, a commission spokesperson confirmed Monday. Chairman Steven Hoffman resigned effective Monday, April 25. A reason was not given for his stepping down. “Chairman Hoffman’s contributions over the past four and a half years were integral to the growth and maturation of the Commission and the legal cannabis industry in Massachusetts,” the commission said...

  • marijuana June 2, 2021 7:40 am

    Mass. Launches Marijuana Delivery License Application

    After years of stops and starts, the Cannabis Control Commission announced Friday that eligible applicants in Massachusetts can now seek pre-certification and licensure as marijuana delivery operators, a business type that regulators and advocates said will be an important part of an equitable industry. The new “marijuana delivery operator” licenses created in the new industry rules the CCC approved late…

  • marijuana November 30, 2020 1:51 pm

    Mass. Marijuana Delivery Rules Get Final Control Commission Approval

    State regulators gave final approval Monday morning to new rules that will reshape Massachusetts’ legal marijuana industry to include home delivery with an initial period of exclusivity for participants in its Social Equity Program and economic empowerment applicants, capping off a rocky and delayed policy-setting process. The suite of new industry rules creates a two-pronged delivery license framework that is...

  • Cannabis Control Commission July 15, 2020 3:00 pm

    3 Mass. Marijuana Dispensaries Fined a Total of $800,000

    Massachusetts marijuana regulators have fined three companies a total of $800,000 for various infractions. The Cannabis Control Commission levied the fines against Garden Remedies Inc.; Healthy Pharms Inc.; and Acreage Holdings Inc., according to The Telegram & Gazette. Garden Remedies Inc., which operates a recreational and medical dispensary in Marlborough, was fined $200,000 for using pesticides and trying to cover…

  • Massachusetts December 12, 2019 5:38 pm

    Marijuana Vape Sales Can Resume, Mass. Panel Declares

    State marijuana regulators on Thursday eased their ban on vaping product sales, allowing certain types of products to return to store shelves one day after state public health officials backed off a ban on nicotine vape sales. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, the Cannabis Control Commission permitted licensed marijuana retailers to sell devices that vaporize marijuana flower for medical marijuana…

  • Massachusetts December 11, 2019 6:06 am

    Agencies to Share Data After Illness Linked to Pot Retailers

    Two Massachusetts agencies have agreed to share data with each other to investigate whether six probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses are linked to state-licensed marijuana retailers, as health officials suggested last week. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission and the Department of Public Health entered the agreement Friday to share information on dispensaries identified during interviews with patients, a...

  • Massachusetts December 6, 2019 11:13 am

    State: 6 Lung Illnesses Linked to Regulated Pot Vapes

    Six Massachusetts residents with probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses said they used products purchased from state-licensed marijuana dispensaries, according to information released Thursday. It is the first time the state Department of Health has linked illnesses to vaping products bought at dispensaries. The state has flagged 90 probable and confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illnesses. Three of those people…

  • Boston November 15, 2019 11:46 pm

    Neighbors Fed Up With Pot Shop in Brookline

    Since it opened in March, one Brookline business has been wildly popular, but neighbors aren’t happy.

  • Boston November 15, 2019 11:46 pm

    Neighbors of Brookline Pot Shop Upset by Public Urination, Other Incidents

    For Sloan Furniss, there is little relief in the constant flow of men relieving themselves in her driveway. For Furniss and her neighbors, the problems started in March, when NETA Brookline became the first recreational pot shot in the immediate vicinity of Boston.

  • Charlie Baker November 12, 2019 4:58 pm

    Most Marijuana Vape Products Quarantined by Mass. Health Officials

    A quarantine was ordered for most marijuana vaping products in Massachusetts Tuesday, extending the state’s efforts to control vaping products amid a nationwide epidemic of lung injuries. Exempt from the quarantine are medical marijuana products designed specifically for devices for medical marijuana flower vaping, the state Cannabis Control Commission said.

  • Charlie Baker November 12, 2019 4:55 pm

    Mass. Vape Ban Lifted for Medical Marijuana Patients

    A part of the Baker administration’s ban on vape-related products has been lifted Tuesday for medical marijuana users, as ordered by a Superior Court judge. Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled last week that the state cannot enforce the vaping ban on medical marijuana card holders because only the Cannabis Control Commission has the authority to regulate medical marijuana. Patients will be...

  • Boston November 12, 2019 7:29 am

    Baker's Vape Ban to Be Lifted for Medical Marijuana Users

    The Baker administration’s vape sales ban will be lifted for medical marijuana patients beginning at noon.

  • Governor November 5, 2019 5:13 pm

    Medical Marijuana Products Exempt From Mass. Vaping Ban, Judge Rules

    A Massachusetts judge says the state’s ban on the sale of vaping products can’t be enforced on medical marijuana products. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled Tuesday that marijuana card holders seeking to purchase marijuana vaping products should be exempt from the four-month ban.

  • Massachusetts October 3, 2019 4:19 pm

    Marijuana Sales Expected to Lead to Millions in Revenue

  • Massachusetts September 25, 2019 1:34 pm

    Marijuana Home Deliveries, Cafes OKed in Massachusetts

    Recreational marijuana could be available for home delivery in Massachusetts after new regulations were approved by the Cannabis Control Commission. The commission, which implements and administers laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana in the Bay State, put the proposal to a vote on Tuesday. All but one commissioner voted in favor of regulations that would allow home delivery and marijuana...

  • Governor September 10, 2019 6:32 am

    Gov. Baker: I'll Take Cue From Commission on Pot Law Changes

    Gov. Charlie Baker is saying he’ll take his cues from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission on any proposed changes to the state’s marijuana law. The Republican was asked Monday if any changes were needed after Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested last week on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate...

  • Massachusetts September 5, 2019 1:18 pm

    Black Entrepreneurs Launch Coalition to Push for Racial Equality in Marijuana Trade

    Black entrepreneurs who say people of color are being shut out of the lucrative marijuana trade are joining forces to close the gap. Real Action for Cannabis Equity, or RACE, launched Thursday in Boston, and its founders said the coalition will work to create more opportunities in the industry for minority owners. Organizers said they’re frustrated that all but two...

  • Massachusetts August 11, 2019 11:31 am

    Nantucket's First Pot Shop Opens for Business

    Nantucket’s first pot shop is up and running.

  • Massachusetts July 6, 2019 1:06 pm

    Springfield Begins Talks With 4 Companies Vying to Open Pot Shops

    Stores that sell recreational marijuana have yet to take root in Springfield, but that could change in the coming months.

  • Massachusetts July 6, 2019 1:06 pm

    Springfield Begins Talks With 4 Companies Vying to Open Pot Shops

    Stores that sell recreational marijuana have yet to take root in Springfield, but that could change in the coming months.

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