Massachusetts Marijuana Companies Launch Responsible Regulation Alliance

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Massachusetts Marijuana Companies Launch Responsible Regulation Alliance | Marijuana Policy Project

BOSTON, MA — A coalition of Massachusetts cannabis companies launched a nonprofit Monday that will work to advance responsible regulation of the cannabis industry in the Commonwealth. The Responsible Regulation Alliance (RRA) will work with individuals well-versed in state-based cannabis regulation to produce memos and offer insight throughout the remainder of the rule-making process. RRA is being launched with the support and active participation of […]

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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Advocates Urge Towns to Allow Regulated Businesses, Follow Marshfield Example

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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Advocates Urge Towns to Allow Regulated Businesses, Follow Marshfield Example | Marijuana Policy Project

BOSTON, MA — Towns passing legal cannabis bans and moratoriums are guaranteeing continued market control by criminals and street dealers, the group behind the legalization measure passed by voters last November said today. The group praised Marshfield voters for rejecting a measure at a town meeting yesterday that would have banned marijuana retail facilities in […]

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Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination

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Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts’ highest court ruled on Monday that a medical marijuana patient could sue her former employer for discrimination after being fired for testing positive for the substance in a drug test. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected the argument made by Advantage Sales and Marketing that the patient, Christina Barbuto, could not sue for […]

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Nevada Reaps $500k in Pot Taxes while Massachusetts Earns Nothing

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Nevada Reaps $ 500k in Pot Taxes while Massachusetts Earns Nothing | Scott Gacek

Two of the states that legalized the adult use of marijuana in November have taken very different approaches to the opening of the retail marijuana marketplace. In Nevada, where lawmakers and state regulators pushed for an early start to retail marijuana sales six months before the voter-approved measure called for it, marijuana sales began just […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Delay Start of Legal Marijuana Sales

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Delay Start of Legal Marijuana Sales | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Lawmakers in Massachusetts wasted no time in meddling with a referendum passed by voters in November to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, passing legislation Wednesday to delay the start of a retail cannabis market by several months. Home cultivation and personal possession of marijuana by adults 21 or older became legal on December […]

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Massachusetts: Over a Century of Cannabis Criminalization Comes to an End

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Massachusetts: Over a Century of Cannabis Criminalization Comes to an End | Paul Armentano

Massachusetts today became the sixth US state to enact legislation eliminating criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. The law change ends over a century-long policy of criminal cannabis prohibition in the Bay State. Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to criminalize the use of marijuana — a […]

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Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Massachusetts on Thursday

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Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal in Massachusetts on Thursday | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Adults 21 or older can legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana in public or ten ounces in their homes starting on Thursday, December 15, as the voter-approved Question 4 takes effect. While retail sales remain at least a year away, adults will no longer face a $ 100 fine for possessing […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Changes to Marijuana Legalization Law

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Changes to Marijuana Legalization Law | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — For over a decade, lawmakers in Massachusetts have balked at the opportunity to legalize marijuana, passing over their chance to craft their own version of a law on Beacon Hill. But now that voters have approved a citizen-written referendum to make marijuana legal in the Bay State, some lawmakers are saying the voter approved […]

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Marijuana Wins Big: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada Legalize; Medical Marijuana Sweeps 4 States; Arizona Only Defeat

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Marijuana Wins Big: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada Legalize; Medical Marijuana Sweeps 4 States; Arizona Only Defeat | The Daily Chronic Staff

3:00 AM EST: Maine appears to have approved Question 1, legalizing marijuana for adults.  The measure, which had slowly been losing an early lead all evening, has pulled through with 50.6% of the vote and 87.1% of precincts reporting.  Earlier, voters in nearby Massachusetts approved their legalization measure as well. The only defeat of the […]

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Growing in Massachusetts

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Growing in Massachusetts | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Support for a proposed ballot question to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana for adults in Massachusetts continues to grow, according to recent polling data. A new WBZ-UMass Amherst poll released Wednesday found 53% of Bay State voters favor Question 4, while only 40% were opposed to the measure.  Seven percent remain […]

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