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Could Hawaii Legislators Help Protect Legal Cannabis Businesses and Collectives

In Massachusetts, lawmakers are moving to protect it’s state’s tax revenue from the sale of Cannabis. As Jeff Sessions threatens the viability of small and large businesses in the medical Cannabis economy, some lawmakers are taking a stand. MPP’s Will Luzier, a leader of the Yes on 4 campaign, helped to conceive the bill. “I think […]

MA: Future Cloudy For Medical Marijuana After Legalization Vote

On Dec. 15, marijuana will be legal in Massachusetts without a prescription. Whether that will affect a proposed medical marijuana facility in Wareham is still up in the air, but developers say their plans haven’t changed despite the uncertainty. “We’re moving forward…to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Wareham,” said Michelle Stormo, CEO of Compassionate […]

MA: Getting The Best Deal On Medical Marijuana

If you get up real close to the New England Treatment Access medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton, you can smell the earthy aroma of cannabis through the brick walls. Established in 2015, NETA’s Conz Street dispensary is, so far, the only medical Mary Jane shop west of Worcester. In August, I obtained my Massachusetts medical […]

MA: For the Second Time, Eastie Supports Marijuana

In the statewide ballot question in 2012 East Boston voters supported passing the medical marijuana question 60 percent to 40 percent. Last Tuesday was more of the same as Eastie voters again supported a statewide ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Question 4 ballot measure, which passed statewide, was supported here 56 […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Facility Out For North Attleboro, Dispensary Still On Table

North Attleboro – A medical marijuana facility looking to set up shop in town will no longer pursue plans for a cultivation facility – but a dispensary is not out of the cards, just yet. Selectmen said Thursday the medical marijuana company Hope Heal Health has moved forward with a cultivation facility in Fall River, […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Newton

Newton – One week after Massachusetts voters approved the use of recreational marijuana, a new medical marijuana dispensary opened Tuesday in Newton. Garden Remedies on Washington Street is the ninth medical marijuana dispensary to open in Massachusetts. The dispensary is the culmination of a dream by founder Dr. Karen Munkacy, who went through breast cancer […]

MA: Neighbors Have No Major Issues With Medical-Marijuana Facility In Fitchburg

Fitchburg – Neighbors weighed in on a proposal for a medical-marijuana cultivation and processing facility at a Planning Board public hearing Tuesday night. Happy Valley Ventures MA, Inc., hopes to open the facility in an existing 60,000-square-foot building on 25 Newport St., and neighbors had several suggestions but few complaints. “I believe we are happy […]

MA: Southwick Select Board Does Not Support Medical Marijuana Facility In Town

Southwick – The Select Board opted Monday night not to support location of a medical marijuana distribution facility here. The three member board instead voted to proceed with creation of local zoning regulations that will govern the location of facilities for both medical and recreational marijuana. Health Wise Foundation Inc. proposed location of a medical […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Shop Opens In Newtonville

Four years later, Newton’s first medical marijuana dispensary is open for business. Garden Remedies began accepting patients Tuesday in Newtonville – the ninth dispensary to come online in Massachusetts since voters legalized medical marijuana in 2012. “We’ve all been working very hard to make medical marijuana safely and legally available for patients in Newton,” Dr. […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approved In Springfield

Springfield, MA – A new development agreement offers the possibility for additional medical marijuana sites in Springfield. This decision comes four years after medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts and just a week after recreational marijuana was legalized. The Springfield City Council hosted a community agreement on Monday. The agreement will allow the Chicopee-based dispensary, […]

MA: Springfield Proposes New Deal For Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Springfield – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has reached a new agreement with a company planning to open a medical marijuana dispensary in East Springfield, removing a prior clause that would have given the business the exclusive license in the city. In allowing more sites, however, the company, Hampden Care Facility Inc. and the Sarno administration […]

Majority of Voters Support Massachusetts Question 4 [Poll]

Question 4 to legalize cannabis has strong support among likely voters, according to a new survey released just days prior to the 2016 election. 61% of likely voters support Question 4, with just 34% opposed to the measure – a massive 27% difference. The new poll conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute found […]

MA: Pro-Marijuana Doctors Explain Their Support For Legalization

Boston – Doctors who favor legalizing recreational marijuana for adults on Friday pushed back against assertions that legalizing marijuana is harmful to public health. “I think that if someone is using marijuana a little bit in the evenings after work is done and their responsibilities are over, in those situations, I think marijuana is probably […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Great Barrington Inches Closer To Reality

Great Barrington – Great Barrington just got a step closer to hosting a medical marijuana dispensary. A newly formed local development company, 394 Stockbridge Road LLC, is converting a vacant lot on the north end of town into a medical marijuana dispensary. Theory Wellness Inc., a Stoneham, MA, nonprofit, will be the building’s tenant and […]

MA: Pittsfield ZBA Backs 3rd Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Pittsfield – A third potential medical marijuana dispensary is prepared to set up shop in the city’s west end. Manna Wellness is hoping to build a 3,500-square-foot retail store on a vacant lot along Callahan Drive near the Ice River Springs water bottling plant. The Pittsfield Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday voted 4-1 to […]

MA: Additional Discussion Held On Medical Marijuana Facility

Falmouth Board of Selectmen on Monday, October 24, continued discussion on whether to issue letter of support for Seven Point, which is planning to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Teaticket. Selectmen voted 4-1 on October 17 to authorize Town Manager Julian M. Suso to prepare a community benefit agreement with Seven Point, a medical […]

MA: Permit Granted For Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Pittsfield

Pittsfield, Mass. – Manna Wellness was granted a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday to operate a medical marijuana facility, despite protest from a resident who lives nearby. Julia Germaine of Manna Wellness said the company is looking to build a 3,200 square-foot facility on undeveloped land in the Cloverdale Business Park. […]

MA: How Recreational Marijuana Could Impact Medical Marijuana

Boston, Mass. – Supporters of legalizing recreational pot believe passage of Question Four would weaken the black market. 22News explains how legal recreational pot could impact medical marijuana dispensaries. There are 8 medical marijuana dispensaries open in Massachusetts including facilities in Greenfield and Northampton. Regardless of the outcome of Question 4, people would still need […]

MA: North Attleboro Selectmen Approve Letter Of Support For Medical Marijuana Grower

North Attleboro – Reversing an earlier decision to table a letter of support for a prospective medical marijuana growing facility until a public hearing could be held, selectmen voted Thursday night in favor of the letter amid concerns the landscape might shift after the Nov. 8 general election. Among those concerns is if Question 4 […]

MA: Wellesley Wants To Wait And See On Pot

Wellesley’s Board of Selectmen isn’t interested in backing a medical marijuana dispensary in town, citing uncertainty about the need for it should applications be approved in surrounding towns and the looming vote on pot legalization. “I’m not against a dispensary in principle. None of us is against a dispensary in principle,” said Chairman Marjorie Freiman. […]

Nevada and Massachusetts Legalization Campaigns Unveil TV Ads on Same Day

Please share! The Nevada Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, and the Massachusetts’ campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, both unveiled new television ads yesterday in support of their initiatives to legalize recreational cannabis. “Our opponents are attempting to scare Nevadans into opposing Question 2″, says Joe Brezny, a spokesperson the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana […]

MA: North Attleboro RTM Reduces Buffer Zone For Medical Marijuana Operations

North Attleboro – Representative Town Meeting members voted Monday to change zoning bylaws and reduce the buffer area for medical marijuana operations around places where children congregate. Previous town bylaws restricted locations for medical marijuana cultivation centers or dispensaries to venues with a buffer zone of at least 500 feet from schools, churches, gymnasiums, playgrounds […]

MA: Quincy Marijuana Dispensary Opens For Business Wednesday

Quincy, Mass. – The medical marijuana dispensary in West Quincy officially opens for business Wednesday, but the facility is taking patients by appointment only for the first two weeks. Donna Rheaume, a spokeswoman for Ermont Inc., the owner of the dispensary at 216 Ricciuti Drive, told the Patriot Ledger the state Department of Public Health […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Should Call College Campuses Home

The smell of marijuana often seems to waft freely through the streets of Boston. Students and residents alike smoke it, legally for those licensed to purchase medical marijuana and illegally for those who do so recreationally. Despite the method of purchase, marijuana is being smoked in the Commonwealth, and those who choose not to believe […]

MA: Marijuana Dispensaries Remain A Tough Sell In Many Communities

In Hopkinton, the Board of Selectmen proclaimed that a medical marijuana dispensary simply wouldn’t fit the town’s family-oriented image, and voted against a proposed store. In Seekonk, town leaders fretted that dispensaries would bring crime and an onslaught of marijuana smokers to their community, prompting two companies to withdraw their plans. In Southborough, selectmen faced […]

MA: Our Opinion – Lack Of Consistency For Medical Marijuana Clinics

While it seems unlikely that there would be an adequate patient base to support three or four medical marijuana clinics in Pittsfield, applicants for special permits should be treated consistently. That wasn’t the case with Happy Valley Compassion Center, whose bid to convert the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on East Street into a medical […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Growers Make Case For Littleton Site

Littleton – Medical-marijuana company Sanctuary Medicinals, Inc., which already operates in New Hampshire, is looking to open a cultivation site to grow their product in Littleton. Representatives from the company spoke before the Board of Selectmen Monday night to explain their goals in town. Sanctuary Medicinals hopes to convert a 35,000-square-foot building located at 234 […]

MA: Southwick Select Board Tables Action On Planned Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Southwick – Most people attending a public hearing Monday night voiced opposition to a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Southwick. About 30 residents attended the hearing at Town Hall which was cal,led by the Select Board to provide a public information hearing on the dispensary proposal sponsored by Health Wise Foundation Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit. […]

MassRoots Note Default Raises Questions About Company’s Future

Is MassRoots in a temporary cash-flow pinch, or is the company in deeper trouble? The CEO of the cannabis-focused social network told investors yesterday that the company is “in a stronger position than ever,” but a number of recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings have raised questions about financial situation of the Denver-based company. […]

Embattled weed tech company MassRoots cuts jobs amid debt default

Published: Sep 27, 2016, 1:02 pm • Updated: Sep 27, 2016, 1:47 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc., the cannabis-centric technology and social media company, has cut more than 40 percent of its workforce and recently defaulted on debt payments, the Denver-based firm disclosed. MassRoots officials said they received notices of default […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Plans Withdrawn In Holyoke

Holyoke, Mass. – It looks like a proposed medical marijuana dispensary won’t be opening in Holyoke, and 22News found out why. Heriberto Flores sent the city a letter, withdrawing his application to open Debilitating Medical Condition Treatment Centers. It was supposed to be a medical marijuana cultivation center and dispensary at 630 Beaulieu Street. Holyoke […]

MA: New Plan Filed For Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The medical marijuana provider that backed off a proposed Kondelin Road site in the face of intense neighborhood opposition has filed new plans to open a potential second local dispensary in a building in Blackburn Industrial Park. Representatives of the Boston-based Mayflower Medicinals, who filed applications with the City Council and for site plan approval […]

MA: Vineyard Medical Marijuana Dispensary Awarded Provisional Certificate

West Tisbury – After two years of effort, Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard has been awarded a provisional certificate by state health officials to grow, process and sell medical marijuana on the island. But how or if it will transport products from the still federally illegal plant across federal water for required testing is still […]

MA: Another Medical Marijuana Company Eyes Holyoke

Holyoke – A company that has proposed medical marijuana facilities in Amherst and Springfield and has ties to such plans in Maryland and Illinois, now is looking here, an official said Wednesday. “We are very interested in the Holyoke community and I believe we will pursue an opportunity there. With that said, we are not […]

MA: Wareham Medical Marijuana Dispensary Closer To Reality

Developers of a marijuana dispensary in Wareham continue to make slow, but steady, progress toward opening the facility, almost four years after voters legalized the substance for medical purposes. “We’ve been working on this for three years,” said Compassionate Care Clinics CEO Michelle Stormo. “It’s been a long time coming.” The company had planned to […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Plan In Holyoke Withdrawn By Herbie Flores, Brian Lees Group

Holyoke – The group pitching a medical marijuana facility headed by prominent figures Heriberto Flores and Brian P. Lees took another detour by saying it was withdrawing pursuit of a special permit from the city. It was unclear if that signaled the plan to open such a dispensary by Debilitating Medical Condition Treatment Centers, a […]

MA: Provisional License Issued For Marijuana Dispensary On Martha’s Vineyard

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Monday issued a provisional license to Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard (PCMV) to operate a registered marijuana dispensary (RMD) in Dukes County. Geoff Rose, chief executive officer of what would be the Island’s first medical marijuana dispensary, said he expects to complete the rigorous setup review and be open […]

MA: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Site Plan Review Continued To Next Monday

Last night, the Planning Board held another hearing on the Site Plan Review for 255 Turnpike Road. After more than 90 minutes, the hearing on the Medical Marijuana Dispensary was continued to next Monday, September 26th. CommCan is expected to come back with answers to some of the Planning Board’s and residents questions. But it’s […]

MA: Chicopee Marijuana Dispensary Proposal Recieves Final Approval

Chicopee – The City Council has approved a zone change, giving a Springfield company the final approval it needs to open the first medical marijuana clinic in Hampden County. The Council agreed to rezone a 3,270 square foot piece of land on East Main Street from residential to industrial. While the property is owned by […]

MA: Adams Looks At Medical Marijuana Dispensary Process

Adams, Mass. – The Selectmen and Zoning Board of Appeals got a detailed primer on medical marijuana, zoning and state laws. The joint session held at the Selectmen’s workshop meeting Wednesday included a presentation by attorney Jody Lehrer of the Northeastern Institute of Cannibis and was prompted by discussions over the taxation potential of marijuana […]

MA: Area’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Could Open In Mansfield In Fall

Mansfield – The area’s first medical marijuana dispensary could open by next fall, according to the facility’s co-founder. Selectmen approved a host agreement sought by CommCann for the location on West Street in the Cabot Business Park. Last March, the board approved a letter of support for the facility. The agreement was approved on a […]

MA: State Moves To Ease Access To Medical Marijuana

State regulators moved Wednesday toward making it significantly easier for patients to gain access to medical marijuana, proposing an overhaul of a program hobbled by missteps when it dawned three years ago. The rules would allow nurse practitioners to certify patients for marijuana use, similar to the way such nurses already write prescriptions for other […]

MA: Company Plans To Grow Medical Marijuana In Palmer

Palmer, Mass. – The Palmer Town Council voted unanimously this week to support a medical marijuana growing facility. GTI Massachusetts NP Corporation spokesman Peter Kadens told 22News the company hopes to renovate the old Mapletree Industrial Building at 21 Wilbraham Street. Palmer Assistant Town Manager Andrew Golas told 22News it’s a roughly 30,000 square foot […]

MA: Leominster Council OKs Approval Letters For Two Marijuana Facilities

Leominster – The City Council on Monday gave the green light for approval letters for two medical-marijuana companies in the city and tabled a motion for a third. No medical-marijuana company has been approved to open in Leominster, but the city is now a step closer. Officially called “letters of non-opposition,” Council President David Cormier […]

MA: Arlington Redevelopment Board Postpones Meeting On Marijuana Dispensary

Arlington, MA – It seems as if the saga of a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Arlington will continue on at least until November, as the Arlington Redevelopment Board’s meeting Monday has been cancelled. The Town announced that the ARB’s meeting on the Environmental Design Review Special Hearing for the Massachusetts Patient Foundation, who is […]

NORML’s Legislative Round Up July 8th, 2016

Adult use legalization initiatives in Arizona, California and Massachusetts are moving forward and Illinois has expanded its medical marijuana program. Keep reading to get the latest news and to find out how you can #TakeAction. Federal: On Wednesday, July 13th the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is holding a hearing titled, “Researching the […]