Marijuana

Curated legal-cannabis weekend market ahead of its time, and NY law

Is recreational marijuana legal in New York yet? Despite recent incremental steps toward decriminalization, the answer is still a resounding no. That prohibition hasn't stopped a "curated cannabis events" organization, High Daze, from announcing a pop-up market on the Lower East Side...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 4:48pm

5 reasons why you should keep your medical marijuana card

With hours-long lines reported at the opening of the state’s first two recreational marijuana dispensaries, it may seem that the state’s medical marijuana industry is about to go the way of the dodo — or at least metal pipes. Though there are a number of challenges and possible...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 12:26pm

Revolutionary Clinics dispensary debuts cannabis coffee pods

In the budding marijuana industry, people are finding more ways to consume cannabis, from the traditional toke to a THC-infused frozen pizza. Now, Revolutionary Clinics, a dispensary in Cambridge and Somerville, has another option: cannabis coffee, apple cider and more brew-at-home beverages....

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:49pm

Mark-Viverito says legal marijuana could pay for NYC subway repairs

New York City subway delays got you stressed? Chill out and take a toke: legal marijuana may be the answer to fixing the city’s transit crisis, says Melissa Mark-Viverito. Mark-Viverito, former speaker of the New York City Council and current candidate for public advocate, unveiled on...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:15pm

Massachusetts pot shop sales exceed $2.2M in first five days

In the first five days that retail marijuana stores were open in Massachusetts, consumers bought more than $2.2 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products.  The Cannabis Control Commission announced Tuesday afternoon that the two stores that opened last Tuesday — Cultivate in...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:07am

PHOTOS: Massachusetts residents make first retail marijuana purchases

Retail marijuana sales began on Tuesday in Massachusetts, and after quite a wait — at the legislative level and in line Tuesday morning — residents were ready. Shoppers lined up early at the only two currently operational retail pot shops in the state: Cultivate Holdings in Leicester...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:32pm

Recreational marijuana sales to start Tuesday in Massachusetts

Recreational marijuana sales will begin in Massachusetts on Tuesday, according to the state Cannabis Control Commision. Massachusetts voters approved legal recreational marijuana on Nov. 2016. It became legal to grow, possess and use marijuana that December, and pot shops were set to open July 1,...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:23pm

CBD and the NYC Marathon: A love story for runners, doctors?

CBD is one of the top wellness trends, and that’s not going to change as it becomes more mainstream for humans and animals alike. Its benefits are so great, in fact, that one NYC Marathon runner is going to use it during and after Sunday’s race. No, Jessica Filoramo is not going to...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:10pm

This is when the White House will reveal federal cannabis reform

The White House is planning to tackle federal cannabis reform after the midterm elections, says Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Rohrabacher told Fox Business last week that Trump has made a "solid commitment" to regulating marijuana. "I have been talking to people inside the White...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:24pm

After NYC opening, medical marijuana dispensary MedMen is ready for the future of cannabis

Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen may have only been open on Manhattan’s tony Fifth Avenue for two weeks, but for the California-based company, its expansion into the city was a long time coming. “This has been a process 20 years in the making, from California legalizing medical...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:33pm

Retail pot still 'weeks away' but two Mass. companies get final licenses

Legal marijuana sales are "weeks away" in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission said Thursday after regulators approved final business licenses for shops in Leicester and Northampton. The CCC on Thursday afternoon granted final business licenses for Cultivate...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:23am

Brooklyn’s first medical marijuana dispensary is ‘in the home stretch’

The opening of Brooklyn’s very first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ever closer — and Staten Island’s won’t be too far behind. After several months of construction, Citiva Medical is “in the home stretch and hoping to open in December,” Director of...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:45pm

Boston City Councilors to consider moving Hempfest off Boston Common

Boston City Council will explore the idea of moving the Freedom Rally, also known as Hempfest, off of Boston Common, according to a hearing order. Councilors Josh Zakim and Ed Flynn filed the order for a hearing on the issue ahead of this week’s Boston City Council meeting. The Boston...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 4:20pm

With marijuana mainstream, smoke shops are elevating customer experience

Before marijuana went mainstream and decriminalized in many states, some enthusiasts in New York City would often surreptitiously duck into smoke shops or hastily make purchases at sidewalk tables when on the hunt for new accessories. Fast-forward to today, and that’s no longer the case,...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:47am

Test lab approvals mark latest retail marijuana milestone

One of the largest roadblocks to launching the retail market for legal marijuana in Massachusetts was eliminated Thursday as the Cannabis Control Commission approved provisional licenses for two testing laboratories. Massachusetts officials had hoped to launch legal retail marijuana sales on July...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 9:50am

420 Suites brings cannabis-friendly vacation rentals to Boston

Boston has long been a vacation destination, but legal marijuana may draw in even more visitors to all over Massachusetts — and businesses like 420 Suites are ready to cater to cannabis tourism. 420 Suites, which debuted at Boston’s recent CannaCon, is turning the typical vacation...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:24pm

Medical marijuana facility blazes a trail from upstate to NYC

New York state is about to get a whole lot greener as a new cannabis cultivation facility is breaking ground today in Orange County to service four statewide medical marijuana facilities, including two planned for Brooklyn and Staten Island. iAnthus Capital and its subsidiary Citiva are building a...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:06am

People of color make up 93 percent of marijuana possession arrests in NYC: Report

If you were arrested for marijuana possession in New York City, you’re probably not white, according to a new report. Out of all marijuana possession arrests in the first six months of 2018, 93 percent were of New Yorkers of color, according to the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)....

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:42pm

3 tips for how to start a marijuana business in Massachusetts

Now that recreational weed is legal in the Bay State, entrepreneurial pot enthusiasts are starting to get into the marijuana business in Massachusetts. If going green for your next gig piques your interest, you might want to stop by CannaCon Boston 2018 this weekend. Following a successful debut...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:48pm

Cannabis Control Commission begins first review of marijuana test lab application

The Cannabis Control Commission is reviewing its first license application from an independent testing laboratory, a critical link of the supply chain without which non-medical marijuana cannot be sold, and the chairman said he hopes the commission can consider that application when it meets next...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 4:07pm