Marijuana

A look inside Columbia Care's first Brooklyn medical marijuana dispensary

While most of us think of courthouses and upstanding businesses when it comes to the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, that perception may change as Columbia Care has opened its very first medical marijuana dispensary in the borough this past Saturday — on 4/20, of course! Already a huge success in...

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:52pm

Woman ran illegal $14 million pot enterprise: Officials

A Massachusetts woman has been charged with running a multimillion-dollar illegal marijuana business. Federal authorities say 51-year-old Deana Martin, of Milton, is charged with one count of conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. She was freed after an initial appearance...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 2:31pm

Salem marijuana shop hits snag with recreational sales

Alternative Therapies Group in Salem - the third recreational dispensary to open in Massachusetts - announced last week that it was temporarily out of stock, and would only service card-carrying medical marijuana patients for the time being. Even those who already scheduled appointments for a...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:32pm

Why marijuana beverages are going mainstream

Potent edibles already make up about half of the recreational cannabis market in states like Washington and Oregon, but many investors and cannabis fans are convinced that this number will only continue to grow as a new trend takes hold: drinking your weed. Last September, analysts at Canaccord...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:49am

Changes may be coming to Massachusetts' driving while high on marijuana laws

Fresh on the heels of a 497-page report written by the state Cannabis Control Commission’s special commission on OUIs, Gov. Charlie Baker introduced a bill that would enact several changes to state law on driving while high endorsed by the board — some of which are strongly contested by...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:43pm

When will the first recreational marijuana Boston store open?

Big recreational marijuana Boston news alert, folks: while there are reasons to manage your expectations, we're pleased to announced that residents in the Hub finally have something to get excited about on the recreational marijuana front. When will the first recreational marijuana Boston...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:01pm

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...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:25am

Is recreational marijuana delivery legal in Massachusetts?

It’s a tale as old as smoking pot itself: whether it’s making an appointment, standing in line, and catching glares from a security guard at a dispensary; or tediously waiting while your pain-in-the-butt friend “just gets to a save point” in his Xbox session — scoring...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:56pm

What to expect from recreational marijuana in 2019

No doubt about it, 2018 wasn’t the best year. However, it was pretty cool to see Massachusetts finally open its first recreational marijuana dispensaries, and those developments are giving us some hope for even brighter horizons in 2019. Here are some recreational marijuana 2019 developments...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 3:19pm

The year of marijuana begins with the NYC Cannabis Film Festival

Nobody had a better 2018 than cannabis — there’s even a luxury dispensary on Fifth Avenue, and the New York Cannabis March finally went mainstream after five decades of advocacy. Will 2019 finally be the year that New York legalizes not just medicinal but recreational marijuana? The...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 1:41pm

With CCC in 'rhythm,' Mass. could see 8 new retail marijuana stores a month

About five weeks since the first non-medical marijuana stores opened in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission said it is still too early to determine what, if any, changes need to be made to the law or regulations. During a Monday appearance on Boston Herald Radio, CCC...

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 9:27am

What Mayor de Blasio wants NYC legal cannabis to look like

Now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to bring recreational marijuana to New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio is giving specifics on what legal cannabis in the city might look like. Releasing a report, titled "A Fair Approach to Marijuana," from his Task Force on Cannabis Legalization, de...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 6:45pm

Gifts for stoners: 6 ideas for your favorite marijuana enthusiast

It was a big year for marijuana in 2018, with the sticky plant becoming more mainstream than ever before. So what do you get for the stoner in your life who’s probably already seen it all? Weed’s come a long way from glass bowls and joints, with game-changing innovations that can take...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:58am

5 things you need to know about Salem's Alternative Therapies Group

If the ghosts, goblins and ghouls of Salem weren’t already freaking you out, now there’s another way to get paranoid in Witch City. Alternative Therapies Group, the third dispensary to offer recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, opened its doors to the public Saturday, reportedly...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:29pm

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

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