Home
 
Choose Your City
Change City

Marijuana

First recreational marijuana license issued in Massachusetts

State regulators voted unanimously Thursday to grant the state's first recreational marijuana business license to a marijuana grower in Milford. The license approved by the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) on Thursday will allow Sira Naturals to grow between 10,001 and 20,000 square feet of...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:42pm

NYC chef brings cannabis edibles to city with Massachusetts on horizon

For nearly 30 years, Bubby’s has been a staple dining destination in New York City, and now chef and owner Ron Silver has set his sights on the booming cannabis industry in New York and Massachusetts with his new venture, Azuca. Azuca is a line of fast-acting cannabis-infused sweeteners and...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:05am

NYC will stop arresting most people for smoking marijuana in public

New Yorkers with no prior record who are found smoking marijuana in public will face criminal summonses rather than arrests under a new policy Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The change marks a shift in marijuana enforcement in New York City as a way, the mayor said, to balance fairness...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:54pm

Opioid users will qualify for medical marijuana, New York health dept announces

Those who use opioids will qualify for medical marijuana under an amendment developed by the New York State Department of Health. Patients can be eligible for medical marijuana use in New York state if they have been diagnosed with certain debilitating or life-threatening conditions. Currently,...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:23pm

On eve of marijuana legalization, impaired driving panel just getting started

With legal marijuana sales expected to begin within a month, the commission that is supposed to make recommendations to prevent operating under the influence of marijuana and impaired driving is slated to meet for the first time Wednesday. The Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:36am

Former Boston mayoral candidate Tito Jackson will head a marijuana dispensary

Former Boston mayoral candidate Tito Jackson has switched career gears, leaving politics to enter the world of marijuana. Jackson has been tapped as the CEO of Verdant Medical Inc., a nonprofit medical marijuana company that hopes to open dispensaries in Massachusetts. “I know many will...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:25am

Mayor wants NYPD to stop busting marijuana smokers

Mayor Bill de Blasio has become the latest city official to back stopping marijuana smoking busts in New York City. “With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical our city plans for the public safety, health and financial consequences involved,...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:54am

Manhattan DA to no longer prosecute certain marijuana cases

Starting Aug. 1, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. will no longer prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases, his office announced Tuesday. The move comes after a six-month review of jurisdictions where marijuana is no longer criminally prosecuted, and one analysis by his office...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:03pm

Marijuana legalization could bring $335M in city tax revenue: Stringer

As the debate over marijuana legalization wages on in New York state, a new analysis by city Comptroller Scott Stringer estimates that the potential adult-use marijuana market could bring in as much as $436 million in tax revenue for the city alone. Using data from Colorado and Washington state,...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:27am

After NYC opening, medical marijuana dispensary MedMen is ready for thefuture 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...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 9:06am

The New York Cannabis Parade has finally gone mainstream

It took nearly five decades, but the New York Cannabis Parade has finally gone mainstream. “We have an unprecedented lineup of elected officials this year,” says co-organizer Noah Potter, an attorney specializing in drug policy. “We’ve never had anything comparable.”...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:38pm

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally: Start time, parade route, street closures

The NYC Cannabis Parade is happening this weekend, and if you’re someone who advocates for the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use, you may want to join the cause this Saturday. The NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally is part of the Global Marijuana March, which is held on...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:33pm

Agriculture officials taking applications to start hemp industry

While the Cannabis Control Commission begins accepting applications to grow and sell marijuana, the Department of Agricultural Resources is now accepting applications to grow the same plant for very different purposes. Farmers in Massachusetts can now apply to grow, process and sell hemp, which...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:11pm

Talking pot with 'Up in Smoke's' Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong has been “America’s sweetheart of cannabis” and stoners everywhere since forming the Cheech & Chong comedy duo with Richard “Cheech” Marin back in the ’70s, but it was the release of their first film, “Up in Smoke,” that gave Cheech...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:45pm

Where is pot legal?

There has been a recent push to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use around the country, as we're sure you know. Several states already have laws in place that allow the use of marijuana, while others may have laws in place where it can only be used for medical purposes. But,...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:07pm

Can you give pot to your pups? All about the CBD supplements for your dogs

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana. In simple terms, it’s the part of the plant that doesn’t get you high — and it's proven to have medicinal effects on consumers, treating pain and anxiety, reducing inflammation and even controlling...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:09pm

5 things to do in Boston for 4/20

Ever heard of “dabachusetts”? Maybe not, but after this 4/20, Massachusetts might prove it’s worthy of the title. While you can’t smoke on site at most of these events, here are five things to do around the Boston area in honor of the high holiday. Cannapalooza This...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:25pm

Medical marijuana dispensary MedMen coming to Manhattan

MedMen, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary headquartered in Culver City, California, is coming to Fifth Avenue. According to Page Six, the store known as the "Barneys of Weed" is opening on April 20 (4/20, of course). "We do not run pot shops, we manage class...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:25pm

Applications pour in from potential marijuana licensees

Marijuana regulators could approve the first prospective marijuana businesses for expedited licensing next week, after the Cannabis Control Commission's staff is able to review more than 200 applications that were started in the first 24 hours since the commission began accepting applications...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:27pm

Introducing "pot beer" that can get you high

The creator of Blue Moon, Keith Villa, is now taking his craft beverage ventures from tangy to THC — a beer that gets you high. Pot beer, if you will. Villa and his wife Jodi have co-founded the Colorado-based company Ceria Beverages, which is developing a line of THC-infused non-alcoholic...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:08pm