Massachusetts Prepares for Adult-Use

Last month, the Cannabis Control Commission, the regulatory body overseeing the state’s newest industry, finalized their regulations for the market. At the beginning of this month, the state began accepting applications for business licenses. Now with the full implementation of adult-use sales on the horizon, businesses, regulators, consumers and local […]

Most of Massachusetts’ Municipalities Have Banned Marijuana Retail

Voters passed the legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts way back in November 2016. Since then, the legalization movement has overcome a number of obstacles, leading to a July 2018 legalization date. But just because recreational Mary J will be legal in Massachusetts doesn’t mean that it will be accessible. […]

Most Towns In Massachusetts Excepted To Ban Cannabis Shops

Marijuana companies will be banned from a majority of cities and towns in Massachusetts when recreational sales begin this summer, a Globe review has found, the latest indication that there will be fewer pot stores in the early going than many consumers expected. At least 189 of the state’s 351 […]

Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companies

Massachusetts should consider creating a state-run bank to serve recreational marijuana companies, the state’s top cannabis official suggested Wednesday, warning that an all-cash industry would create security risks and regulatory headaches. With recreational pot sales scheduled to begin in July, Cannabis Control Commission chairman Steve Hoffman said no local banks […]

Massachusetts MMJ Patients Are Worried About Shortages Once Recreational Sales Start

For medical marijuana patients, the drug is not only for getting high. It offers relief from pain, nausea and other symptoms of illness. Now, medical marijuana patients are worried that supply of their medicine is in “grave danger” when legal recreational marijuana goes on sale. “No regulations have been drafted […]

An Insider’s View: How Labs Conduct Cannabis Mold Testing

As both recreational and medical cannabis legalization continues to progress across the country, each state is tasked with developing regulatory requirements to ensure that customers and patients receive clean cannabis for consumption. This requires cannabis to undergo laboratory testing that analyzes the presence of microbial impurities including yeast and mold. […]

Massachusetts Set To Decide This Month On Social Use Of Cannabis

BOSTON — Could Massachusetts become the first U.S. state where adults can gather and use legal recreational marijuana at so-called “cannabis cafes?” The Cannabis Control Commission, the five-member panel set up to regulate the state’s marijuana industry, is expected to decide later this month whether to approve draft regulations that would allow […]

Tikun Olam Expands to Washington, D.C.

Today, Tikun Olam announced their expansion into the Washington, D.C. market. Partnering with the cultivator, Alternative Solutions, they will license them to grow, manufacture and distribute Tikun-branded products. Tikun Olam is an international cannabis company with roots in Israel, where they are working in clinical trials to produce strains targeting […]

Massachusetts Considers Legalizing Cannabis Clubs

The post Massachusetts Considers Legalizing Cannabis Clubs appeared first on High Times. Hitting the club may soon have a different meaning entirely in the state of Massachusetts. The state, which will begin selling recreational marijuana in July, is toying with the idea of “cannabis clubs” upon legalization. A Cannabis Advisory […]