TJM: Recreational coming to Boston [1/24/19]


THE COPS

Here’s what happens if a driver gets pulled over while high on marijuana (Boston.com)

THE SHOPS

The results are in: First marijuana shop in Boston, Ascend Massachusetts, receives approval from city (MassLive)

THE SLOPS


Hundreds Of Vials Of Marijuana Product Found In Lab’s Dumpster
(WBZ I-Team)



SJC rules local police can use observations to make drugged driving arrests
Boston 25 News
Mass. Judge: Officers’ observations enough to arrest driver for OUI of marijuana
WLNE-TV (ABC6)

ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Georgia Company To Acquire Mass. Marijuana Operations
WBUR

Ascend CEO talks plans, process behind Boston dispensary
MassLive

What we know about Boston’s potential first rec store
Boston.com

Get a look inside Boston’s first potential rec dispensary
Boston Business Journal

WATCH: State’s 9th pot shop set to open as Boston’s first shop gets zoning OK
WCVB Boston


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Cape Cod
Five Cape Towns To Allow Recreational Marijuana Shops; Ten Say Nyet

Fall River
Fall River marijuana dispensary will begin recreational sales on Sunday

Fairhaven
BASK one step closer to recreational marijuana sales in Fairhaven

Holyoke
Startup with Holyoke marijuana plans buys historic Eureka Rule & Binding Co. building in Flats neighborhood

Melrose
Potential Melrose Pot Shop Location Takes Heat At Meeting

Northampton
Company That Owns Northampton, Mass., Recreational Pot Shop Is Sold

Pittsfield
Recreational pot shop opens in Pittsfield

Pittsfield facility to begin recreational marijuana sales

Marijuana dispensary opening in Pittsfield

Salem
Rejected marijuana store sues Salem


MEANWHILE, IN WESTERN MASS …
Pittsfield marijuana retailer greets politicians ahead of Tuesday rollout


Seekonk
Businessman wants to grow marijuana in vacant Seekonk cinema

Spencer
Spencer selectmen vote “non-opposition” to medical marijuana cultivation proposal

Springfield
INSA eyes retail pot expansion in Springfield

Advocates for proposed marijuana store in downtown Springfield tout boutique feel

Wareham
Cultivate is lifting its limits on marijuana purchases during weekdays

Worcester
Second medical marijuana shop opens in Worcester

CONNECTICUT
Northwest CT police concerned about proximity of pot in Mass.

CT’s medicinal marijuana industry sees continued growth

Op-Ed: Tax relief solutions that bypass tolls and marijuana

MAINE
Maine’s First Recreational Marijuana Store Getting Closer … But Could Old Graves Get in the Way?

Proposals would clear records of Maine’s marijuana offenders

Maine marijuana contract bid is subject of appeals hearing

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Can Medical Marijuana Help NH Fight the Opioid Crisis?

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set To Open This Year In Keene

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey governor renews call for legalizing marijuana

New York and New Jersey Governors Call for Marijuana Legalization

NEW YORK
Cuomo forecasts $300M in recreational marijuana revenue

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Congestion Pricing, Marijuana Legalization in New York Budget

Cuomo: Let cities opt out of pot shops if NY legalizes weed

RHODE ISLAND
Raimondo to propose legalization of recreational pot

Reaction to RI Gov. Raimondo’s proposal to legalize recreational marijuana

VERMONT
Regulating cannabis the Vermont way

UVM researchers find pot alters fear receptors


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Barr: Feds Won’t Interfere With State Pot Legalization
Crime Report

Desperate parents and discount marijuana: DC in a shutdown
Jamaica Gleaner

Free marijuana with art purchase expands to Ann Arbor
MLive.com

Marijuana dispensaries will be coming to Mountain Home
Baxter Bulletin

TRASH ALERT: If Weed Is Medicine, So Is Budweiser
Wall Street Journal



BUZZ FEED

Cannabis-infused seltzer, cold brew coffee, and tea? This Mass. company is planning to make all three.


Recreational Pot Shop Sold to Georgia-Based Cannabis FirmNBC10 Boston

Mass marijuana company co-founder talks sale to Surterra Wellness …
MassLive

Tidal Royalty Portfolio Company Expands into MassachusettsPress Release / Stockhouse

Diem Cannabis Completes Key Milestones Towards Massachusetts Expansion
PRNewswire

Can you get recreational marijuana delivery in Massachusetts?
Metro US

Marijuana companies hope to break through the haze
Boston Globe

Five Cape Towns To Allow Recreational Marijuana Shops; Ten Say Nyet
New Boston Post

Cannabis commission seeks authority over controversial local payments
Boston Globe

Neiman Marcus adds cannabis beauty products to its luxury lineup
Dallas News



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PerkinElmer Cannabis and Hemp Science Seminar Series

WHAT: “Join PerkinElmer, and industry partners, in Westborough for the Cannabis and Hemp Science Series. Bringing together industrial, government, and academic scientists, engineers and stakeholders, the conference will provide insights on the cannabis and hemp growing, testing, and manufacturing industry.”
WHEN: January 29, 8am
WHERE: Hampton Inn, Westborough

The Year of the Medical Marijuana Patient

WHAT: “Join registered medical marijuana patients, their family members and caregivers, medical professionals, and supporters of the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance as we all listen and learn why the year 2019 is going to be the “Year of the Medical Marijuana Patient” from a variety of different perspectives.”
WHEN: January 31, 6pm
WHERE: WeWork, Boston

One Small Step | The Future of Social Cannabis

WHAT: “Join the Cannabis Society and the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition as we develop an all star panel to embark on this discussion on how the regulations we craft now could shape the future of how consumers use cannabis all together.”
WHEN: February 4, 6pm
WHERE: Lighthouse East & North, Boston

International Cannabis Physicians’ Association / “Toss The Script”

WHAT: “Transforming Your Health with CBD – which will include medical professionals from all over as keynote speakers! So, if you’d like to learn how CBD can help change your life and get you away from pharmaceuticals with nasty side effects, please join us on this special day!”
WHEN: February 7, 5pm
WHERE: New Bedford First Unitarian Church, New Bedford

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Staff & Operations Training

WHAT: “The Medical Marijuana Dispensary Staff & Operations Training Seminar is intended to help individuals who want to land jobs in the medical cannabis industry or start their own medical cannabis businesses. The course covers everything from cannabis laws and regulations to cultivation basics, available products, proper dosage, and more.”
WHEN: February 9, 10am
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston, Boston

Medical Cannabis Information Series: Hanover

WHAT: “NCIA Announces New Location for Seed to Sale Show®National Cannabis Trade Association Relocates Leading Business-to-Business Conference to Support Newly Legalized Markets in the Northeast”
WHEN: February 13
WHERE: Hanover Council on Aging, Hanover

Cannabis & Ladies Mixer

WHAT: “Hey Ladies!! Come join in on Cannabis and Ladies Mixer Night! This is a new started group for Women that enjoy the use of cannabis but also interested in learning how to harvest and grow their own plants and start a great business.”
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019
WHERE: TBA, Boston

NECANN – New England Cannabis Convention

WHAT: The New England Cannabis Convention is the largest gathering of the New England MMJ, Cannabis, and Hemp Industries, the perfect B2B and B2C platform for everyone doing cannabis business in the northeast, and those who want to! It also serves as an education platform for those interested in learning more about the vital medical marijuana programs available in Massachusetts and the rest of New England.
WHEN: March 22 –March 24, 2019
WHERE:Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston


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