TJM: What happens when there’s too much weed [1/6/19]

THE EXCESS

It would take Oregonians seven years to smoke all the weed they harvested this year (Willamette Week)

THE PRAXIS

Experts predict what will happen with legal in 2019 (Newsweek)

THE ACCESS

Cannabis entrepreneurs should come from Boston’s neighborhoods (Commonwealth Magazine)

Cannabis Is Revitalizing An Old Mill Town In Massachusetts
Forbes

What does 2019 have in store for marijuana in Mass?
Boston.com

Marijuana Legal, But Not If You Run A Business Out of Your Home
New Boston Post

Cambridge cannabis firm to buy vape tech maker for $210M
Boston Business Journal

Head of commission sees 8 pot shops opening each month
MetroWest Daily News

Massachusetts cannabis company expands to Illinois
Crain’s Chicago Business

MASS LAWMAKERS
Nika Elugardo knows dangers of illegal drug trade – DigBoston


Commission recommends extending open container law
MassLive

Drivers mixing pot, alcohol more frequently in Mass.
WPRI 12

ACLU Worries Group’s Proposals Could Violate Civil Rights
WBUR

Pot panel warns of drugged drivers
Boston Herald


GET WEEKLY CANNABIS SALES DATA DIRECTLY FROM THE CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION

Keep up on the Massachusetts regulations and Cannabis Control Commission, and explore the contours of the law with DigBoston’s KNOW THE REGS series:

 

1) EQUITY PROVISIONS
2) A SMALL COMPANY GETS STARTED
3) COMPOSTING + RECYCLING
4) HOME DELIVERY
5) THE MICROBUSINESS STRUGGLE
6) OPERATING VEHICLES WHILE STONED
7) CULTIVATION OPPORTUNITIES
8) INTERSTATE MEDICAL RIGHTS
9) HANDY CHECKLISTS AND REQUIREMENTS
10) GETTING YOUR CANNABIS EDUCATION

Brewster
Brewster sued over recreational marijuana ban

Brockton
Amidst hot market, Brockton area leads eastern Mass. in vacant industrial space

Cape Cod
Crowds Buy Recreational Marijuana At Bourne’s Doorstep

Charlton
Planning Board Denies Proposed Marijuana Cultivation Facility in Charlton

Framingham
Meeting on Proposed Marijuana Establishment January 7 at Library

Somerville
Revolutionary Clinics Reports “Cannabis by the Numbers” for 2018

Worcester
Off the Vine: Wine, weed vie for consumer dollars

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut House Speaker Pledges To Push Marijuana Legalization

MAINE
Maine doesn’t protect against contaminated medical marijuana

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Top Lawmaker Says Marijuana Could Be Legalized Despite Governor’s Opposition

NEW JERSEY
Another NJ college jumps into the marijuana industry

NEW YORK
Cuomo Pledges Marijuana Legalization In Inaugural Address

RHODE ISLAND
Health Department considering medical marijuana for opioid dependency

VERMONT
Behind The Scenes At A Vermont Medical Marijuana Dispensary

FEATURED

Legal marijuana made big promises on racial equity — and fell short


Most Regrettable Mistakes in the Pot Industry last year
The Stranger

Oregon may consider exporting weed to other states
Statesman-Journal

Where Presidential Contender Elizabeth Warren Stands On Marijuana
Marijuana Moment

Lenient magistrate halves tourists’ drugs fine
Royal Gazette


The southwestern border districts received 78 percent of national immigration defendant filings. Drug crime defendants, who accounted for 28 percent of total filings, grew two percent, although defendants accused of crimes associated with marijuana decreased 19 percent. -SCOTUS



FEATURED

Better Buy: Medical Marijuana, Inc. vs. MariMed Inc.

ICYMI

Large deals, small victories defined Central Massachusetts business
Worcester Telegram

Entrepreneurs Should Work with Communities —and Emerge from ThemEast Boston Times-Free Press

STOCK POT

Green Growth stands firm in Aphria bid
PotNetwork

Green Growth denies it’s a ‘related party’ to takeover target Aphria
Globe and Mail

Green Growth Brands Reaffirms Commitment to Takeover Aphria Inc.
New Cannabis Ventures

A Look at What’s Ahead for the Cannabis Industry in 2019
The Street

3 Top US Marijuana Stocks to Buy in 2019
Yahoo Sports

Buds & Duds: MariMed riding high while Aphria shares take a hitProactive Investors USA & Canada

PRESS RELEASES

Curaleaf Opens New York State’s Newest Dispensary In Nassau County
Guru Focus

Good Tree Launches Social Equity Incubator
Benzinga


Cannabis soda will soon hit store shelves


THE ETERNAL QUESTION
Is they hype about CBD real?



The Future of Cannabis

WHAT: “In continuation of our ongoing Future of Food panel series, we’ll bring together leading industry experts for a discussion and networking event on the future of cannabis to understand the past, present, and future of the industry. Join us for this event and brush up on the latest on this fast-moving sector.”
WHEN: January 24, 6pm
WHERE: CIC Boston, Boston, MA

Talking THC: Where Do We Go From Here?

WHAT: “Please join us for a conversation about the local impact of Massachusetts’ new marijuana law with a panel of experts from the Codman Square community, medical field, and legal profession.”
WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm
WHERE: Black Box Theatre at Codman Academy, Boston

Medical Cannabis Information Series: Chicopee

WHAT: “Are you, or someone you know, interested in getting a Medical Cannabis Patient Card?
WHEN: January 25, 3pm
WHERE: Hampton Inn, Greenfield

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

Seed to Sale Show

WHAT: Seed to Sale Show is the only national show focused solely on innovative best practices, science, and cutting-edge technology surrounding the whole life cycle of the cannabis plant grown, processed, and sold in a regulated market
WHEN: February 12 – February 13
WHERE: Hynes Convention Center, 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

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