Welcome to Ganjachusetts

Smell that? It’s the scent of money. Now that recreational pot has been legalized in Massachusetts, entrepreneurs are on the brink of a billion-dollar green rush—that is, if bureaucratic fumbling and political infighting don’t ruin the high.

Banks and Marijuana Business

While marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, it’s still illegal federally, so financial institutions potentially risk prosecution if they work with cannabis firms.

The Pros and Cons of Legalized Marijuana

When Massachusetts voters legalized marijuana, they transformed state law and launched a new industry. Here’s who stands to gain the most—and who may see their fortunes go up in smoke.

Marijuana and the Power of NIMBYs

Want to keep pot shops out of your neighborhood, or turn your town into the Napa Valley of weed? Here are tools communities have to limit or nurture marijuana businesses.

Pot Etiquette: Mind Your Marijuana Manners

Can I get high with my kids? How do I keep my minivan from smelling like reefer? Parenting in the age of legal weed presents a whole new set of conundrums. Here, Kathryn VanEaton, a Colorado blogger who goes by “The Stoner Mom,” and Margie Skeer, an associate professor of public health and community medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine, offer a few nuggets of wisdom.