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Welcome to Ganjachusetts

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

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Banks and Marijuana Business

Ready to hit your local pot shop should it open next year? Bring cash. Unless something changes, credit card transactions won’t be possible in the […]

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The Pros and Cons of Legalized Marijuana

Potential Winners Medical Marijuana Companies Existing medical cannabis businesses get a one-year head start on obtaining recreational store licenses—which means they’re positioned to make a […]

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Where to Find Marijuana Edibles Around Boston

Gourmet baked goods, homemade candies, butter—if the edibles at the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries are any indication, health-conscious tokers won’t need to ruin their lungs […]

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Marijuana and the Power of NIMBYs

Local Elections The new legalization law says cities and towns can’t limit the number of marijuana businesses to fewer than 20 percent of local liquor […]

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Pot Etiquette: Mind Your Marijuana Manners

Yes, it’s okay to toke up with your (grown) kids. As long as your kids are legal (that’s 21, FYI) and don’t have a history […]

Wellness

Joe Kennedy Calls Trumpcare a “Historic Attack on Mental Healthcare”

The latest version of the Republicans’ replacement to the Affordable Care Act, scheduled for a House vote Thursday, presents a “historic attack on mental healthcare,” […]

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How Donald Trump Has Inspired the Rise of a New Millennial

Donald Trump has jolted Boston’s Selfie Generation into newfound political activism—but can it possibly last?

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Massachusetts Is Scrapping its Rattlesnake Island Plan

Last year, our very own Chris Sweeney meticulously explained why concerns over the state’s plan to save the endangered timber rattlesnake by introducing it to a remote island […]

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Massachusetts’ Environment Is Under Much Greater Threat Than You Think

There’s no way around it, says Ken Kimmell, former head of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). The Trump administration’s planned cuts to the Environmental […]

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Marty Walsh Calls Jeff Sessions’s Sanctuary Cities Threat “Irresponsible and Destructive”

Mayor Marty Walsh issued a strong rebuke to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s threat to strip the nation’s so-called “sanctuary cities” of federal funding. “The safety and […]

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HUD Cuts Will Kill Two Boston Homeless Recovery Programs

Two transitional programs aimed at helping Boston’s homeless addicts recover while finding housing will shutter, thanks to cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […]

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Push to Ditch Daylight Savings in Massachusetts Gains Momentum

Has Daylight Savings Time got you feeling sluggish? Relief could soon be on the way. Last year, Gov. Charlie Baker formed a task force aimed […]

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Massachusetts Could Become the Only State Whose Governor’s Records Aren’t Open

Massachusetts leads the nation in all manner of things, from the best universities to the most cutting-edge hospitals. But there’s one area where the Bay […]

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City Council Passes Resolution Affirming “Sanctuary” Status for Boston Public Schools

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution affirming so-called “sanctuary” status for Boston Public Schools, amidst the Trump administrations’s crackdown on undocumented […]