Policy

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Baker’s ICE Cooperation Bill Isn’t Sitting Well

Seizing the opportunity to link the governor to Trump, opponents of Charlie Baker’s ICE cooperation bill are condemning the idea. Baker says his is a sensible […]

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Charlie Baker Has Signed the Marijuana Law Reform

After months of debate, lawmakers’ update to the marijuana law passed by voters in November is finally done. Gov. Charlie Baker signature made it final Friday […]

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The Compromise Marijuana Bill Is Finally Done

It’s finally here. After lawmakers blew right past a self-imposed deadline of June 30 to finish its rewrite of the state’s marijuana law, a compromise […]

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Local Protesters Are Making Noise, Getting Arrested in D.C. Over the Health Bill

Congress is back in session, and a Republican healthcare repeal bill is once again in the pipeline. It’s austere, it’s sweeping, and it would cut […]

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The Pot Law Is About to Change. But How Much?

Seven months after voters passed a law legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts, lawmakers have now submitted the changes they would like to make to the law. So how […]

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Not So Fast: The Pot Law Overhaul Just Stalled

From the moment the bill that would rewrite Massachusetts’ new marijuana law—which would jack up taxes on the drug and give town boards broad authority to […]

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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 […]