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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Coming to Downtown Crossing in Early 2016

Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously voted Tuesday to award Patriot Care a conditional use permit to operate at 21 Milk Street in Downtown Crossing, […]

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While Tone on Drug War Softens, Top Massachusetts Politicians Still Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Three of the most powerful politicians in Massachusetts who strongly oppose the legalization of marijuana have managed to somehow be part of the nation’s collective softening […]

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Which Massachusetts Politicians Have Smoked Weed?

In 1990, the Boston Herald published a collection of admissions from Massachusetts politicians who had dabbled in recreational marijuana, titled “Pols Who Have Gone to Pot.” The […]

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Who’s to Blame for the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis’ Stalled MBTA Ad Campaign?

Last month, Boston Magazine reported that advertisements for the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis (NIC) would soon appear on Orange and Red Line trains, as well as […]

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First-Ever Cannabis Ads to Hit MBTA This Week

The Orange and Red Lines will soon get a little green. The MBTA’s first-ever cannabis ads are set to debut on trolleys and commuter rail […]

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Women in the Weed Business

The rise of women entrepreneurs in the legal and medical marijuana business is growing across the country, and Boston area business leaders looking to combine […]

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‘Freedom Rally’ Attendees Face New Smoking Ban Fines at This Year’s Festival

Organizers of the Freedom Rally, a marijuana-centric gathering on the Boston Common, are gearing up to celebrate their 25th consecutive year of bringing together thousands […]


Now We’re Cooking with Grass

Top-name Boston chefs are experimenting with marijuana as a key ingredient. As Massachusetts grapples with legalization, Jolyon Helterman embarks on a chase through a secretive, drug-fueled dining subculture.

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State Police Seize 1,100 Pounds of Marijuana

State Police seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a Worcester man’s apartment, which was being used as a “stash location” for the drugs, […]

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What Colorado’s First Marijuana Tax Numbers Mean for Us

Massachusetts is one of a handful of states that may consider legalizing recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot, so policymakers are looking to the experiments in Colorado […]

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Weeding Through the Rules for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The eligible candidates initially approved for state-regulated medical marijuana dispensary licenses will have to face additional hurdles and rules set by Boston officials before they […]


German Researchers Claim Death by Marijuana

Thousands of studies come out every year. Some are published in respected medical journals, and others, not so much. In the end, we have to […]

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William Delahunt’s Big, Bad Marijuana Flip-Flop

The recipients of the first medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Massachusetts were announced last week by the Department of Public Health, but even before the […]

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Honoring the ‘King of Pot’

Up on a grassy knoll not far from Beacon Hill, pot proponents are known to gather together and share insight about the benefits of marijuana […]

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Massachusetts Approves First 20 Medical Marijuana Licenses to ‘Highest’-Quality Applicants

After months of meticulously combing through nearly 200 requests for permits, the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program granted provisional licenses to 20 businesses looking […]