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Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy is a Boston-based journalist and editor covering everything from food to politics to pop culture. His work has appeared in VICE, the Boston Globe, Esquire, the Daily Beast, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, and more. He was previously the editor-in-chief for Boston's last surviving alternative weekly newspaper, DigBoston. He lectures at the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis and is currently working on his first book for Union Park Press.

Most popular articles

Is This the Medical Marijuana Vaporizer of Tomorrow?

An Israeli start-up is on track to change the medical cannabis game with world’s first metered-dose inhaler.

Dan McCarthy - August 26, 2016

Who Is ‘Potsquatch’?

Let the man behind the shaggy creation pour you a cup of CBD-infused coffee and explain why he lumbers into live news reports.

Dan McCarthy - April 3, 2017

Massachusetts House Passes Controversial Cannabis Bill, Setting up Showdown

Amid skepticism from advocates, lawmakers are racing to beat a deadline so retail operations can open in time for a proposed July 2018 launch date.

Dan McCarthy - June 22, 2017

Statewide Delivery to Launch in Massachusetts

A Brockton-based dispensary will become the first in Massachusetts to provide same-day home delivery to card-carrying patients across the state.

Dan McCarthy - March 30, 2017

Cannabis Ambassador Rick Steves Lands in Massachusetts to Support Question 4

Every few years, PBS travel host Rick Steves embarks on what he calls a “barnstorming tour" for legalization. This week he's in Massachusetts to help boost Question 4.

Dan McCarthy - October 13, 2016

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Boston Freedom Rally Draws Thousands to Celebrate Legalization

Longtime advocates, veterans activists, patients, allies, even Potsquatch and a mayoral candidate came out to enjoy a new era.

Dan McCarthy - September 17, 2017

Massachusetts House Passes Controversial Cannabis Bill, Setting up Showdown

Amid skepticism from advocates, lawmakers are racing to beat a deadline so retail operations can open in time for a proposed July 2018 launch date.

Dan McCarthy - June 22, 2017

Who Is ‘Potsquatch’?

Let the man behind the shaggy creation pour you a cup of CBD-infused coffee and explain why he lumbers into live news reports.

Dan McCarthy - April 3, 2017

Statewide Delivery to Launch in Massachusetts

A Brockton-based dispensary will become the first in Massachusetts to provide same-day home delivery to card-carrying patients across the state.

Dan McCarthy - March 30, 2017

Peter Tosh is Getting His Own Museum and Cannabis Brand

As fans celebrate what would've been the reggae icon's 72nd birthday, a museum, nonprofit foundation, and product line will help his legacy live on.

Dan McCarthy - October 18, 2016

Cannabis Ambassador Rick Steves Lands in Massachusetts to Support Question 4

Every few years, PBS travel host Rick Steves embarks on what he calls a “barnstorming tour" for legalization. This week he's in Massachusetts to help boost Question 4.

Dan McCarthy - October 13, 2016

Is This the Medical Marijuana Vaporizer of Tomorrow?

An Israeli start-up is on track to change the medical cannabis game with world’s first metered-dose inhaler.

Dan McCarthy - August 26, 2016