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Advocates to MA Lawmakers: Don’t Amend Cannabis Law Just Yet

Backers of legal cannabis urged Massachusetts legislators to hold off, at least for now, on making any changes to a law voters approved in November.

Group Urges MA Lawmakers to Hold off on Cannabis Law Changes

The group behind a ballot initiative that legalized recreational cannabis in Massachusetts is now urging state legislators to keep the new law intact.

MA Speaker: Use Cannabis Taxes to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

A Democratic lawmaker who opposed legalization now wants to use tax revenue from legal cannabis sales to help fund the state's opioid crisis.

Strolling Boston At Midnight, At Legalization’s First Hour

Massachusetts officially ushered in adult-use cannabis legalization at 12:01am this morning. Leafly's Jay Lassiter was there. Few others joined him. It was very cold.

Hail Mary: Boston Archdiocese Gives $850,000 Against Legalization

In a last-ditch effort, the Boston Archdiocese donated $850,000 to the effort to defeat a state ballot measure to legalize cannabis.

Boston Globe Endorses Adult-Use Legalization

"Just say 'yes'": The Northeast's paper of record surprises many by backing Question 4.

Massachusetts Miracle? A Wicked-Close Race Breaks Wide Open

Question 4, the measure to legalize and regulate the adult use of cannabis, has jumped out to a 15-point lead in the latest poll. What happened?

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.

Massachusetts Legalization Measure is a Go

Supporters of a proposal that could make Massachusetts the fifth U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana expressed confidence they would easily meet a Wednesday deadline for voter signatures and qualify for the November state ballot.

Massachusetts District Attorneys Launch Hail Mary to Stop Legalization. Will It Work?

“Nature’s pot should only have a maximum of 2.5 percent tetrahydrocannabinol," said the attorney leading the charge.

How Billboards Became the Cannabis Industry’s Ad Darling

In this case it’s not the message, it’s the medium.

The Shake: The Shire’s Pipe Weed Shortage, a Safer St. Paddy’s, and Whitewashing the Green Rush

An effort's underway to expand New York's medical program, Oregon officials answer industry questions, and more evidence that legalization doesn't encourage teen use.

The Shake: Rihanna Rents the Entire Floor, Cannabis Outsells Girl Scout Cookies

Infographics! Baked goods! Top-shelf political humor! The Shake today is chock full of good stuff.