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Massachusetts to Begin Taking Applications for Cannabis Businesses

Priority certification is being offered to applicants who hope to open cannabis businesses in communities disproportionately impacted by the drug war.

States Mull ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Cannabis Businesses

Some states are considering so-called sanctuary status for licensed cannabis businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy.

Massachusetts Delays Action on Cannabis Cafés, Home Delivery

In the face of opposition from the governor, the state Cannabis Control Commission voted Monday to postpone licensing home deliveries and the cafes until the fall.

Massachusetts Regulators Face Questions on Cannabis Cafés

Social consumption has been a matter of discussion in nearly every legal state, but the Massachusetts proposal would go further than what others have allowed.

Massachusetts Governor Pushes Back on Cannabis Cafés

Gov. Charlie Baker, who opposed cannabis legalization in the state, said that "people should crawl before they walk and walk before they run."

6 Ways to Beat a Local Cannabis Ban

Frustrated that your state is legal but your county isn't? Here are some ways to end prohibition in your local area.

Cannabis ‘Gifting’ Economy Springs up in Massachusetts

Retail cannabis stores are months away, but some companies have been quietly operating for more than a year, delivering marijuana via a legal loophole.

Top US Prosecutor in Massachusetts Says Focus Is on Opioids, Not Marijuana

"2,100 people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses, so that is where my resources are going right now."

Here’s Where US Attorneys Stand on Cannabis Enforcement

We’re tracking how US attorneys in legal states have responded to the removal of the Cole memo—and how likely they are to take action.

Massachusetts Regulators: ‘Nothing Has Changed’ After Shift in Fed Policy

The Massachusetts' Cannabis Control Commission will continue to fulfill voters' will by implementing the state law that allows for the adult use of cannabis.

Officials Force Massachusetts Group to Reveal Ballot Question Donors

Officials have required a group that funneled large donations to 2016 ballot questions, including opposing legal cannabis, to disclose the identity of its donors.

Massachusetts Panel OKs Draft Cannabis Regulations

Marijuana regulators have signed off on a wide-ranging set of rules for the recreational cannabis industry in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Regulators Busy Rolling out the Rules for Legal Cannabis

From "cannabis cafes" to "craft cooperatives," regulators have been laying out a vision for what a potential multibillion dollar marijuana industry might look like.

Massachusetts Taking First Steps to Allow Cannabis Clubs

The Cannabis Control Commission unanimously approved a policy to allow the establishments, where patrons could to purchase and consume cannabis on site.

Massachusetts Towns Reject Cannabis Bans, Bucking Early Trend

A growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to cannabis businesses, bucking an early wave of bans and moratoriums.

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