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Massachusetts Court: Roadside Drunk Driving Tests Not Valid for Cannabis

Massachusetts' highest court ruled Tuesday that field sobriety tests typically used in drunken-driving cases cannot be treated as conclusive evidence that a motorist was operating under the influence of marijuana.

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.

Massachusetts Cannabis Regulators Meet Publicly for 1st Time

The newly appointed board that will regulate marijuana in Massachusetts met publicly for the first time Tuesday, more than 10 months after voters voted to legalize recreational cannabis.

Massachusetts’ Top Cannabis Regulator Says He’s Committed to Timely Rollout

The state's top marijuana regulator pledged to implement Massachusetts' recreational cannabis law and do his best to meet an ambitious timetable for licensing and opening retail stores.

Massachusetts Names Legalization Advocate Shaleen Title to Commission

She's one of three named to fill out the five-person panel that will oversee the state's adult-use industry.

Former Bain Executive to Lead Massachusetts Cannabis Regulatory Agency

Steven Hoffman is a former partner at Bain and Co., where he headed the firm's Boston office. By law, officials must appoint three more people by Friday.

Senator Named to Massachusetts Regulatory Post Opposed Legal Cannabis

Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, who opposed last year's cannabis legalization initiative, is the first appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission.

Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

One continuing hurdle for law enforcement is the lack of a reliable scientific test, similar to a breath test for alcohol, to measure THC impairment.

Massachusetts Officials Seeking Candidates for Cannabis Board

The race is on to assemble the five-member board that will oversee recreational and medical marijuana in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Governor Names Five to Cannabis Advisory Board

Gov. Charlie Baker has picked five people to serve on a Cannabis Advisory Board that will help guide regulators enforce cannabis laws.

A Brief Guide to Massachusetts’ New Cannabis Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a sweeping cannabis bill into law, marking a milestone in a battle that began when voters approved adult-use legalization in November.

How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law

Legislators nearly killed the best parts of the state's legalization law. Then local activists stepped to help create a gold-standard set of regulations.

Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge

A top Senate Republican and some outside lawyers worry a key provision in the measure could be unconstitutional.

You Can’t Fire Cannabis Patients Just for Using Cannabis, Massachusetts High Court Rules

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that employees can’t be fired simply for using medical cannabis.

Massachusetts Cannabis Law Overhaul Calls for Up to 20% Sales Tax

Lawmakers also compromised on the dispute over local control of cannabis shops.

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