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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.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Resume Talks on Cannabis Compromise Bill

House and Senate negotiators struck a cautious tone Monday as they resumed negotiations over legislation that would overhaul the state’s voter-approved law.

The Haymaker: That’s the Smell of Jobs and Freedom, Boston

Who let the skunks out? Suddenly the scent of cannabis is all over the city. Here's how to handle it, Beantown.

Massachusetts Speaker: Suspend Cannabis Negotiations Until Budget Plan Is Approved

Speaker Robert DeLeo is asking House members working to negotiate a compromise to suspend talks until a final state budget is sent to the governor's desk.

Talks Stall as Deadline Looms for Massachusetts Cannabis Bill

Talks between the House and Senate over a compromise marijuana law appeared stalled Friday, even as lawmakers faced a self-imposed deadline for delivering a bill to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk.

Massachusetts Update: Sorting out the Cannabis Conundrum

After a week of sharp divisions over the future of the state's adult-use cannabis law, it's now up to a committee of six lawmakers to sort everything out.

Massachusetts Senate Passes Cannabis Bill Calling for Revisions to Law

The Senate passed a bill Thursday calling for revisions to the voter-approved adult-use cannabis law, setting the stage for negotiations with the House.

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.

Massachusetts Whiplash: Cannabis Tax Pulled Back to 12%

The debate over Massachusetts' recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on cannabis.

Massachusetts Bill Would Double Cannabis Tax, Globe Reports

House leaders in Massachusetts are expected to unveil a bill Wednesday that will double the existing tax rate on adult-use cannabis.

Massachusetts Tobacco Wholesalers Want a Piece of the Cannabis Pie

The tobacco industry in Massachusetts is trying to get a piece of what’s expected to be a lucrative state cannabis market.

State of the Leaf: Sacramento Sees 500% Drop in Cannabis Arrests

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

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