Massachusetts Marijuana – Now What?

Massachusetts marijuana Mass­a­chu­setts voters on Nov. 8 over­whelm­ingly approved the legal­iza­tion of recre­ational mar­i­juana. The new law will take effect Dec. 15, but there are still some ques­tions con­cerning reg­u­la­tion, pos­ses­sion, and distribution for Massachusetts marijuana. We asked asso­ciate pro­fessor Leo Beletsky, a drug policy expert who holds joint appoint­ments in the School of Law […]

When Medical Marijuana Is the Doctor’s Orders, Will Insurers Pay?

medical marijuana Early this year, a disabled former automobile body worker named Greg Vialpando explained to lawmakers in New Mexico how medical marijuana helped his chronic back pain. State legislators were considering a bill backed by workers’ compensation insurers that would have exempted them from paying for medical marijuana. But Mr. Vialpando and another patient […]

Test for marijuana impairment? A UMass prof has an app for that

marijuana impairment Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana earlier this month, despite the fact that there’s still no easy way for law enforcement to test someone behind the wheel for marijuana-induced impairment. A field sobriety test is used when a motorist is suspected of reckless driving, and a breathalyzer is used to gauge the level of […]

Massachusetts Marijuana gold rush? Walmart of Weed? Not so fast

Massachusetts Marijuana “Big Pot” is not coming to Massachusetts. Though voters approved Massachusetts marijuana last week, don’t expect a land rush to Massachusetts by out-of-state corporate profiteers who can quickly throw up a weed store on every corner. Instead, cannabis companies anticipate the retail market for legal Massachusetts marijuana here will be slow to develop and […]