Marijuana Is “Only Slightly Less Awful” Than Heroin – Massachusetts Marijuana

Massachusetts Marijuana Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General, had some typically harsh words about Massachusetts marijuana today, at a time when legal pot supporters are on high alert over how the new government will treat the drug. In prepared remarks for a speech to law enforcement in Richmond today, Jeff Sessions outlined his stance on Massachusetts marijuana use, […]

Great expectations for Massachusetts’ marijuana industry

Massachusetts’ marijuana As Massachusetts’ marijuana market is poised to move from street corners to store fronts, investors are starting to see green — and it’s not just the plants. The Bay State will be the first on the East Coast to tap into the legal weed market and industry experts predict big payoffs. By 2020, […]

Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts

Massachusetts marijuana It was 1911. The New England Watch and Ward Society (née the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice) was battling against drugs and other “special evils.” And in April of that year, the group’s leaders successfully petitioned the Massachusetts Legislature to outlaw possession of several “hypnotic drugs,” including cannabis. One hundred […]

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 […]

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 […]