Recreational marijuana sales begin in Massachusetts, first on the East Coast
Dan Adams, Michael Levenson and Felicia Gans
Daquaan Hamilton wasnt about to let a little sleet stop him from making history.
On Tuesday morning, the 22-year-old UMass Amherst student and hundreds of other people from around New England rose hours before dawn, bundled up in warm clothing and rain jackets, and made a pilgrimage to this progressive enclave for one reason: to be among the first to legally purchase recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.
The legalization of marijuana is a huge step forward for all of us, and I wanted to be a part of that, said Hamilton.
He waited outside the ....
Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Begin; Rep. Joe Kennedy Supports Legalization
Citizens of the Bay State have much to be thankful for this week.
On November 20th, just two days before Thanksgiving, adults over the age of 21 were able to legally purchase marijuana in the state of Massachusetts for the first time in over a century.
Massachusetts was the first state to enact marijuana prohibition doing so on April 29th, 1911. Voters decided in favor of repealing the ban in November 2016.
This signal to open retail marijuana establishments marks a major milestone for voters who approved legal, adult-use cannabis in our state, Commission Chairman Steve....
Rampant overproduction in Oregons market for legal, recreational marijuana has produced a 50 percent decline in prices, according to state economists. That widely documented collapse has been hard on farmers and retailers but a boon for consumers.
A new state analysis finds the price collapse sparked a big uptick in marijuana purchases and a corresponding increase in associated tax revenue.
Lower prices are helping to drive the volume of sales higher and induce black and medical market conversions into the legal, recreational market, according to Josh Lehner of the Oreg....
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The first legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts will take place on Tuesday, November 20
Two marijuana retail outlets were given the green light today to begin selling recreational marijuana next week. New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate Holdings in Leicester will become the first outlets to sale marijuana as part of the states legalization initiative passed by voters in 2016.
Both stores, which were given the go-ahead to open in three days by the Cannabis Control Commission, say they will open their door to recreational marijuana customers the morning of November 20. New England Treatment Access plans to open at 8 a.m., while Cultivate H....
Congress: New House Rules Chairman Pledges To Allow Floor Votes On Marijuana-Related Amendments
Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019.
Unlike my predecessor, Im not going to block amendments for marijuana, he said. Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and we need to respect that. Federal laws and statutes are way behind.
Representative McGovern replaces outgoing Rules Chair Pete Sessions R-TX, who lost his re-election bid to Democrat Colin Allred. Representative Sessions use....
After long wait, 1st legal marijuana shops on East Coast to open
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 photo a humidity indicator rests in a bowl of a strain of cannabis called ``Walker Kush`` at New England Treatment Access medical cannabis dispensary, in Northampton, Mass. The Walker Kush strain of cannabis is intended for legal recreational consumption once cannabis products can be sold legally in the state. Within days perhaps, the medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton expects to receive the final go-ahead to throw its doors open to anyone 21 or older who wants to purchase cannabis products ranging from flower to edibles, creams and even suppositories
With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nations first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado.
An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton nestled in Massachusetts scenic Pioneer Valley plans to open its doors within days to anyone 21 or older looking for products ranging from pre-rolled joints to cannabis-infused edibles, creams, lotions and cooking oils. A second store in the small town of Leicester could also open at or around the same time, while dozens of other retail applica....
Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories last night. Here are the highlights.
STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES
Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions including tens of thousands of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Passage of the amendment is anticipated to reinstate voting rights to some 1.4 million Floridians.
Michigan: Voters by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent approved Proposal 1, legaliz....
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