Recreational Marijuana

Jules Perry/Flickr Commercial Commons/Modifications Made Some lifeguard agencies worry that maintaining a drug-free workforce will become more difficult as marijuana goes mainstream. The recent election cycle saw four more states vote to legalize recreational pot. California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts now join Colorado, Alaska, Washington State, Oregon, plus Washington, D.C., where it’s perfectly okay for […]

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BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts voters passed a ballot question in November to legalize the use of recreational marijuana by December 15. Governor’s Councilor Michael Albano told 22News that implementing the law could be delayed until 2018. “It should’ve been done in my view. There was a date on it. It was set by the Supreme Judicial Court. […]

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YES David L. Gagne West Bridgewater town administrator Handout David L. Gagne. In light of the adoption of the Nov. 8 ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, West Bridgewater residents will vote on placing a temporary moratorium on dispensaries and sellers of recreational marijuana at its special Town Meeting on Dec. 14. This moratorium […]

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(Darrin Harris Frisby/Drug Policy Alliance) TJ Baker | December 5, 2016 Baby Boomers are quickly becoming the largest generation to admit to marijuana use after age 50, according to a new study released by New York University. There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations,” researchers write.  “However, the Baby Boomer generation […]

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SALISBURY — As local officials address three requests to site medical marijuana dispensaries in town, questions are surfacing on how the recent legalization of marijuana for recreational use will impact the situation.   In late October, Salisbury selectmen met with representatives from Nature’s Remedy, Old Planters of Cape Ann and Holistic Health Group, Inc., all […]

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Nick Kotsopoulos Telegram Gazette Staff @NCKotsopoulos WORCESTER – With the state legalization of recreational marijuana scheduled to take effect Dec. 15, the City Council wants to know what options it has to manage the distribution, sale and siting of recreational marijuana facilities in the city. The council Tuesday night unanimously requested the city administration to research that information after […]

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Recreational marijuana legalization was up for a vote in five states during the 2016 Election. Four out of five of those states passed the legalization propositions, Arizona being the only state to reject the adult use initiative. California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all agreed that the time for prohibition has passed, voting yes for the […]

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On Election Day, eight states voted to legalize recreational or medical marijuana, bringing the nationwide total of medical states to 29. In Florida, medical marijuana won nearly 2 million more votes than Donald Trump. Added up, 65 million people now live in states that authorize adult recreational use; more than half of all Americans have […]

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