Recreational Marijuana

Emma R. Murphy emurphy@wickedlocal.com @MurphReports Following the legalization of commercial marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts, the Needham Board of Health is developing regulations for commercial marijuana dispensaries. Town regulations for commercial dispensaries could be similar to the medical dispensary regulations, which the board passed in February. “The idea is that we would try to mirror to […]

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A marijuana harvester examines a bud that is going through a trimming machine in a rural area near Corvallis, Ore., Sept. 30, 2016. Andrew Selsky/AP The recent election saw California and three other states join Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Four more states voted for medical…read more at http://www.opb.org/news/article/marijuana-oregon-washington-california-donald-trump-attorney-general-sessions/

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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. We asked asso­ciate pro­fessor Leo Beletsky, a drug policy expert who holds joint appoint­ments in the School of Law and Bouvé Col­lege of Health […]

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Legal cannabis has been a national headline since the November 8 election. The number of states with legal recreational weed doubled, going from 4 to 8. This raises a natural question: where will marijuana be legal next? When it comes to legalization, some states have more momentum going than others. Thus, it’s possible to make […]

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U.S. marijuana legalization is spreading like a weed. The question is — which states will be next to legalize marijuana? Keep reading to get the scoop on the most likely U.S. states to step into the cannabis industry. Where is #cannabis legal? Map of US #marijuana laws https://t.co/CDDW3HL857 #LegalCannabis #MedicalMarijuana #Weed pic.twitter.com/fVIYFIysJ0 — Jim Ward […]

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President-elect Donald Trump was far from the most pro marijuana candidate running for President this past year, and now that he’s won the White House, cannabis advocates are worrying that his appointment of anti-marijuana supporter Jeff Sessions to Attorney General could derail recent advances. Is Sessions going to put a kibosh on marijuana’s momentum? Continue […]

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You will find more statistics at Statista. Continue Reading Below Marijuana has been nearly unstoppable this year. Heading into Election Day, residents in nine states were set to vote on marijuana initiatives or amendments within their states. Five states had been looking to legalize recreational marijuana, whereas residents in four states were voting on medical […]

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The Best Legal Cannabis Laws in the Land It wasn’t a landslide victory by any measure. But on election day, November 8, 2016, just over 53 percent of voters in Massachusetts said “Yes” to Question 4. And that “Yes” was a vote approve the legalization recreational cannabis for adults 21 and over. But when does marijuana […]

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A cannabis buyer reads an informational leaflet given to customers by a Native Roots dispensary store worker during his purchase. Because marijuana laws vary from state-to-state — and because so many buyers in Colorado are tourists — stores heavily emphasize education.(Photo: Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY) DENVER – Move over Black Friday, because there’s a new way […]

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AUGUSTA — City officials plan to consider a temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses to give themselves time to plan for the potential effects of a recently approved statewide ballot question. While the new state law does give municipalities the right to restrict or even permanently ban retail marijuana businesses within their borders, that isn’t […]

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On November 8, Californians passed Proposition 64, legalizing the nonmedical (recreational) use of marijuana for adults 21 years or older in California. Under California law, approved ballot measures take effect after the election unless otherwise specified. Accordingly, people over the age of 21 in California are now allowed to “possess, process, transport, purchase, obtain, or […]

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