Dough, Diversity, and Donut Bongs (August 5th – 2018)

THE MED

Substance in cannabis ‘could boost pancreatic cancer treatments’(Guardian)

THE BREAD

Financial Difficulties Are Blocking Diversity in Massachusetts’ Cannabis Industry (Merry Jane)

THE FED

WATCH: U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling Talks Marijuana, Immigration And Attorney General Jeff Sessions (WGBH)

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Avon

Avon company eyes Fitchburg site to sell pot(Sentinel & Enterprise)

Brewster

Weed whackers: Goats clearing brush in Brewster (Wicked Local)

Charlton

Residents to Vote on Banning Recreational Marijuana Businesses in Charlton (NECN)

Holyoke

Holyoke Council committee to continue reviewing 5 marijuana proposals (MassLive)

Recreational marijuana companies close in on approvals in Holyoke (MassLive)

Ipswich

Medical marijuana dispensary set for 31 Turnpike Road (again) (Local Ne.ws)

New med MJ spot sprouts in Ipswich(Wicked Local North of Boston)

Lee

Lee board backs Boston-based firm’s retail pot shop proposal (Berkshire Eagle)

Marlboro

Marijuana dispensary eyes Rte. 20 spot in Marlborough (MetroWest Daily News)

Methuen

Methuen Woman Fired For Smoking Pot Wants Lawmakers To Act (CBS Boston)

State senators pressing case of woman fired for pot use (Eagle-Tribune)

Northampton

No date yet on recreational marijuana sales at NETA in Northampton(GazetteNET)

Salem

State Approves First Retail Marijuana License For Salem (Patch)

Springfield

Marijuana survey results set for discussion at INSA Springfield (MassLive)

Worcester

Good Chemistry marijuana dispensary set to open in Worcester(Worcester Telegram)

Good Chemistry medical marijuana dispensary set to open in Worcester(Worcester Telegram)

Good Chemistry, Worcester’s first medical marijuana dispensary, is opening in the Canal District … (MassLive)

Worcester’s first medical marijuana dispensary a homecoming for Good Chemistry (Worcester Business Journal)

 

NEW JERSEY

Decriminalization in New Jersey, Legalization Efforts in Pennsylvania: Week in Review (Cannabis Business Times)

Former NJ governor just joined up with company that makes edible chocolate marijuana (NJ.com)

NEW YORK

NYC fashion designer opening stylish pot shop (Page Six)

Fashion Designer Enters The Retail Cannabis Industry (Green Rush Daily)

Manhattan won’t prosecute pot smoking, low-level possession (Boston Globe)

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession. In Fact, the DA Says ‘Legalize It’ (The Root)

New York’s Cannabis Jobs Could Rival California’s (Green Market Report)

 

HEADLINE OF THE WEEK

1st year of Nevada marijuana sales smokes expectations

Keep Your Eyes Out for: Mass. Cannabis Marketing and Sales Group

  • WHAT: “Entrepreneurs in the Cannabis Space in MA, US who want to learn how to market their cannabis business to get more sales.”
  • WHEN: Upcoming
  • WHERE: TBA

What Are Cannabinoids?

  • WHAT: “THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC… Come Learn!!”
  • WHEN: August 9
  • WHERE: Revolutionary Clinics, Somerville

Cooking with Cannabis

  • WHAT: Are you interested in learning how to cook with cannabis and discover how this amazing plant can heal and nourish you? Join Alissa Cohen for this fun and informative workshop!
  • WHEN: Aug 15, 6pm
  • WHERE: 222 Community Wellness Center, Gloucester

Calling All Canna-Curious Yogis

  • WHAT: “If you’ve been wondering what legalization means to you and how cannabis – both hemp and marijuana – can support your wellness, this event is for you.”
  • WHEN: Wed, August 15
  • WHERE: North Shore Restorative Yoga, 25 Lexington Ave, Gloucester

Paint and Bake

  • WHAT: “Join us for Paint & Bake, a monthly series of art workshops, held at the first cannabis-friendly social club in Worcester, The Summit Lounge.”
  • WHEN: Wed, August 15, 2018
  • WHERE: The Summit Lounge, 116 Water Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Explore | Future of Medical Cannabis Research

  • WHAT: “Join the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance as we all gather for an event on medical cannabis research that will include hearing from cannabis research license applicants and experts.”
  • WHEN: Tues, August 28
  • WHERE: WeWork, 1 Beacon Street, 15th Floor, Boston

Threshold | Cannabis Innovations & Economic Opportunity

  • WHAT: Threshold will host an event covering all the new innovations and economic opportunities possible as retail adult use sales begin in Massachusetts. Join an all star panel as we embark on a discussion on where the industry is today and where it is going tomorrow.
  • WHEN: Thu, August 30
  • WHERE: CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, 20th Floor, Boston