So many cannabis headlines (July 15th – 2018)


Still Some Weeks To Go Before Retail Cannabis Sales In Mass Begin(WBUR)



Pennsylvania Police Say Man Found Dead Under Cop-Driven Bulldozer Maybe Had a Heart Attack(Splinter)



Can Lebanon Turn Drugs Into Money? (Newsweek)



Pot And Guns Don’t Mix (New England Public Radio)
A summer reading list for cannabis enthusiasts (Wicked Local North of Boston)


CCC Chairman Steve Hoffman’s Interview on Boston Public Radio (WGBH)



Lelling clarifies marijuana policy (Mass Lawyers Weekly)


Keep up on the Massachusetts regulations and Cannabis Control Commission developments on the CCC public documents page, and explore the contours of the law with DigBoston’s KNOW THE REGS series:



Amherst select board greenlights MMJ dispensary (MassLive)


Billerica restricts possible sites (Lowell Sun)


Brockton City Council considers ban, dispensary ponders options elsewhere(Enterprise News)


Where to allocate Brookline cannabis tax revenue? (Wicked Local)


Charlton residents sue selectmen over cultivation approval (Boston 25 News)

Charlton residents sue over weed decision(WBUR)


Easthampton OKs hemp farm/CBD processing center (MassLive)

Growers plan industrial hemp operation inside Easthampton mill (MassLive)

Medical marijuana, hemp companies looking to expand (Western Mass News)


Framingham lab applies for marijuana testing license (MetroWest Daily News)


Cultivating recreational marijuana offers ‘$28 million to $36 million’ vision (MassLive)


Test labs remain hurdle for marijuana industry (Milford Daily News)


What’s Next For Marijuana Shops In Newton, Ban Question Fails (Patch)


As recreational pot sales near, race on to develop public safety tools(Berkshire Eagle)


City-Wide Waiting Game for Weed (Scout Somerville)


Recreational marijuana store proposed in Ware (MassLive)


Wareham weed biz could bring 40-70 jobs (Wicked Local)

West Springfield

No means no: Ban of recreational marijuana in West Springfield cheered and lamented (MassLive)

Ban On Recreational Marijuana Upheld in West Springfield, Mass., As Council Overrides Mayor’s … (Cannabis Business Times

Put another marijuana ballot question to West Springfield voters: Mayor William Reichelt (MassLive)


Whately sets precedent with host agreement for pot (The Recorder)


On shame and weed and everything in between (Worcester Mag)

Cannabis Control Commission scoping out sites for Worcester headquarters (Worcester Telegram)

Worcester’s first license for medical marijuana dispensary goes to Good Chemistry (Worcester Telegram)

Worcester seeks pot shop applicants (Worcester Business Journal)



Connecticut city sees 14 synthetic marijuana overdoses on July Fourth(WHDH 7News)

What To Know About Recreational Marijuana Sales in Massachusetts(Hartford Courant)

Oh no! Mass. marijuana sales stymied by bureaucrats (New Haven Register)


Maines new law lets ppl have up to 8lbs of mm (


Top court to decide on issue of medical pot and workers’ comp (Union Leader)


New York Encourages State FIs to Work with Medical Marijuana Businesses(Banker & Tradesman)

Health Department in favor of legalizing recreational pot (New York Post)

Task Force Recommends Regulating Recreational Cannabis in New York(Freedom Leaf)

NY Weed dispensary designed to target stigma (NBC New York)


Governor Signs Expungement Legislation Into Law (NORML Blog)

MA is Not Very Far Ahead of RI (GoLocal Worcester)



Febreze Doesn’t Stop Cops From Sniffing Out 60 Pounds Of Pot




Meet the Tufts student working for Snoop’s cannabis venture capital firm

Massachusetts pot shops eye security with cash and marijuana on the line



CAB: Public Safety and Community Mitigation Subcommittee

  • WHAT: The Cannabis Advisory Board: Public Safety and Community Mitigation Subcommittee will continue it’s meetings on July 18th. They will discuss the updated status of the implementation of the law.
  • WHEN: July 18, 10am
  • WHERE: 104 Central Street, Auburn, MA

Revolutionary Clinics Education Nights

  • WHAT: Introducing Revolutionary Clinics Education Nights! Every Thursday from 5-7pm we are hosting classes, workshops, and growing our community at 67 Broadway, Somerville. Make sure to RSVP via this link to get a seat.
  • WHEN: July 19, 5pm
  • WHERE: Revolutionary Clinic, 67 Broadway, Somerville, MA

Cannabis and ADHD

  • WHAT: Learn the Tops & Tricks on Strains that have worked well with ADHD!
  • WHEN: July 19
  • WHERE: Revolutionary Clinics, Somerville

Intro to All Things Cannabis!

  • WHAT: “Join HGA for this exploration into All-Things Cannabis for arming You, the consumer-patient, with information for dispelling the myths & breaking the stigma about responsible adult-use marijuana. This 3-hour informative seminar is designed for those new to or returning to cannabis use (both patients & recreational consumers) and those seeking a foundation of knowledge for further Advocacy and/or Industry work.”
  • WHEN: July 21
  • WHERE:Home Grown Academy, 145 S Main St, South Carver, MA

RB Cannapendence Day BYOC

  • WHAT: “RB “Cannapendence Day” BYOC will feature local vendors and home growers, special guest appearances, free samples at the RB Dab Bar – Sponsor To Be Determined, Reliable Bud sponsored smoke sessions, vendor giveaways, delicious food trucks [Travelin Bones , Five Loaves Mobile, Minuteman Kettle Corn], live music, games, and much more.
  • WHEN: July 21, 1pm
  • WHERE: Spencer

Sex and Cannabis with your Favorite Dab Mom

  • WHAT: Learn how cannabis can enhance your sex life at this free mini-workshop. Local cannabis educator, Your Favorite Dab Mom will discuss all the fun uses, health benefits, and safety tips for combining sex and cannabis and answer all your questions.
  • WHEN: July 23
  • WHERE: Good Vibrations, Brookline

Cannabis Community-Led Research Symposium: Final Series Event

  • WHAT: Expert panel discussions and a plenary session with key industry leaders and policy makers. Networking with policy makers, academics, healthcare providers, and cannabis industry leaders. Interactive education stations provide opportunities to learn about cannabis science, research, and policy.
  • WHEN: July 25
  • WHERE: Room B-2 at the Massachusetts Statehouse

Wellness | Medical Cannabis & Healthcare

  • WHAT: “Want to know what it will take to get medical cannabis into traditional healthcare settings? Join the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance as we host an event on medical cannabis and healthcare including what we need to do in order to advocate for cannabis as medicine to be covered by insurance.”
  • WHEN: Jul 26, 6pm
  • WHERE: Bull Mansion, Worcester

CannaCon Boston 2018

  • WHAT: “Enjoy a 2-day long interactive gathering of like-minded cannabis professionals and peers. Benefit from this immersive experience learning from leading problem-solving professionals, speaking on the wide range of topics on the latest developments in the industry. Place your hands on the latest cannabis technology and consumer products and learn about the trends influencing 2018 and beyond.”
  • WHEN: Jul 27 – Jul 28
  • WHERE: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

Medical Cannabis Information Series: Worcester

  • WHAT: “You are invited to participate in the Medical Cannabis: Access and Choice Informational Session to discuss the benefits and how to become a Medical Cannabis patient in the Medical Use of Marijuana Program in Massachusetts, and ways you can find relief.”
  • WHEN: July 30, 6pm
  • WHERE: Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St. Worcester, MA

Medical Cannabis Information Series: Worcester

  • WHAT: “You are invited to participate in the Medical Cannabis: Access and Choice Informational Session to discuss the benefits and how to become a Medical Cannabis patient in the Medical Use of Marijuana Program in Massachusetts, and ways you can find relief.”
  • WHEN: July 30, 6pm
  • WHERE: Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St. Worcester, MA

Ellementa Boston (Melrose): Cannabis & CBD Edibles & Tinctures

  • WHAT: “Discover cannabis and CBD edibles and tinctures for nourishment and women’s wellness. Learn herbal recipes to gain the benefits of these infusions.”
  • WHEN: July 31, 7pm
  • WHERE: Bissex Residence 40 Glen Street, Melrose

Demystifying Cannabis

  • WHAT: “This event offers an exclusive networking opportunity to Economic Empowerment Applicants & Investors in Massachusetts Cannabis industry. This new-to-being-legal market needs some demystifying in several areas. Capital is hard to come by because few banking institutions & investors are willing to work with canna-businesses. Attorneys & Realtors can provide answers to questions like, how does zoning work? How do town policies reflect state regulations & are they different?”
  • WHEN: Aug 4, 3pm
  • WHERE: G-Tek Labs, Boston

Singles Canna Mixer

  • WHAT: Join us August 4th for a Singles Canna Mixer! Come meet like minded people as we play a variety of mixer games and ice breakers. Refreshments and food will be provided. This is a 21+ event and as always BYOC!
  • WHEN: Aug 4, 7pm
  • WHERE: Summit Lounge, 116 Water St., Worcester

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