Labs for Mass but no weed bank for Cali (August 26th – 2018)

THE WAIT

Massachusetts regulators approve testing labs, moving 1st pot sales closer (AP)

THE FATE

Dimebags vs. Dispensaries: Street Dealers to Multi-Million Dollar Weed Startups (Vice)

THE HATE

Massachusetts Cannabis Commissioner Tells Critics to ‘Chill’ (Reason)

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Adams

Marijuana Cultivator Looking to Operate in Adams (iBerkshires)

Andover

MSP: 115 suspected marijuana plants found during traffic stop (Boston 25 News)

Police: 2 arrested in Andover after 115 marijuana plants found during I-495 traffic stop (Boston.com)

2 charged in Andover after State Police pull over car containing 115 suspected marijuana plants (Boston Globe)

Cape Cod

Bourne should embrace marijuana dispensaries (Cape Cod Times)

Medical marijuana business eyes Falmouth site (Cape Cod Times)

Easthampton

Fitchburg

Marijuana businesses to go before Planning Board (Sentinel & Enterprise)

Georgetown

As legal pot grows, Georgetown officials talk impact of Healthy Pharms (Wicked Local)

Holyoke

Campaign donations from marijuana officials to Holyoke councilors revisited (MassLive)

Lynn

Lynn’s first medical marijuana facility and recreational pot shop set to open this fall (Daily Item)

Newburyport

Marijuana cultivation site slated for Opportunity Way (Eagle-Tribune)

Woburn

Company Wants To Open Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Woburn (Patch)

Worcester

Medical marijuana company hiring 31 for jobs in Springfield, Easthampton(MassLive)

Worcester’s Union Station has 10 competitors for Cannabis Control headquarters (Worcester Telegram)

 

CONNECTICUT

Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76 (Boston Globe)

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park (Boston Herald)

Homeless advocate arrested after Connecticut overdoses (WHDH 7News)

‘It’s not just New Haven’: mass K2 overdose symptom of national crisis(The Guardian)

MAINE

Warned of legal concerns, organizers cancel cannabis food fair in Gray(Press Herald)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire police confiscate pot plants, leave sign behind: ‘Sorry about your luck’ (Boston Globe)

NEW JERSEY

Police uncover pot dealing operation while serving New Jersey warrants(Journal & Courier)

NEW YORK

10 Companies That Could Benefit From New York’s Medical Marijuana Market (Benzinga)

VERMONT

Police Investigating Theft of Legal Pot Plants (NBC10 Boston)

HEADLINE OF THE WEEK

California Lawmakers Kill State-Backed Bank for Pot Money

HEADLINE OF THE WEEK

‘Budtenders,’ edibles chefs among fastest-growing jobs in legal marijuana industry

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Griffin Cannabis Business Executive Expo

  • WHAT: Get answers and insights from 150+ industry experts, including our GGSPro tech services team!
  • WHEN: Tuesday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 29
  • WHERE: DCU Center, Worcester

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: Tuesday, 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: Thursday, August 30
  • WHERE: CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, 20th Floor, Boston

Revolutionary Clinics Stash Bash

  • WHAT: This weeks co-host is MassCan/Norml. The mission of the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann), the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana Laws (NORML) is to educate the Public in the Commonwealth about Cannabis Sativa’s potential as an ecologically sound resource, medicine, and recreational substance, and build a consensus for a more moral and rational public policy regarding all uses of the cannabis plant.
  • WHEN: Thursday, August 30
  • WHERE: Revolutionary Clinics, Somerville

Toasty Tuesdays

  • WHAT: “Expect the unexpected as Cannabis Society takes over District Hall for Toasty Tuesday ³. This is not your typical networking event. You never know who will show up to a Cannabis Society Toasty Tuesday. Our legendary Toasty Tuesday events are coming back in a major way to ensure the Massachusetts cannabis community has a safe and professional place to network. This will be the largest Toasty Tuesday we have ever created with unparalleled networking opportunities, so don’t miss out.”
  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 4
  • WHERE: District Hall, Boston

Peace Treaty

  • WHAT: “A cultural exhibition celebrating Art, Cannabis and Music: 3 pillars that help unify our city and community, and heal our people. We hold this space to show hospitality and welcoming to our guests visiting Worcester for the PowWow mural festival, and share with them what Massachusetts has to offer.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 4
  • WHERE: Summit Lounge, Worcester

Medical Cannabis Information Series: Chicopee

  • WHAT: “Are you, or someone you know, interested in getting a Medical Cannabis Patient Card? 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. This event is hosted by MedWell Health & Wellness Centers with staff from a local Medical Cannabis Dispensary joining to speak and answer questions.”
  • WHEN: Friday, September 14
  • WHERE: Hampton Inn, Chicopee

Boston Freedom Rally

  • WHAT: C’mon, you know what the Freedom Rally is
  • WHEN: Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16
  • WHERE: Boston Common

That Cannabis Show

  • WHAT: “Whether you’re a cannabis expert looking to expand a serious business or a cannabis-friendly citizen curious about this new sector – there’s a place for you at That Cannabis Show.”
  • WHEN: Saturday, September 15
  • WHERE: MassMutual Center, Springfield

The Intersectionality of Cannabis and Equity

  • WHAT:  Connect with aspiring businessowners and like-minded individuals from the Boston area as the Commission works to ensure that those who have been most affected by cannabis prohibition have access to and inclusion in the legal market.
  • WHEN: Friday, September 21
  • WHERE: Dorchester Arts Collective