So close to retail cannabis that you can smell it (June 3 – 2018)

THE RUSH

New Numbers Reveal the Marijuana Industry Boom Has Only Just Begun(Entrepeneur)

THE LICENSES

Marijuana licenses expected in early June(State House News Service)

THE TOWNS

Marijuana REIT to invest $18.5M in Mass cultivation facility (MJ Biz Daily)

 

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Cannabis licenses just around corner (Sentinel & Enterprise)

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EQUITY PROVISIONS

OPERATING VEHICLES WHILE STONED

CULTIVATION OPPORTUNITIES

INTERSTATE MEDICAL RIGHTS

HANDY CHECKLISTS AND REQUIREMENTS

GETTING YOUR CANNABIS EDUCATION

 

Brookline

Town Meeting members dig into Gateway East and marijuana … (Wicked Local)

Charlton

Sale of Orchard for Marijuana Farm On Hold Amid Public Outcry (NECN)

Weed greenhouse in Charlton size of 17 football fields 300 jobs (MassLive)

Holyoke

On-site marijuana consumption seen as Holyoke’s next step in reaping revenue and jobs from the … (MassLive)

Marijuana’s potential for pain relief and economic booster discussed by Holyoke panel (MassLive.com)

Cannabis slowly but surely playing role’ in pain treatment, says panelist in Holyoke forum (photos) (MassLive)

Kingston

Regulating Kingston marijuana sales (Wicked Local)

Lanesborough

Second Marijuana Company Considering Lanesborough (iBerkshires)

Lowell

Lowell approves new fines for smoking pot in public (Boston 25 News)

Council adopts fines for pot smoking in public places (Lowell Sun)

Norwell

Medical marijuana a ‘go’ in Norwell (Patriot Ledger)

Salem

Salem officials question pot commissioner (Salem News)

Whately

Marijuana might be grown on Whately farm (MassLive)

Rochester

Cannabis Moratorium Extended, $500k Pumper Approved (Wanderer)

 

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Democrats Announce Support for Marijuana Legalization (Civilized)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH Primary Source: State Democrats debate calling for marijuana … (WMUR Manchester)

New Hampshire Dems Reject Adding Cannabis Legalization to 2018 …(Ganjapreneur)

Marijuana Legalization Backed by NH Democrats Chair (NH Public Radio)

MAINE

Maine businesses have financial ties to alleged marijuana trafficker (Bangor Daily News)

Veterinarians see more cases of pets ingesting marijuana (NewsCenterMaine)

Medical pot shops in central Maine raising questions local regulations (Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel)

NEW JERSEY

Legal weed in NJ could be doomed for now by risky move in Trenton (NJ.com)

New Jersey’s legal weed market expected to be worth $850 million (NorthJersey.com)

New Jersey police warn parents about THC drug-laced vape pens (CBS News)

NEW YORK

25 people in New York City hospitalized for synthetic marijuana overdoses (WHIO)

State Dems Endorse Cannabis Legalization (Cannabis Now)

New York Assembly Speaker: Wipe Out Criminal Records for …(Marijuana.com)

Nixon mocks ‘suburban dad’ Cuomo over stance on weed legalization(New York Post)

Recreational marijuana in New York still up for debate (Spectrum News)

RHODE ISLAND

Parent of Vermont cannabis firm releases 1Q18 results (Vermont Biz)

VERMONT

Parent of Vermont medical cannabis firm releases 1Q18 results (Vermont Biz)

 

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EVENTS

  • WHAT: Just what it sounds like
  • WHEN: June 6 – 7
  • WHERE: Leaves from: Top Mix Bar&Kitchen, 257 Norfolk Avenue, Boston

Data, Strategies, and Tools for Equity & Local Cannabis Advocacy

  • WHAT: “Do you want to learn strategies and tools for advocating and working at the local level in cities in towns in Massachusetts int the cannabis industry? Do you want to support local cities and towns to have an equitable and diverse industry?”
  • WHEN: June 6, 12pm
  • WHERE: ONLINE

The Business of Vice: Investing in Cannabis, Gaming, and Alcohol

  • WHAT: “The future is bright in Massachusetts for entrepreneurs and investors, boldly paving the way in cannabis, gaming, and alcohol. From new growers, to old brewing techniques, and reinvented gaming channels, there has never been a better time for “sin-vesting” in the Commonwealth.”
  • WHEN: Jun 7, 6pm
  • WHERE: Babson Boston, 100 High Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Marijuana and Motherhood

  • WHAT: “The public is welcome at any patient education night at Rev Clinics; there is no need to already be a registered patient to join us.”
  • WHEN: June 7, 5:30pm
  • WHERE: Revolutionary Clinics, 67 Broadway, Somerville

Intro To Growing Cannabis

  • WHAT: “Explore the realistic expectations of personal cannabis cultivation, including the reasons Why we grow & how that impacts How we grow, time & financial investment, space requirements, returns, where to begin, and how goals will likely evolve with experience.”
  • WHEN: Jun 9, 2pm
  • WHERE: Home Grown Academy, South Carver, Massachusetts

New England Marijuana Dispensary Training

  • WHAT: “Professional Training Course to teach you what you need to know about cannabis and your state’s Cannabis Laws so that you can apply to work in a Medical Marijuana Dispensary. This class will cover the laws in all New England States – Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts!”
  • WHEN: June 16 at 8am
  • WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

Cultivation and Extraction Best Practices

  • WHAT: “The virtual Cannabis Center of Excellence (CoE), powered by Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN), is a group like minded cannabis industry, advocacy, academic, public health, clinical, patient, policy, and community experts that embrace open-source principles to drive collaborative science in the cannabis industry.”
  • WHEN: Jun 28, 6pm
  • WHERE: North End, Boston

Pioneer Valley Cannabis Industry Summit II

  • WHAT: Hosted by the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council, featuring Alex Morse or Damian Cote of Holyoke’s Developing Cannabis Industry, Will Reichelt on Cannabis Industry Potential in West Springfield, Nicole LaChapelle on Easthampton Cannabis activity and Economic Development, and CCC Chair Hoffman.
  • WHEN: Jun 30, 12 PM
  • WHERE: 413 Main St, Holyoke