A ticking Mass grass timeline (July 22nd – 2018)

THE SCIENCE

That purple kush you’re toking might be a genetic imposter (Wired)

THE DEFIANCE

The US Stopped Other Countries from Legalizing Weed for Generations Not anymore. (Vice)

THE APPLIANCE

The future of cannabis has arrived with this $400 vaporizer (Forbes)

FEATURED

THIS WEEK IN PROHIBITIONIST NONSENSE

PROHIBITION SPOTLIGHT

Legalization Is Tearing This Neighborhood Apart

SPECIAL TALKING JOINTS READER SURVEY

Brockton

Marijuana zoning underway in Brockton(Enterprise News)

Chicopee

Chicopee sets Aug. 23 deadline for marijuana shop proposals (MassLive)

Georgetown

Georgetown family proposes cannabis edibles business (Wicked Local)

Newton

Committee pushes shop ban (Boston Globe)

Lee

High-traffic area: Just-off-the-Pike pot shop planned for Lee (Berkshire Eagle)

Pittsfield

Pittsfield Receives Lots Of Interest From Marijuana Businesses (iBerkshires.com)

Wayland

Special Ballot Question On Wayland Marijuana Could Pass Board (Patch)

Westfield

‘Guide to Growing Cannabis’ course draws 30(MassLive)

Westminster

Westminster weighs bylaw to block retail pot(Sentinel & Enterprise)

Woburn

Woburn Company Wants To Make Marijuana Safer (Patch)

Company is ready to test pot (Boston Globe)

 

MAINE

ME growers can now have their bud “certified clean” (Bangor Daily)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH Cafe to Serve Food Made From Cannabis Extract (NBC10 Boston)

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions in Step Toward Legalization(Bloomberg)

NJ marijuana legalization: New Jersey just quietly decriminalized weed(Boston 25 News)

NEW YORK

NYC fashion designer opening stylish pot shop (Page Six)

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Could Make Nearly $600 Million a Year From Legal Weed(Merry Jane)

VERMONT

Vermont Attorney General Rules It Illegal for Businesses to Gift Marijuana(High Times)

Majority of Vermonters Want Retail Weed, Poll Shows (Seven Days)

 

HEADLINE OF THE WEEK

Georgia man admits growing marijuana in home, jury sends him home

CANADIAN BAKIN’

AG comments leave top Mass commissioner ‘surprised and pleased’

Vermont Attorney General Deems Commercial Cannabis Gifting Illegal

 

420 Suites to launch marijuana-themed vacation rentals in Boston

World’s First Non-Cannabis CBD Oil Is High on Hops

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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

MRCC Monthly Webinar: Host Community Agreement

  • WHAT: “Are you interested in starting a cannabis business in Massachusetts? Haven’t met with your town? Attend the MRCC Monthly Webinar from the comfort of your home or office for an in-depth overview and understanding of Host Community Agreements.”
  • WHEN: July 30, 7pm
  • WHERE: Online

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

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