Boston City Council questions Walsh administration over marijuana licensing

John Barros, chief of economic development for Boston, spoke during a hearing on the city's licensing process for marijuana businesses.

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City councilors expressed frustration with Boston’s opaque process for choosing marijuana operators.

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In the second week of recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts, customers spent $2.6 million on marijuana products.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiWeed35-23698.jpg Healey rejects several local moratoriums on marijuana businesses

Three towns that tried to extend their freezes on pot businesses into 2019 were rebuffed by the Attorney General’s office.

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The first license for a private dispensary in Utah must be awarded by June 2020, though authorities are aiming to do it faster.

11/29/2018 Leicester Ma- Sue Annis (cq) age 87, stands in line, at Cultivate, a cannabis dispensary in Leicester.She was looking to buy CBD Gummies, but the dispensary didn't have any to sell. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

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‘One of the best days of my life’: In wind and cold, Leicester marijuana shop continues to draw in crowds

Sue Annis came to Cultivate for CBD gummies and left empty-handed. But she said it was one of the best days of her life.

MARIJUANA MOMENT

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New York’s subway system could get a much-needed upgrade if the state opts to fully legalize marijuana, according to a new report.

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State revenue officials are still forecasting that Massachusetts will take in between $44 million and $82 million in marijuana taxes this fiscal year.

Leicester, MA, 11/20/2018 -- A customer looks through a menu at the opening of Cultivate, one of the state's first two pot shops. This the first day the store can sell recreational marijuana to adults 21 and older. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 21potopen Reporter:

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Here are the menus at Massachusetts’ first 2 recreational marijuana dispensaries

Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton opened for recreational marijuana sales Tuesday.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/potmap150-8467.jpg Are recreational marijuana companies preparing to open in your community? Check our maps

Data released by the Cannabis Control Commission show where marijuana operators hope to set up shop.

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A review of local restrictions heightens concerns that the early adult-use pot market will be smaller than many consumers expected.

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From ganja-friendly getaways to weed-enhanced yoga, a look at the new pot leisure economy.