Salem marijuana shop closed to recreational customers until further notice

salem MA: 12-15-2018: Customers line up to make purchases of recreational Marijuana products, at the ATG Marijuana dispensary in Salem.Photo/Jonathan Wiggs Boston Globe staff

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Customers seeking to buy recreational marijuana products at a Salem dispensary are out of luck for now.

// Connecticut governor urges approval of recreational marijuana, sports betting

Governor Ned Lamont says he’s hoping to work with Connecticut lawmakers on two new potential sources of revenue: sports betting and recreational marijuana sales.

// Marijuana groups among top spenders on lobbying in Maine

New lobbying reports show that gambling, tobacco, utility and marijuana groups are among the top spenders on lobbying so far this session in Maine.

// Marijuana delivery: How Mass. may try to help those hurt by war on drugs

The state’s cannabis panel said the only businesses and people to receive licenses for delivery services for five years should be those disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs.

// Beyond indica and sativa: Here’s what’s coming to a pot shop near you

Whether you’re going to a party, having trouble sleeping, or suffering pain, there’s a pot product for you. And it might be a tea, a powder, or a dissolving strip.

// CEO of marijuana conglomerate, set to open Fenway shop, is defiant amid allegations

The cofounder of California marijuana conglomerate MedMen defiantly dismissed a series of disturbing allegations made by a former top executive at the firm.

FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the first rendering from hemp plants extracted from a super critical CO2 extraction device on it's way to becoming fully refined CBD oil spurts into a large beaker at New Earth Biosciences in Salem, Ore. The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil. The head of the Food and Drug Administration says adding CBD to food or dietary supplements is still illegal. President Donald Trump signed a farm bill this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop, but FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement saying CBD is a drug ingredient and therefore illegal to add to food or supplements without approval from his agency. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

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Lawmakers push FDA to allow CBD-infused food products

A bipartisan group of Congress members is pushing the Trump administration to provide a legal pathway for food products infused with cannabidiol.

Former President Barack Obama speaks at the MBK Rising! My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, California on February 19, 2019. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images



Obama urges young people to get involved in shaping drug laws

Former President Barack Obama spoke about drug laws at an event in California, and though marijuana didn’t come up, he seemed to indicate that his thinking may have shifted.

// Connecticut vet issues warning after dogs hospitalized for marijuana

A veterinarian in Connecticut is warning pet owners to be careful after she treated two dogs for likely ingesting marijuana.


// New poll: Mass. residents still down with legalization

It’s been two years since nearly 54 percent of Massachusetts voters said “yes” to legalized cannabis. But how are people feeling about the whole thing these days?

// Marijuana tax in New Jersey? It could be $42 an ounce

Governor Philip D. Murphy and Democratic legislative leaders in New Jersey have reached an agreement that could place the state on a path to legalizing recreational marijuana this year if they are able to win enough support in the state Legislature.


// Trump issues signing statement on medical marijuana provision of funding bill

By calling out the medical cannabis rider, Trump is making clear that his administration reserves the right to broadly enforce federal drug laws against people complying with state medical marijuana laws even though Congress just told him not to.

// A Senate bill — called S. 420 — has been filed to legalize marijuana

In the House of Representatives, the legislation number H.R. 420 was reserved last month. Now, there’s a similarly dubbed bill in the Senate.

// Alcohol and marijuana regulation are not the same, says CCC chairman

The state’s chief marijuana regulator said Wednesday it is simply not practical to try to apply the framework for alcoholic beverage regulation to the cannabis industry.

Maps & Resources

Are recreational marijuana shops preparing to open in your town? Check our maps

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

// Pot shops face bans in most of Mass.

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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// 6 marijuana-infused things to do in New England

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


FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018 file photo shows a marijuana plant in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. A group of Democratic state lawmakers are proposing major tax cuts for the marijuana industry to jump-start's California's sluggish legal marketplace. The bill Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Oakland and others introduced Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 would for the next three years eliminate the state's $148 per pound cultivation tax and reduce the state's 15 percent excise tax on retail sales to 11 percent. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

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