Dan Adams

Dan Adams is a cannabis reporter and author of the “This Week in Weed” email newsletter — the irreverent and definitive insider’s diary of legalization in Massachusetts. A graduate of Emerson College and eight-year veteran of the Globe, Dan previously covered breaking news, municipal politics, business, and the alcohol industry. He was a member of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt, and drew acclaim for his investigation into illegal “pay-to-play” tactics by major brewers and beer distributors. Since being named the Globe’s first-ever dedicated cannabis journalist in 2017, Dan has embedded himself in the marijuana community and spotlighted the concerns of marginalized groups, while holding the industry and government officials to account. He has moderated numerous panels, served as a speaker and emcee at national marijuana conferences, and appeared on public radio and network television.

Latest stories

Galvin warns marijuana companies, investors over illegal offerings

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Secretary of State William Galvin also unveiled charges against a failed Holyoke cannabis entrepreneur.

With Brookline’s OK, major marijuana acquisition to be completed

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The purchase of New England Treatment Access by Georgia-based Surterra Wellness is set to go through following a vote by Brookline’s Select Board.

‘I’ve never experienced anything like this’: Haverhill marijuana entrepreneur accuses neighbors of extortion

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A fight over a deck in Haverhill has exploded into a legal battle that includes accusations of criminal intimidation.

Marijuana company fined $75,000 by state commission over labeling violations

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Officials criticized Cultivate, one of the state’s first recreational retailers, for selling improperly labeled products.