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

Mass. marijuana regulators fine Acreage Holdings $250,000 for attempting to exceed license cap

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The Cannabis Control Commission also fined Garden Remedies and Healthy Pharms (now "Mission") for using banned pesticides.

State seeks help: What to do with 619,000 unsellable marijuana vapes?

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The devices have been gathering dust since last year's ban on their sale.

Cumberland Farms suspends effort to expand beer and wine sales

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But the perennial fight over the state’s decades-old liquor-licensing laws doesn’t appear poised to end anytime soon. Cumberland Farms is vowing to bring the initiative back during the 2022 election cycle.

Lester Grinspoon, Harvard psychiatrist and early champion of marijuana reforms, dies at 92

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His early, blistering criticism of marijuana prohibition made him a hero to generations of activists and cannabis consumers while drawing scorn from authority figures like Richard Nixon.