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

Workers at NETA marijuana facility question safety protocol after coronavirus cases

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A worker at NETA's cultivation and processing facility has tested positive for the COVID-19, and other employees say the firm is failing to protect them.

Ordered to close and excluded from federal aid, marijuana entrepreneurs staring down insolvency

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Marijuana entrepreneurs already faced an expensive obstacle course to open their businesses. Now, deemed “non-essential” by the state and excluded from federal aid and bankruptcy protections, they say they're facing an existential threat.

Mass. marijuana leaders protest Baker’s order to stop recreational sales during ‘stay-at-home’ advisory

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts will be allowed to stay open, Governor Charlie Baker said Monday as he ordered all non-essential businesses to close by Tuesday.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, neighbors delivering what government cannot

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Local groups of volunteers dubbed "mutual aid" organizations are springing up to deliver essential supplies and financial relief to elderly or vulnerable neighbors.