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

SJC upholds rulings challenging Baker on vape ban

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The state’s highest court Thursday upheld a lower judge’s decision challenging Governor Charlie Baker’s authority to unilaterally ban vape sales in Massachusetts.

Cannabis commission quarantines marijuana oil vapes, effectively extending ban

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Under a recent court ruling, the Cannabis Control Commission faced a noon deadline to either lift the ban on such vapes — though only for medical marijuana patients — or keep it in place.

Boston subpoenaed by grand jury in marijuana corruption probe

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The demand makes the city the most prominent subject yet of a wide-ranging investigation into municipal corruption by the office of US Attorney Andrew Lelling — and promises to ratchet up scrutiny of Mayor Martin Walsh’s much-criticized system for picking cannabis operators.

Federal grand jury investigating municipal marijuana contracts

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Prosecutors in the office of US Attorney Andrew Lelling have subpoenaed a number of Massachusetts cities and towns, seeking information related to so-called “host community agreements” signed with marijuana operators.