Naomi Martin

Naomi Martin covers the politics, business and societal impact of marijuana legalization. A Massachusetts native, Martin joined the Globe in 2018 from The Dallas Morning News, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the July 7 murders of five police officers.

Latest stories

‘Not really if, it’s when’: Mass. marijuana pesticide ban prompts fears of crop failure

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As the state’s cannabis industry scales up, business leaders say they have far more to lose because of Massachusetts’ hard-line ban on pesticides.

‘There’s light at the end of the tunnel,’ says Maine marijuana regulator, as businesses lose patience

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Two and a half years after Maine voters legalized marijuana, industry leaders say they are tired of debating policy, and just want to get started.

Mass. Senate rejects marijuana loan proposal for social equity applicants

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Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz said the loans were vital to meet the Legislature’s own goals for the state’s cannabis industry to be diverse and inclusive.

Mass. still has no clue how many people’s marijuana records should be cleared

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As the state’s pot industry rakes in millions of dollars, momentum is growing for the government to automatically expunge old cannabis records.