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The Shortage of Marijuana in Massachusetts Explained

October 13, 2017
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2016 was a monumental year, especially because of the progress made toward marijuana legalization in several U.S. states, including Massachusetts. Massachusetts has had a medical marijuana program in place since 2012, but as of 2016, 53.66 percent of voters voted 'yes' to allow adults aged 21 and above to purchase and possess recreational marijuana, according to CannabisNow. However, the state's lawmakers have delayed the law from going into effect by making different changes, which has caused serious concerns amongst Massachusetts residents, dispensary owners, and marijuana growers, among others. Find out what these changes could mean for the state as well as when you can legally purchase recreational marijuana in the Bay State.  

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Consumption, Decriminalization, Economic Benefits, Education, Enforcement, Government, Legalization, Marijuana Ban, Marijuana Business and Industry, Massachusetts
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Feel Better with Sage Cannabis

October 12, 2017

Sage Cannabis LogoMedical marijuana patients in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area are making the decision to feel better with Sage Cannabis. As the first dispensary in the city of Cambridge, Sage Cannabis weathered a legal battle that lasted several years before finally being approved for a zoning permit in 2016. Their grand opening appropriately took place on April 20, 2017 in recognition of the famous stoner holiday. 

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Marijuana Legalization: States That Legalized Weed in 2016

August 26, 2017
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Last year was a tremendous year for marijuana legalization as nine states officially legalized it. Imagine, only two decades ago, the majority of Americans perceived marijuana as a drug that shouldn’t be legalized, but with science advancing at an unprecedented rate, studies are changing public opinion concerning the drug on a day-by-day basis. With these laws being passed, it opens up opportunities for medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries to open and for cannabis jobs to be created. With 2016 being such a big year for the legal marijuana movement, you can only imagine what the near future holds for us.

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California Marijuana, Colorado Marijuana, Maine Marijuana, Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry, Massachusetts, Nevada, Recreational Marijuana
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The Stoner’s Guide to Massachusetts

August 8, 2017

boston-mass legal weedBoston, Mass., where everybody knows your name. The city will be even more friendly now that Massachusetts has legalized recreational marijuana. Adults over 21 will be able to saddle-up for some Sam Adams and Mary Jane after January 1st, 2018. People in Massachusetts voted to legalize marijuana in the 2016 election last November, and possession of marijuana became legal on December 15th, 2016.

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Recreational Weed: Where Can You Smoke Legally?

July 28, 2017

Recreational Dispensary Now OpenIf you've been glued to the news for the past few months, you know that 2016 was a landmark year for legal recreational weed. If you haven't been keeping up too closely, we're pleased to let you know that thanks to voters across the country, eight states plus the District of Columbia now allow fully legalized possession and consumption of marijuana.

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Alaska Marijuana, California Marijuana, Cannabis Culture, Colorado Marijuana, Maine Marijuana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana, Washington DC, Washington Marijuana
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The Top States for Medical Marijuana

July 22, 2017

Medical Marijuana Grey LogoMedical marijuana laws have created a complex web of state laws, and thus, it contributes to a varying difficulty in obtaining medical marijuana on a state-by-state basis. Some states, like Washington, have been ahead of the curve as medical marijuana is easy to obtain, other states, such as Wisconsin, only permit the consumption of CBD for medical purposes. Additionally, the uncertainty in Washington D.C. in relation to how the current administration on is going to regulate the substance is intense and even frightening.

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California Marijuana, Colorado Marijuana, Massachusetts, Medicinal Marijuana, Washington Marijuana, Washington Marijuana Laws
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Pack Your Bags – These States have Legal Weed!

July 3, 2017

American FlagIt's been over 20 years since the first US state successfully passed laws legalizing medical marijuana (tip of the hat to you, California). Nowadays, more than half of US states have similarly created their own legal track to transport suffering and ill residents to the, very real, medical benefits of marijuana. During these decades, the social climate has been changed, technology has evolved, and support for marijuana – either medically or as an effort to decriminalize and regulate its sale – has continued to grow.

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Alaska Marijuana, California Marijuana, Cannabis Culture, Colorado Marijuana, Education, Maine Marijuana, Maine Marijuana Laws, Marijuana Law, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana, Washington DC, Washington Marijuana
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Massachusetts First 420 – Has legalization transformed the protest into a celebration?

April 26, 2017

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Massachusetts legalized marijuana for adult use in December 2016, yet regulators have yet to finalize the rules for business licensing, tax collections, and other administrative functions of the government in the new branch of the state’s marijuana industry. Not only has this has begun to hinder the industry's current functionality, it has slowed the timeline for when recreational dispensaries will begin opening across the state.

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Regional Diction-ary: Does Your State Say Adult Use Marijuana or Recreational Marijuana?

March 29, 2017

adult use marijuana, conversation, outside, talkingAs cannabis laws have come to fruition in recent years, there has been different terminology on the ballots. For states that have legalized marijuana, the language used to describe non-medical use has expanded beyond medical or recreational. Understanding these phrases are important as more regions adopt weed-friendly legislation.

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Advice, Alaska Marijuana, California Marijuana, Cannabis Culture, Colorado Marijuana, Florida, Maine Marijuana, Marijuana Guides, Massachusetts, Nationwide Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana
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States’ First 420: Four States Celebrate the Year's Biggest Holiday Legally for the First Time

March 24, 2017

first 420 hempcon 420 freedom fest logoThe 2016 Election cycle was a huge step forward for the cannabis revolution, with recreational marijuana voted in in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. While medical cannabis has been available in all four states for some time, recreational users will soon be able to purchase herb at retail dispensaries and toke with freedom.

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