After long wait, 1st legal marijuana shops on East Coast to open

By?Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton — nestled in Massachusetts’ scenic Pioneer Valley…

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Why legal retail marijuana in Massachusetts is a political game-changer for the East Coast

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 12:35 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2016, 5:01 pm By The Cannabist Staff When considering maps of legal recreational marijuana states, it was impossible to miss the void of adult-use weed east of Colorado. But that all changed on election day. “Massachusetts coming on board was…

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Polls: These two New England states could be the first to sell retail pot on the East Coast

Published: Sep 30, 2016, 9:35 am • Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 9:35 am By Chris Thomas, The Cannabist Staff According to two new polls released this week, recreational cannabis legalization initiatives in both Maine and Massachusetts are likely to pass this November. Should either state’s voters pass their measures, they…

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California’s Adult Use Of Marijuana Act Endoresed By North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman

(image via Wikipedia) Today, North Coast congressman and longtime environmental leader U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced his support for the statewide ballot measure known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). Prior to his election to Congress in November of 2012, Huffman served six years…

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Cannabis And Hemp Business Accelerator Bringing Ancillary Cannabiz To The East Coast

I received the following press release and am passing it along. I know there are a lot of people out there that are looking for help growing their business: Monday, September 21st Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) – a business accelerator driving ancillary startups in the cannabis and hemp industries – launched…

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