Marijuana in Massachusetts -When Social Equity Intersects with Host Community Agreements

Where Economic Empowerment and Social Equity Collides with Host Community Approvals Adult-use marijuana legalization in 2016 brought hope to many advocates, consumers and businesses.  The opening of the first two adult-use recreational shops in November 2018 was a euphoric moment for consumers willing to brave long lines in the cold…

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Legal marijuana in California brings host of environmental rules

Published: Jan 1, 2018, 7:51 am • Updated: Jan 1, 2018, 8:21 am By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California’s soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and Adam Mernit listened intently, eager to make…

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Travel host Rick Steves testifies in favor of Illinois marijuana legalization effort

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 7:53 am • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 11:45 am By Nick Swedberg, Special To The Cannabist A longtime travel show personality and advocate for marijuana legalization is backing an effort in Illinois to make the drug legal for adults and regulate it like alcohol. Rick Steves,…

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Talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbies Jeff Sessions to pursue federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 10:49 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 11:39 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Radio personality Hugh Hewitt lobbied U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a federal crackdown on legal marijuana businesses during a Thursday morning interview. During the 14-minute interview, Hewitt asked Sessions pointed…

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Montel Williams: Former NSA officer, talk show host turns cannabis entrepreneur

Published: Jul 28, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jul 28, 2017, 8:21 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Eighteen years ago, television celebrity Montel Williams couldn’t have imagined he’d one day be standing in a sleek Santa Ana dispensary chatting with fans about his new line of cannabis products.…

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Travel TV host Rick Steves: Massachusetts can learn from Europe on marijuana

Published: Oct 12, 2016, 7:42 am • Updated: Oct 12, 2016, 7:42 am AMHERST, Mass. — Travel show host Rick Steves says the U.S. can learn from Europe when comes to easing restrictions on marijuana. PBS travel guru Rick Steves touring Massachusetts in support of marijuana legalization The host of…

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NCIA To Host Two Cannabis Caucus Events In California Next Week

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association for legal marijuana businesses in the U.S., will host a two California Cannabis Caucuses on Tuesday, July 26, in Santa Monica, and on Thursday, July 28, in Oakland. The events will be co-hosted by the California Cannabis Industry Association. Cannabis…

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Refuge Pdx To Host Art Show, After Party, and Endless (Dead)Heady fun!

There is a unique event happening at the Refuge Pdx in Portland this Friday (7/22/16)…one that combines art, music, and cannabis all in one!  Rosie McGee , Grateful Dead historian and photographer, will be doing a book signing and art show opening that is sure to impress Dead Heads and art aficionados…

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