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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Is a Marijuana Breathalyzer Possible? $65 Million to Hound Labs suggests Maybe It Is

Is a Marijuana Breathalyzer Possible? $ 65 Million to Hound Labs suggests Maybe A Marijuana Breathalyzer would be a game changer for law enforcement and citizens alike. It’s pretty much a given that cannabis will be fully legalized over the next few years. One of the key arguments against that…

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The Boston Strangler – How Landlords Control Massachusetts Marijuana Licensing Now

The Boston Strangler – How Landlords Control Massachusetts Marijuana Licensing Now What looked good on paper has turned into a nightmare for cannabis businesses The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the Pubic Policy college degree was created to find the potholes and fix them. I should know,…

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Vaping Linked to Teen Marijuana Use? Why are Teens Allowed to Vape, Again?

Vaping Linked to Teen Marijuana Use? WTF are you allowing teens to vape?!? I know this article won’t sit well with the younger demographic, but lately I’ve been bombarded with a “new study” that allegedly finds that e-cigarette vaping is linked to “higher teen marijuana use”. The study essentially “uncovered”…

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Why are We Destroying Illegal Marijuana? There is a Better Solution!

Why are we destroying illegal marijuana? There’s a better way! Every now and then I read headlines about the police finding “illegal marijuana” grows and subsequentially burning the crops. This got me thinking, “WHY?!?” I understand that in order to maintain the industry, it’s important to weed out the mass-scale…

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