Tag: Massachusetts

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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that police officers cannot search vehicles based solely upon the smell of unburnt marijuana, Boston.com reports. The court had...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Massachusetts: Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

Massachusetts: Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

The Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday said that because voters decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in 2008, police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
Want to Study Pot? There’s a School for That

Want to Study Pot? There’s a School for That

A new school is launching this fall that will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about pot. The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, located in Natick, Mass.,...
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July 3, 2014
07/03/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.02)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.02)

An Arizona researcher gets fired for apparently political reasons, new medical marijuana-related laws come into effect in several states, California dispensary conflicts continue as the Assembly grapples...
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June 12, 2014
06/12/2014
MPP Planning to Put Marijuana on the Ballot in Massachusetts in 2016

MPP Planning to Put Marijuana on the Ballot in Massachusetts in 2016

On Tuesday, MPP and allied advocates launched a ballot referendum committee to make marijuana legal, taxed, and regulated for adults in Massachusetts. The committee is called the...
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June 12, 2014
06/12/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.11)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.11)

Congressional Democrats who voted wrong on medical marijuana catch some flak, California continues to struggle with regulating medical marijuana, while other states struggle to get bills passed....
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June 9, 2014
06/09/2014
DEA Leaning on Massachusetts Docs With Dispensaries Ties

DEA Leaning on Massachusetts Docs With Dispensaries Ties

The Boston Globe is reporting today that the DEA has been visiting Massachusetts doctors involved with yet-to-open medical marijuana dispensaries and giving them an ultimatum: Cut your ties with...
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May 22, 2014
05/22/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.21)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.21)

California battles over dispensaries and cultivation rules continue, medical marijuana bills move in Illinois, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina, and more. Let’s get to it: California...
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May 12, 2014
05/12/2014
Internet Links Medical Marijuana Patients and Sellers

Internet Links Medical Marijuana Patients and Sellers

Many patients in Massachusetts received certificates from physicians allowing them to obtain marijuana for an array of conditions. But with dispensaries not expected to open until the...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Boston Mayor Plans to Block Dispensaries… Somehow

Boston Mayor Plans to Block Dispensaries… Somehow

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to block medical marijuana dispensaries in his city at a church gathering Monday. The Pastor of the church asked if he would...
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Aging Baby Boomers

Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Aging Baby Boomers

The most recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that marijuana use has increased among individuals over the age of 50 in the past...
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March 7, 2014
03/07/2014
Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel Recommends PTSD As Qualifying Condition

Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel Recommends PTSD As Qualifying Condition

Finding by panel of physicians, professors, and medical marijuana advocates would make Michigan the eighth state to provide relief for those suffering from the effects of traumatic...
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March 5, 2014
03/05/2014
Comcast Okays TV Spots That Pitch Medical Marijuana

Comcast Okays TV Spots That Pitch Medical Marijuana

Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, has agreed to run an ad on its local cable systems in New Jersey, Massachusetts and greater Chicago that promote a...
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February 26, 2014
02/26/2014
NORML Argues Police May Not Question Based on Marijuana Odor

NORML Argues Police May Not Question Based on Marijuana Odor

NORML filed an “amicus curiae” brief with the Massachusetts Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 18, urging the court to place more limits on police questioning and searches...
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February 14, 2014
02/14/2014
Massachusetts Dispensaries Will Make Home Deliveries

Massachusetts Dispensaries Will Make Home Deliveries

Massachusetts dispensaries will be allowed to make home deliveries, becoming one of the few places with legal MMJ to allow such services.
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February 14, 2014
02/14/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.02.12)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.02.12)

Lots of action at the state house on medical marijuana this week, plus Arizona eases up on the rules and the Michigan Supreme Court hands down a...
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February 4, 2014
02/04/2014
Massachusetts Issues First 20 Dispensary Licenses

Massachusetts Issues First 20 Dispensary Licenses

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued 20 dispensary licenses Friday, the first to be issued in the state.
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January 30, 2014
01/30/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.01.29)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.01.29)

The Colorado Supreme Court will take up an important medical marijuana employment rights case, Connecticut selects marijuana producers, Massachusetts gets ready to announce who gets dispensaries, California...
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January 15, 2014
01/15/2014
Massachusetts Gearing Up for 2016 Legalization Campaign

Massachusetts Gearing Up for 2016 Legalization Campaign

Building on steadily increasing public support, a coalition of marijuana policy reformers are looking to 2016 to get an initiative on the Massachusetts ballot to make marijuana legal...
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