Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Cannabis tech firm joins Boston Chamber of Commerce

Omar Sacirbey  | September 18, 2017

Weedmaps, a marijuana-focused tech company, has joined the Boston Chamber of Commerce and is finalizing a lease for an office that will house its sales and marketing team in the city’s pricey downtown.

The move suggests California-based Weedmaps is confident the Massachusetts market will be lucrative and gives the company an anchor …

Colorado marijuana banker has plans for a national network

Omar Sacirbey  | September 14, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

A Colorado-based credit union believes it may have the solution to marijuana businesses’ banking issues, one that it hopes will be available in six states by the end of this year and about 20 by the end of 2018.

Slow-moving Massachusetts a concern for recreational marijuana launch

Omar Sacirbey  | September 12, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Many Massachusetts cannabis advocates are worried that a regulatory agency heavy on members who voted against legalization may try to undermine the state's nascent recreational marijuana industry.

But a far bigger worry, it seems, is that "in Massachusetts, things tend to move really slow."

AmeriCann gets $10M raise for Massachusetts MMJ project

John Schroyer  | September 8, 2017

Denver-based AmeriCann announced that it has secured $10 million in equity financing to help finalize the build-out of a massive Massachusetts medical cannabis cultivation operation.

The financing, from Mountain States Capital, will be mostly used on the company’s “flagship project,” a 1 million-square-foot multi-building MMJ cultivation and processing center in Freetown, 47 …

Massachusetts regulatory agency dominated by anti-MJ members

Omar Sacirbey  | September 1, 2017

Massachusetts has finalized its Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), and four of the appointees to the five-member panel voted against recreational marijuana legalization.

Britte McBride, a former assistant state attorney general, and Kay Doyle, deputy general counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Public, were appointed to the CCC on Friday, and both voted against the adult-use …

MA regulatory board appointee opposed recreational cannabis

Kevin Huhn  | August 23, 2017

A Democratic state senator who opposed the ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana in Massachusetts was appointed Wednesday to the regulatory board that will oversee the state’s cannabis industry.

Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, the first appointee to the five-member Cannabis Control Commission, will serve as an associate commissioner beginning Sept. 1, after she resigns from her Senate …

Massachusetts marijuana oversight board is taking shape

Bart Schaneman  | August 4, 2017

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday picked five people to serve on the Cannabis Advisory Board that will help guide regulators enforcing recreational and medical marijuana laws.

The governor’s selections bring to 15 the number of advisory board members.

The panel eventually will consist of 25 members, who will be tasked with offering recommendations to …

FAQ: What businesses need to know about Massachusetts’ recreational cannabis program

Omar Sacirbey  | July 19, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana market can expect an influx of business license applications now that lawmakers have agreed on an adult-use bill that will serve as the framework for the new industry.

The market will be strong, observers predict, but the stakes will be high for a coveted license.