Mass. senators travel to Colorado to study pot laws – Marijuana News

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Voters in Colorado passed a referendum four years ago to make buying and selling marijuana legal, and Massachusetts voters are expected to do the same thing.

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Mass. Politicians plan to regulate recreational pot if voters OK in November – Marijuana News

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Massachusetts voters are expected to spark up a new legalized recreational marijuana industry this year, and state lawmakers are preparing for a regulation process that could be anything but mellow.

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Mass. Politicians plan to regulate recreational pot if voters OK in November – Marijuana News

Massachusetts state flag. Image: Alexius Horatius via Wikimedia Commons

Massachusetts voters are expected to spark up a new legalized recreational marijuana industry this year, and state lawmakers are preparing for a regulation process that could be anything but mellow.

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Backers of legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts submit ballot signatures – Marijuana News

BOSTON — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts said they submitted more than enough signatures Tuesday to the secretary of state's office to keep alive their hopes of putting the proposal before voters next year.

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Backers of legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts submit ballot signatures – Marijuana News

BOSTON — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts said they submitted more than enough signatures Tuesday to the secretary of state's office to keep alive their hopes of putting the proposal before voters next year.

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Western Massachusetts pot patients grateful their long wait is over

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Friday was the official grand opening ceremony for western Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensary. 
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Demand soaring at lone marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts

Customers waited for the first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts to open in Salem, on June 24. Image: Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

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Facility in Salem reports 1,500 patients in 2 months.

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Boston approves first medical marijuana dispensary

How to sell marijuana (legally) in Mass.

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You may have a passion for the product, but getting the go-ahead to start growing and selling marijuana in Massachusetts can be a long, expensive and difficult path.
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1st Massachusetts MMJ dispensary gets OK to sell amid concerns about testing standards

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A Salem medical marijuana dispensary is the first to receive permission to sell marijuana - after obtaining a temporary waiver from the state's strict testing guidelines.
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7 States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal But Barely Accessible

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States across the country are struggling to translate their medical marijuana laws into functional programs
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Boston's Mayor could lead fight against legal marijuana

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With a major battle in the making over marijuana legalization next year, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, a recovering alcoholic and a passionate advocate for those struggling with drug addiction, is emerging as the most likely face of the opposition.
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Meet Mr. Marijuana

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NORTHAMPTON — The response to Dick Evans at the State House was not warm.
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Just say yes (to legalizing recreational marijuana)

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Massachusetts can either make it happen now and get the law right, or wait and get it wrong.
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Massachusetts lawmakers move to end marijuana war

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Lawmakers in Boston introduced a bill this week to strike the word “marijuana” from much of its criminal code, and regulate and tax the botanical with a system similar to alcohol.
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