Cannabis News Box

COVID-19 store closures are costing Massachusetts cannabis retailers millions in daily losses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 30, 2020

For recreational cannabis dispensary owners in Massachusetts, the likelihood of raking in a healthy sales profit in 2020 is getting dimmer by the day. Why? On March 25, Governor Charlie Baker ordered statewide store closures as a preventative measure amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic. ...

Massachusetts regulators approve cannabis delivery services and social cafes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2019

If things go to plan for a group of cannabis advocates in Massachusetts, the state could soon transform into a haven for cannabis culture.  An advisory panel recently voted 5 to 2 in an effort that will hopefully urge regulators to distribute licenses among business owners who wish to open regular ...

Massachusetts pushes ahead with social consumption pilot program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 30, 2019

When cannabis was legalized for recreational purposes in Massachusetts following the passing of a 2016 ballot measure, nobody anticipated that social consumption spaces would take so long transpire. Under Massachusetts' adult-use cannabis law, licenses must first be obtained from the Cannabis Commis...