"In addition to beginning to restore access to safe, tested adult-use cannabis, this determination provides a first step in providing meaningful economic relief to the more than 2,000 Massachusetts cannabis employees who will be able to return to work."
Talking Joints Memo
“Nobody was really wearing masks at all, then I kind of made a stink about it because I saw what was growing, the mold that was growing, and if you are going to be cleaning, you should have something protecting your face.”
“I think it’s bananas that we’re not allowing these retailers to open in a safe and controlled way to serve the needs of the Commonwealth in a time of emergency.”
Solar Thera is environmentally friendly, but that edge isn’t enough to get the dispensary’s team through COVID-19. All challenges considered, I threw some difficult questions at its CEO Edward Dow.
You can call it the black market, the grey market, or whatever you want, but it’s the only way for many to get cannabis, and cultivators are inventing smart and safe ways to service consumers.
“Even during an emergency, the Governor does not have unreviewable authority and may not disobey constitutional constraints.”
“We are asking these bodies to step up and ask the attorney general for an opinion that will officially settle the question of whether the governor has the authority to restrict retail cannabis sales to Massachusetts residents.”
“Reopening these businesses would provide access to the many adult-use consumers who rely on cannabis for medical purposes.”
There were three near-universal areas of agreement among the panelists, starting with "get a seed in the ground."
The City of Boston Marijuana Establishment Application requires both a facility address and selection of a city neighborhood. We urge you to bifurcate the approval process into two steps and eliminate the requirement of an address in advance.