The clock is ticking for those harmed by the war on drugs to get a leg up on licenses
Talking Joints Memo
CANNABIZ CORNER: HOW ROBERT BARISH MADE IT EASIER TO BUY BONGS IN THE ‘BURBS
"The education around the history, science, business, growing, and medical efficacy of cannabis was well worth it. It also made me realize that I was passionate about the business I was getting into. The best advice I was given many years ago was to make sure you are happy to be getting up each morning and going to your job."
MASS SAYS NO TO CBD BEER
"While cannabinoids, including CBD and THC, can never be used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Massachusetts, industrial hemp can be used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages."
CANNABIS JANICE: ON A MISSION TO REDUCE PAIN AND EDUCATE
"My mission is to help people suffering from pain, anxiety, insomnia, autoimmune disorders, IBS and IBD, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, seizure disorders, autism, MS, and other debilitating conditions find relief using cannabis."
HIGH THERE: A NOTE TO READERS ON THE EVE OF NECANN
More than 100 towns and cities across the Commonwealth are dragging their feet making decisions about whether to permit recreational cannabis activity, and placing moratoriums to stall the industry from popping up, or banning rec altogether through rushed referendums that draw prohibitionists.
HIGH ART: MICHAEL KERWIN’S JOURNEY THROUGH EPILEPSY, CANNABIS, AND CREATIVITY
Commonly missing from the debate over the medical benefits of cannabis is an understanding of the experiences of those who have been treated with it.
CANNABIZ CORNER: BETH WATERFALL’S DEPARTURE FROM ‘NORMAL CAREER LIFE’
"It was hard to ignore the fact that there was a deficit in available quality cannabis education in a comfortable and professional setting—nevermind the glaring lack of public education happening to let people outside the cannabis industry understand the history of the plant."
HEMP HANGS BY A THREAD IN MASS
Gov. Baker’s office strings hemp farmers along
ON SHIFT WITH GREENNURSE SHERRI TUTKUS
"In my personal and professional experiences, cannabis helps to manage, reduce, and relieve symptoms of many chronic conditions and disease states. Cannabinoid therapeutics is just another treatment modality that should be on the table for all people in need."
MASS GRASS UPDATE
With regulations for recreational cannabis almost in place, here’s what you need to know