marijuana

By - 9/19/17 - 1:10 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that while current field-sobriety tests were developed to gauge whether somebody is too drunk to drive, they can provide valuable information if the driver is suspected of being stoned, instead.

But, the court cautions ... Read more.

By - 7/17/17 - 10:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that voter approval of medicinal marijuana means employers can no longer simply fire workers who test positive for THC on a drug test if they can prove they were using the drug with a doctor's prescription.

The ruling comes in the case of a woman who was consuming marijuana two to three times a week to help ease the pain of Crohn's Disease and who tested positive for marijuana administered by her new employer, for which she handed out samples in supermarkets - and which she had informed about her usage. Read more.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:13 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on the proposal for 54A Hyde Park Ave., next to where that new apartment building (the little one, across from the T parking lot) is going in, near Weld Hill St.

By - 5/11/17 - 8:26 am

The Bulletin reports on a meeting of residents along Clare Avenue in Hyde Park at which one complained about her neighbors constantly toking up since voters legalized recreational marijuana use:

"I want to nip this in the bud," she said. "Everyone’s talking, but no one is doing anything."

By - 3/2/17 - 12:31 pm

The Herald reports a majority of the condo owners at the Intercontinental on the waterfront have voted to ban marijuana smoking - and cultivation. The Herald quotes one condo-association trustee that the gross odor was one factor. And another:

We're a high-rise building. I don't think we’re a farming community.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports a startup thinks it's smarter than the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and is now offering to deliver a bottle of lemonade to your door - with a complimentary eighth of an ounce of pot as a "gift."

By - 1/30/17 - 10:13 am

The Dig informs us about some Cambridge guy involved in a pump-and-dump scheme to defraud investors with some alleged smartphone-based cannabis marketing tool.

By - 12/29/16 - 9:50 am

Weedmaps, a company that claims it can help you "find the good stuff," is looking for a student at Boston University to serve as a "brand ambassador" to get people hooked on its smartphone app: Read more.

By - 12/14/16 - 3:00 pm

The Globe reports the Governor's Council performed one of its obscure constitutional tasks today and certified the passage of Question 4, which means that recreational marijuana becomes legal at midnight.

The city of Boston forwards these tips for people at least 21: Read more.

By - 11/10/16 - 11:40 am

The state has to come up with regulations for pot shops first, and that's going to take awhile. So what to do in the meantime? WGBH says: Tend to your own garden.

By - 10/19/16 - 9:27 am

WBUR is out with results of a ballot-question poll that shows recreational marijuana and more space for chickens winning, expansion of charter schools and letting that one guy build a slots parlor in Revere losing.

By - 10/7/16 - 9:23 am

WBUR reads the entire 24-page marijuana-legalization act you'll be voting on next month and breaks it down for us. For starters, we'd get our very own Cannabis Control Commission.

By - 9/13/16 - 8:18 am

WBUR self reports on its 2016 referendum polling. Also, we like the idea of banning tiny cages for chickens.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:34 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a ballot question on ending the prohibition on recreational marijuana use is good enough to go before voters in November. Read more.

By - 3/8/16 - 1:37 pm

MassLive.com reports on a state-Senate proposal to control marijuana sales should voters approve recreational use in a referendum this fall. Among the prohibitions proposed: No celebrity endorsements and no home growing. Also, both the state and cities and towns would be allowed to tax sales, under the proposal.

Separately, the Boston city council is considering its own restriction: A ban on pot shops and medical dispensaries being closer than a half mile to each other.

By - 3/2/16 - 1:20 pm

Anticipating voters will approve the recreational use of marijuana, city councilors voted today to ban pot shops and medicinal marijuana dispensaries from opening closer than a half mile to each other.

City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) had originally sought a one-mile restriction, but offered a half mile as a compromise. Read more.

By - 2/24/16 - 2:03 pm

The City Council almost voted today on a zoning change that would prohibit both medical marijuana dispensaries and potential recreational pot shops from being closer than a mile to each other. Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 5:45 pm

At-large City Councilor Michael Flaherty wants to ensure no neighborhood get too many pot dispensaries should voters approve recreational marijuana use on top of the medical marijuana use they approved in 2012.

The council tomorrow considers his request for a hearing on a proposal to amend city zoning codes to keep marijuana dispensaries at least a mile apart should legal weed happen - or, as he puts it, "no closer than 1 mile, or 5,280 feet."