By - 2/28/18 - 12:32 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to formally not oppose a medical-marijuana dispensary on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up the road from the Dedham line.

Beacon Compassion Center now goes to the state Department of Public Health and the Boston Board of Appeals for approval of its planned dispensary at 1524 VFW Parkway.

By - 2/27/18 - 12:20 pm

The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:12 am

Regular banks won't touch marijuana businesses with a ten-foot pole, what with the feds once again railing about the evil weed, so the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission wants to look at creating a state-run pot bank - to get millions of dollars out of the way of robbers and to ease taxation - the Globe reports.

By - 2/1/18 - 5:35 pm
Pot items seized in South Boston

Boston Police report arresting a Revere man they say loaded up his pickup with cannibis products - including pot-laced Rice Krispy treats and chocolate-chip cookies - then drove down O'Callaghan Way selling them, at least until officers arrived and arrested him around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, because even in this enlightened state, you can't do that sort of thing. Read more.

By - 1/19/18 - 8:51 pm

Potsquatch, Springfield's leafiest mascot, paid a call on the Hub today. Craig Caplan snapped his photo in Downtown Crossing. Read more.

By - 1/12/18 - 9:39 am

NBC Boston reports that if the feds decide to go after the dispensaries that have opened since voters approved them simply because they sell marijuana, they'll have to go it alone.

By - 1/11/18 - 9:34 am

The Dig reports, talks to a now former budtender for one dispensary about the issue.

By - 1/8/18 - 3:14 pm

Well, that didn't take long. Andrew Lelling, our new US Attorney, issued a statement today saying he might just take Jeff Sessions up on his offer to arrest people in the nascent legal (under state law, anyway) marijuana trade:

Read more.

By - 11/6/17 - 9:48 am

With marijuana well on its way to becoming our next big cash crop, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is advertising a position for a full-time cannabis inspector. Read more.

By - 10/27/17 - 5:51 pm

A medicinal-marijuana dispensary is one thing, but neighborhood groups are hardly stoked that the proponents of that - in the same strip mall as the Amazing sex-toy shop, just up the road from the Dedham line - has yet to sign a commitment to not sell recreational pot should they get the chance, the Bulletin reports.

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.