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By adamg - 3/22/23 - 10:47 am

And the Belmont blogger whom the state Cannabis Control Commission inadvertently e-mailed personal information on 17,000 Massachusetts cannabis workers - and former workers - is now in hiding. GBH reports on the case, which may stem from a commission investigation into the way a sanctioned Russian oligarch may have been funding one particular company that operates in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:57 am

Boston Police report arresting an employee at Seed, 401 Centre St. in Hyde Square, for the Glock with a bullet in the chamber and two magazines loaded with a total of 35 bullets they say he brought to work yesterday - two days after a dispensary in Roslindale was robbed at gunpoint. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/23 - 12:25 pm

Sampan reports on ongoing efforts to keep dispensaries out of Chinatown. One argument: Unlike other places where pot shops have opened, Chinatown isn't just a commercial area, it's one of the most densely populated residential parts of Boston.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 3:18 pm

Julius Sokol, part of a group that has spent the past few years buying Boston-area dives, and which hopes to re-open the old Jacob Wirth, is seeking approval to convert a western-Mass. strip club he co-owns into what could be the nation's first topless marijuana dispensary, the Hampshire Gazette reports.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 3:11 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a marijuana dispensary at 329 Columbus Ave. in the South End, where Coda used to be.

Desiree Franjul's Herbal Power now goes to the state Cannabis Control Commission for the final approval it will need before it can open, with hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 10:27 am

A judge in bankruptcy court in Boston has ruled a manager at a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary can't take advantage of federal bankruptcy laws because marijuana remains illegal under federal court. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 12:20 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cathedral Station on Washington Street is apparently staying open and that a proposed pot shop would actually be going in next door.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 1:18 pm
Guy enjoying marijuana

Don't be like Kevin here and get behind the wheel, video warns.

Starting Jan. 1, teenagers who take driver's ed in Massachusetts will have to sit through a 25-minute AAA video about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 1:09 pm

After voting in July to reject a proposed marijuana shop at the corner of Washington and Fairbanks streets in Brighton, the Zoning Board of Appeal today approved the proposal, subject to several conditions, including that the owner come back in a year for a review to see how the place is fitting into the neighborhood and to post a sign with a 24-hour number residents can call to complain about any noisy or otherwise annoying shop customers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 9:31 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposed marijuana shop at 4 Neptune Rd. in East Boston - but without what appeared to be a takeout window shown on the submitted plans. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 11:17 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered records related to a Dorchester man's arrest on marijuana-possession charges in 2003 and 2006 permanently deleted from court and criminal databases, under a state law that allows for "expungement" of such records for what are now legal activities. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 10:18 am

One board overseeing the approval of marijuana shops in Boston is more than enough, according to the BPDA, which holds a hearing Monday on eliminating a requirement that all dispensaries seek approval of the Zoning Board of Appeal now that the city has a separate Cannabis Board. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 12:04 pm

A military contractor and a landlord on a desolate industrial dead end sandwiched between the Expressway and the Red Line and commuter-rail tracks are suing the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a dispensary on the street, arguing the shop will disrupt their deliveries and shipments and prove hazardous to anybody trying to walk there from the nearby JFK/UMass Red Line stop because the street has no sidewalks. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/22 - 10:13 pm
Current Supreme House of Pizza

From Supreme House of Pizza to Simplicity Dispensary?

A North Grafton man's proposal to turn the decrepit and now closed Supreme House of Pizza at 313 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston into a modern recreational-marijuana shop met with heavy opposition at a community meeting this evening - just a day after the owner of the pizza place withdrew his application to deliver pizza until 2:45 a.m. on weekends. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 12:10 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Jeff Similien's plans to open a pot shop at 5252 Washington St. in West Roxbury, just up from the Dedham line, and a building to grow his wares at 48-54 Walter St. in Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 10:44 am

A Dorchester man who won approval to open a cannabis shop on Harvard Avenue in Allston yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a Mattapan woman's proposal to open her own cannabis shop on the same block. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 2:24 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved entrepreneurs' plans to turn a dilapidated Blue Hill Avenue building into a home-delivery marijuana service that will use three unmarked vans to ferry orders to customers. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 10:47 am

A company that sells cannabis-infused seltzers and gummies under the name Hi5 is suing another company that plans to open a cannabis dispensary in West Roxbury called HiFive. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 11:34 am

Lowkey Dispensary holds a meeting next week to introduce its plans to convert what is now a warehouse at 48-54 Walter St. in Hyde Park into a grow facility for the proposed dispensaries it has permission to open in Dorchester's Codman Square and wants to open on Washington Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/22 - 1:57 pm
Durgin-Park Indian pudding

Imagine this infused with THC.

They could hire grumpy salespeople and sell THC-infused Indian Pudding. A former hedge-fund manager turned potrepreneur and two partners go before the Wharf District Council next week to detail their plans to turn the shuttered Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall Marketplace into a cannabis shop. Read more.

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