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By adamg - 11/15/23 - 10:04 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a marijuana dispensary at 1295-1297 River St., in Hyde Park, but owner Geneise Israel said that even if she now quickly gets the required state approval, she won't open her door until after the decaying and now closed River Street Bridge right next door is re-opened. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 9:38 pm

The Hamilton Co., which owns the office building at 392-398 Chestnut Hill Ave. in Cleveland Circle, today sued to try to block plans by an Ipswich concern to turn the former Dunkin' Donuts on Beacon Street into a marijuana dispensary. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/23 - 3:17 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a plans to replace Cathedral Station, 1222 Washington St. in the South End, with a marijuana dispensary. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/23 - 4:55 pm

A South Carolina lender focusing on the marijuana industry today asked a judge to let him take control of Middlesex Integrative Medicine, which has a dispensary in Norwood and a growing facility in Leominster, because he says it's no longer paying him back on millions in loans and its Leominster plant is no longer producing enough product to keep the company afloat. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/23 - 1:37 pm

Chris Faraone at Talking Joints Memo covers the week in pot, and what a week it was: The suspended chair of the state cannabis commission suspended, for now, her suit against the state treasurer, Massachusetts marijuana marketers are beginning to hit economic headwinds and it looks like one grower that fled the state after one of its workers died could be in for a fine.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 4:38 pm

Shannon O'Brien today sued state Treasurer Deb Goldberg to try to keep Goldberg from firing her as chair of the state Cannabis Control Commission, saying that Goldberg doesn't even have the authority to fire her, let alone because of allegedly bogus allegations of wrongdoing by staffers who don't want anyone telling them what to do. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 9:28 am

The owners of a dispensary on Boylston Street between Gloucester and Fairfield streets in the Back Bay yesterday sued the operators of a proposed dispensary three blocks down the street - and the Zoning Board of Appeal, which approved both. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/23 - 11:15 am
Boston cops doing annual marijuana harvest on Willow Court in Dorchester

In August, 1951, Bryon Campbell, a photographer for the Boston Herald, photographed an unusual annual harvest on Willow Court, a short, narrow street behind what is now the South Bay mall: Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/23 - 3:03 pm
Security door at old Dunkin' Donuts

Company cited this existing secured door, said it would remain for pot deliveries, cash pickups.

The Boston Cannabis Commission will decide whether to let a marijuana chain move its proposed dispensary from the former Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle to the former Dunkin' Donuts about 100 feet down the street. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/23 - 2:47 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a request from the operators of a marijuana store now under construction on South Street in Roslindale to override a 2021 board decision barring Sunday sales. Read more.

By Oliver Blake - 5/16/23 - 10:48 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board today approved closing-hour extensions at marijuana dispensaries in Back Bay, Roxbury, Dorchester and Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/23 - 3:39 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a marijuana store on Atlantic Avenue at Beach Street. Read more.

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.

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