Medical marijuana

By - 6/7/18 - 3:36 pm

Somerville Local First is proud to present the 2018 SomerWellness Fair being held in the historic main room of the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville) on Wednesday June 27th, 2018 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by SIRA NATURALS, this event is an amazing opportunity for attendees to learn about a variety of options to incorporate good health and wellness into everyday life. Representatives from the financial, yoga, medicinal cannabis, sensory deprivation and other industries will be available to provide information, introduce you to fun and unique ways of maintaining a healthy life and answer questions.

By - 5/24/18 - 9:26 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson is becoming CEO of Verdant Medical, Inc., a Randolph-based medical-marijuana company. Read more.

By - 4/25/18 - 9:50 pm

A company based in Tempe, AZ and one with principals and advisors who live in Roslindale said tonight they both have agreements to lease or buy buildings on Hyde Park Avenue just south of Metropolitan Avenue for possible medical-marijuana dispensaries. Read more.

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 - 5:37 pm

The Boston City Council next week will likely consider an application for a medical-marijuana dispensary on VFW Parkway, just past the Dedham line. 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 - 11/15/17 - 11:52 pm
Oliver Curme

Oliver Curme during his zoning performance yesterday.

Video of Oliver Curme's hate-filled diatribe against Army vets with PTSD, people in wheelchairs, people with MS and "cadaverous" breast-cancer patients in "ridiculous turbans" he said would use a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street came three months after he wrote the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to support the proposed dispensary. Read more.

By - 11/15/17 - 12:46 pm

UPDATE: Guy actually supports the thing.

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a medical-marijuana dispensary at 331A-333 Newbury St., after the proposed operator agreed to not seek permission to sell recreational pot, to obtain at least 10 spaces in a nearby garage for customers and to pay for police details to go after pot smokers on the Commonwealth Avenue mall. Read more.

By - 9/8/17 - 1:40 pm

The owner of the Crimson Galleria and nearby properties clustered along JFK Street wants a federal judge to block a proposed Winthrop Street dispensary, arguing marijuana remains illegal under federal law and so its proposed operators - and the city of Cambridge, the town of Georgetown and the state of Massachusetts - are violating the federal anti-racketeering law. 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 - 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 - 1/27/17 - 9:43 pm

The Bulletin reports the Massachusetts-based Beacon Compassion Center and the Miami-base Massachusetts Patient Foundation recently made their pitches to the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council. Both would want to open up in Cohen Plaza, 1524 VFW Parkway, just before Spring Street.

By - 12/21/16 - 12:35 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Boston Beer Co. has sold a 53-acre plot in Freetown it originally bought so it could build a new brewery to a Colorado company that plans to use it for the country's largest medical-marijuana facility.

By - 11/3/16 - 10:02 am

The Bulletin reports on a proposal from a guy who is looking at a site on Baker Street, but is amenable to putting it somewhere else in the neighborhood.

By - 8/24/16 - 12:47 pm

The Boston City Council voted unanimously today to write a letter of "non-opposition" for a medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for 220 McClellan Highway in East Boston. Read more.

By - 8/22/16 - 1:20 pm

City Councilor Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton) today tore into a medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for 144 Harvard Ave., stopping just short of accusing its proponents of being liars who would let kids down pot-laced gummy bears and lollipops. Read more.

By - 8/3/16 - 12:01 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a man's conviction for violating a probation violation against the use of marijuana even though he had a note from a doctor that he should be allowed to use medical marijuana. Read more.