massachusetts

July 25, 2019

Hate Attack Strikes Boston-Area Cannabis Store

Vandals broke into a storefront being converted into a legal cannabis store in the Boston-area town of Lynn this past weekend and painted racist and anti-Semitic language and symbols throughout the space. The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts Green Retail CEO Jordan Avery found the […]
July 31, 2019

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the wait to get inside Theory Wellness was breezy: just 30 minutes. On weekends, it can take up to two hours to get into the town’s first and only adult-use cannabis shop. Long lines are still common […]
August 9, 2019

Vandals, Feuding Towns Can’t Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop

One Toke Over the Line? (Tony Luong for Leafly) A little less than three months before the vandals’ attack, Avery learned from Lynn officials that his proposed business plan had come under assault from a different, and potentially more problematic, source: the next town over. […]
September 6, 2019

Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses

BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor’s tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who became the old […]