Category: massachusetts

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approved Final Regulations for Legal Cannabis

After quite some time, the Cannabis Control Commission in Massachusetts has finally approved the regulations needed for the state to move forward with accepting applications for the newly legal cannabis industry. They had a deadline of March 15th, but this week it was announced that things were finally falling into place and that if all goes well, everything should be ready for legal sales to start as scheduled on July 1st. However, this may also fall on local lawmakers to ensure that their regulations and procedures are in place for businesses as well. “I think we have a lot...

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U.S. Attorney from Massachusetts Says Opioids Are a Higher Priority Than Cannabis

The state of Massachusetts is one of a handful of states that voted to legalize the possession and sale of cannabis in the 2016 elections – and while the state has delayed making commercial sales of cannabis available, they have still been working towards that end goal. However, since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the decision earlier this month to rescind the policies protecting state-legal cannabis businesses from prosecution, there has been a lot of uncertainty, especially when the top U.S. Attorney in the state was appointed by President Donald Trump and AG Sessions. “I can say that...

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Contemplate Cannabis Clubs

The debate on whether to allow cannabis clubs or not has been a hot topic in states where recreational use of cannabis is legal. In Colorado, Washington, and Oregon, many establishments have been shut down since there are no regulations to govern such businesses. In Alaska, they had planned to implement a plan to allow a “consumption area” within licensed dispensaries with an endorsement – but this has yet to be done. However, it is something that cannabis activists and advocates have been asking for – with a number of legitimate reasons. In Denver, a citizen’s initiative passed that...

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Douglas H. Leighton Joins BudTrader.com as an Investor and Advisory Board Member

Pro-Cannabis Industry Icon to Advise and Mentor BudTrader.com CEO Brad McLaughlin SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BudTrader.com, the nation’s largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Douglas H. Leighton has joined them as an investor and an advisory board member. Douglas H. Leighton, a seasoned industry expert in both capital management and business development in the cannabis sector, was appointed to the board in an effort to grow BudTrader.com within the cannabis sector and to advise in structure and market expansion. “As an investor and member of both ArcView and NCIA, Mr. Leighton brings a wealth of experience...

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