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Will Mass ban medibles?

Burning Questions
"Medibles" are medical-marijuana edibles — foods that can come in any number of forms, from candies, cookies, brownies, and lollipops to lasagna, soup, and tea.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  March 13, 2013

Listening to Medical Marijuana

The Department of Public Health is moving forward with the development of Massachusetts's medical-marijuana regulations, despite efforts by state legislators to rewrite the law.
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  February 20, 2013

California pot RX: legal in MA?

Burning Questions
My boyfriend has a medical-marijuana card from California. Will dispensaries in Massachusetts accept that?
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  January 15, 2013

Patrick Kennedy's unexpected challenge to marijuana legalization

Next Act
Since leaving Capitol Hill in 2010, former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy has devoted much of his energy to mental health concerns.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 11, 2013

Introducing Senator Buzzkill’s new pot bill

Common Sensi
Back in November, the people of Massachusetts circumvented their elected lawmakers by legalizing medical marijuana through a ballot measure.
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  January 08, 2013

Flying high? Your MMJ inquiries, answered

Burning Questions
"Doctors have the First Amendment right to talk about things with their patients," including marijuana, explains well-known local pot attorney Steve Epstein.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  January 02, 2013

Medical-marijuana caregivers: a growing need

Common Sensi
"Common Sensi" is our new series covering the local impact of a national cannabis revolution.
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 28, 2012

How to toke if you're broke

Burning Questions
Welcome to "Burning Questions," the first in a series devoted to your medical-marijuana FAQs.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  December 18, 2012

Smoke signals

Talking Politics
The Massachusetts Medical Society's strident opposition to medical marijuana helped prevent passage in the legislature, but could not defeat the ballot initiative.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 12, 2012

Weed the People

Scream On
The only real role of towns and cities is to figure out where patients will be able to buy, or not to buy, prescription pot.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 04, 2012

Prescription Pothole

For the sick in need of medical marijuana, it looks like the people will have to provide the relief that their representatives won’t
It seems strange to say that politicians lack the courage to pass a bill that's favored by the vast majority of their constituents. But that's where Massachusetts stands on its long, strange trip to legalize distribution of medically prescribed marijuana.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 25, 2012

Medical marijuana 2.0

In a tough political environment, the movement weighs a tricky reinvention
The medical marijuana movement has always had to be nimble.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 11, 2012

Photos: Freedom Rally 2011 at Boston Common

Mass Cann/NORML's annual Freedom Rally | September 17, 2011
Mass Cann/NORML's annual Freedom Rally comes to the Boston Common on September 17, 2011.
By K. BONAMI  |  September 19, 2011

Rolling Rally: Our guide to the 22nd Annual Freedom Rally

Make the most of your freedom
It would have been impossible — or at least boneheaded — to print this sort of treasure map a few years ago.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 19, 2011

Chafee’s number

Gubernatorial Scorecard
This week, we continue with a running feature, the Gubernatorial Scorecard. Every so often, we'll rate Lincoln Chafee from 1 to 10 on both the politics and substance of his most recent maneuverings.

Portland’s medical-pot prognosis: Keep patients waiting

The bloom is off the buds, that's for sure.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 20, 2011

Up in smoke?

Obama is threatening a medical marijuana crackdown in Rhode Island and across the country. Should Governor Chafee call his bluff?
Ten months after President Obama took office, his Justice Department issued a remarkable directive.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 19, 2011

Higher education, with joint enrollment

Summer school
When he's teaching pot-growing classes at places like the Ramada convention center in Saco, Ray Logan doesn't use actual marijuana plants for demonstration — he substitutes basil or pepper plants, whatever's available that day from High Tech Garden Supply.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 15, 2011

Obama's medical marijuana crackdown

Weed Dept.
Rhode Island's medical marijuana community took another hit this week — only this time it didn't result in any healing.
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  May 04, 2011

Smoke Local

Where will marijuana fit into Maine's economy?
Lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, and . . . pot? As Maine's medical-marijuana program inches closer to business-as-usual, weed is on the verge of becoming a meaningful part of the state's economy — a budding piece of Maine's local, sustainable, pro-agriculture aesthetic.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 16, 2011

Mass pot reform blazes up

Legalize It
The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann) is hardly a stoned cadre of spliff-roasting slackers. They don't have that luxury.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2011

Election whoas

Never before have a I seen such a classist, racist, lock-step-thinking set of election results in my time living here, and I — OK, kidding; kidding. Just wanted to get a rise out of the people who still think I'm all "Maine is a mess" and "White people suck."
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 11, 2010

Illegal smile

What if toothpaste were as hard to get as medical marijuana?
Suppose you lived in an alternative universe, and you needed toothpaste, so you could brush your alternative teeth and look hygienic.
By AL DIAMON  |  August 11, 2010

Where to put the pot?

Scouting locations for Cumberland County's first medical-marijuana dispensary
With last week's decision that Northeast Patients Group, based in Augusta, has been chosen by state health officials to open the first medical-marijuana dispensary in Cumberland County, we have moved just a tad closer to having an actual functioning medicinal-pot system in Maine.
By KEGAN ZEMA  |  July 14, 2010

Where to put the pot: Our map

Pronounced "pot lend"
Scott Getchell's rendering of a site map for medical marijuana dispensaries in Greater Portland.
By SCOTT GETCHELL  |  July 14, 2010

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Reefer gladness at the Crowne Plaza

Thirty-five years ago, a doctor took Elvy Musikka aside and told her that she’d go blind from her glaucoma if she didn’t start smoking. Marijuana, that is.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 21, 2010

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Pot bill progresses in Augusta

C'Mon Doc ...
At the end of February, Topsham became the latest Maine community to consider moratoriums on medical-marijuana dispensaries in the wake of last November's election.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 10, 2010

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