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In Massachusetts, First Legal Cannabis Sales ‘Felt Like Clockwork’

NORTHAMPTON, MA — Despite chilly temperatures and bouts of freezing rain, operators at New England Treatment Access (NETA) are declaring the first day of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts a true success. RELATED STORY Massachusetts Cannabis Stores Open: Leafly’s Live Coverage Customers have been steady all day, necessitating long outdoor lines that sometimes stretched multiple […]

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Sales Cleared for Launch

This story has been updated. More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis in the state, regulators have officially given the OK for retail stores to open their doors next week. The Northampton store has announced it will open for adult-use sales on Tuesday. Two shops—New England Treatment Access (NETA), in Northampton, and Cultivate, […]

Cannabis legislation in Ontario expected in late September

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government is expected to introduce legislation to regulate the recreational cannabis industry in late September, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter. The legislation could be introduced within days of the start of the fall session on Sept. 24. Last month the new government reversed the previous provincial government’s commitment […]

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California congressional aide accused of promising to “make things happen” to keep an illegal pot shop in business was convicted Thursday of taking a $5,000 bribe. The conviction came after Michael Kimbrew, 44, pleaded not guilty in federal court last year to one count each of attempted extortion and […]