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Tue
06
Sep

Higher Education: WPI offering Cannabis Certificate Programs this fall

There are four programs focusing on the industry: Cannabis Healthcare & Medicine; Cannabis Law & Policy; The Business of Cannabis; and Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is going green for the new semester.

The university in Worcester, Massachusetts, is partnering with cannabis education company, Green Flower, to offer four cannabis qualification certificates for those interested in pursuing a career in the growing industry.

“The Massachusetts market is growing so fast from a cannabis perspective and that really needs well-trained people to be able to supply the industry with high-quality talent,” Green Flower CEO Max Simon said.

Thu
25
Aug

Looks like Massachusetts is getting LIT

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There’s a new cannabis flower brand in Massachusetts, and it’s LIT. 

Ayr Wellness, one of the largest publicly traded cannabis companies in the United States, recently announced that it partnered with Lit to bring its line of cannabis genetics to its Massachusetts dispensaries.

Lit is the latest West Coast cannabis flower brand that is trying to make the jump to the East. Short for Lost In Translation, the brand was co-founded by Ray Schiavone, who originally launched it in Nevada with Tahoe Hydroponics Company. 

Mon
08
Aug

What is social consumption of cannabis, and when will it start in Massachusetts?

In the final hours of the legislative session in late July, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a sweeping cannabis bill aimed at boosting the industry. One of its provisions: tackling social consumption.

Once the bill becomes law, cannabis cafes will be one step closer to being able to open in the Bay State.

 

What is social consumption of cannabis?

Social consumption refers to being able to use cannabis on the premises where it was purchased. In other words, these establishments will be like bars, but for cannabis instead of alcohol. Instead of a pitcher of beer, customers can enjoy a blunt on a patio with friends at a cannabis lounge, or they can order an edible at a restaurant.

Thu
04
Aug

Massachusetts lawmakers OK measure to provide capital to social equity Cannabis Licensees

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign into law S.3096, a measure aimed at supporting the 900 people harmed by the War on Drugs that have been enrolled in the commonwealth's social equity program as well as future members of the program.

The measure sets aside 15% of the revenue in the state's marijuana regulation fund generated by cannabis businesses to provide capital to social equity licensees. Cities and towns would have to prioritize equity applicants. The measure also includes language to pave the way for municipalities to incorporate social consumption lounges into communities for the first time.

Wed
20
Jul

Doobie expands cannabis delivery services to Massachusetts and launches the first direct-to-consumer delivery solution in the state

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Doobie launches recreational cannabis delivery to customers throughout Massachusetts and begins Doobie Direct for leading beverage brand, Cann.

Doobie, a multi-state cannabis delivery service, has officially expanded its delivery services to the Massachusetts market. Additionally, Doobie launched the first and only Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) delivery solution for brands in the state through Doobie Direct.

Tue
19
Jul

Cannabis brand Fernway introduces groundbreaking recycling initiative to accompany new Traveler vapee

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 Fernway, the top-selling recreational cannabis vape brand in Massachusetts, has announced the Fernway Recycling Program, a first-of-its-kind green initiative to accompany the launch of Fernway's new Traveler vape.

Thu
07
Jul

AE Global opens AE Global Boston office, continues to invest in cannabis packaging infrastructure in emerging markets

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Leading CPG packaging company expands cannabis division to scale support in MA, NJ, PA, NY, RI, ME and CT

AE Global (AEG), a custom packaging design company and supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Miami, today announced the launch of a New England office, called AE Global North, to better serve the rapidly growing northeast cannabis markets.

Mon
13
Jun

We need to reduce barriers to starting a cannabis business

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“Our goal is to help others get into the business as well. If we can help others avoid the pitfalls, we would gladly do it.”

Mon
13
Jun

Ayr receives final license to sell adult-use cannabis in Watertown, the company’s second approved adult-use dispensary in Greater Boston

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Ayr Wellness (“Ayr” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, announced that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC” or the “Commission”) has granted a final license for the sale of adult-use cannabis at its AYR Watertown dispensary in Greater Boston. The CCC voted to grant the final license at its meeting on June 9, 2022.

“With our approval today to open our Watertown dispensary, Ayr will soon have two adult-use dispensaries serving Greater Boston, which has historically been under-served in access to adult-use cannabis,” said Jonathan Sandelman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ayr.

Wed
01
Jun

New cannabis testing to help growers manage, prevent microbial outbreaks

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MCR Lab’s new Environmental Monitoring Testing Suite can pinpoint contamination causes & identify effective solutions

Local cannabis testing laboratory MCR Labs has released a new testing suite designed to diagnose microbial issues and determine the best path forward for successful remediative measures.

This new service can prevent future outbreaks by allowing cultivators to monitor their grow environment closely for any potential contamination sources, avoiding a full-on outbreak altogether.

“It’s really a game changer for growers, as microbial outbreaks are not an ‘if’ but a ‘when’ issue,” said Jonathan Wani, MCR’s director of Business Development.

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