HEALTH

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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The new fiscal year started on Sunday, but Massachusetts does not have a budget in place. This makes the Bay State the only state in the nation without one. 

New England Residents Cope With Heat Wave

Jul 3, 2018
Justin Esiason, with the town of Amherst Conservation Department, offers water to people swimming at Puffers Pond in Amherst, Massachusetts on July 1, 2018, when temperatures reached in the high 90s.
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A heat advisory is still in effect for much of New England. Health officials urge people to take precautions against the extreme heat.

A box of joints branded as Dogwalkers are sold at Rise, a marijuana medical dispensary in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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A day that many people have long pushed for in Massachusetts finally arrived. If you’re over 21 it’s legal, now, to buy marijuana in a store licensed by the state. But the illegal market isn’t expected to go away anytime soon.

An F-15 jet at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Massachusetts.
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The city of Westfield, Massachusetts, is moving ahead with a plan to address contaminated water. 

It’s not clear when you’ll be able to walk into a store and buy recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, but the where will likely be one of the state’s existing medical marijuana dispensaries.

And that means dispensaries will operate two systems — recreational and medical — under one roof.

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