MARIJUANA

From legislation to legalization follow the local impacts of the cannabis industry.

Marijuana plants.
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The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has granted final licenses to a pair of independent testing laboratories. 

Marijuana plants.
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One of the last hurdles standing in the way of retail cannabis sales in Massachusetts is slated to be cleared this week.

New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Communities in central and western Massachusetts could soon host the first two retail marijuana shops on the East Coast. Police chiefs there are getting ready for the rush.

Marijuana Plant.
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Massachusetts marijuana regulators have issued final licenses to operators planning to open the state's first commercial pot shops, including one in Hampshire County.

Marijuana plants.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Two marijuana retailers in Massachusetts are slated to get their final licenses when the state Cannabis Control Commission meets on Thursday, enabling those businesses to soon sell marijuana to anyone over the age of 21.

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