MARIJUANA

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

Vermont State Police have disbanded a decades-old program that used military helicopters to spot illicit cannabis farms from on high.

Marijuana products on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

A third retail marijuana shop is set to open in Massachusetts. 

Members of the Progressive Caucus in the Connecticut House of Representatives say they’ll push to legalize and tax recreational marijuana sales to adults. They say it’s part of their legislative agenda for the upcoming session that begins on January 9.

Boston city councilors are trying to prevent marijuana businesses from becoming like lots of other industries in the city — mostly white and, as they said Tuesday, “inequitable.”

A cannabis plant on a display screen at New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Steven Senne / Masslive / Masslive.com/photos

Northampton, Massachusetts, is home to one of the first two recreational marijuana stores open in the state. But that could be just the beginning of the pot industry's presence in the city.

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