MARIJUANA

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

From left seated in the same row in Hampden Superior Court: Springfield police officers Igor Basovskiy, Anthony Cicero, Daniel Billingsley, Christian Cicero and Jameson Williams.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

As we look back at news of the week, new Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood in Springfield, Massachusetts, left the door open to indicted officers returning to the job, if they are acquitted. 

Empty e-cigarette racks at Bird's Store in Florence, Massachusetts, the day after a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products went into effect in the state.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

Some retailers in Massachusetts are having to adjust with a ban in place on the sale of vaping products.

Lisa Black manages the retail space at INSA in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council on Monday night approved host community agreements for what would be the first non-medical marijuana shops in the city.

When Congress legalized hemp farming at the end of last year, CNN’s Harmeet Kaur wrote: “... if you try to smoke hemp, you'll probably just end up with a headache.”

Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Tuesday that he is partnering with a Woonsocket maker of CBD products that the retired football star credits with relieving his chronic pain from a bruising career.

Gronkowski, who walked away from the NFL in March at age 29, said at a news conference in New York that he will advocate for professional sports leagues to allow active players to use CBD products, which are generally banned.

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