Medical Marijuana Patients In Massachusetts Set To Regain Vape Product Access

Nov 7, 2019
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission member Jen Flanagan, at right, addresses marijuana vape products during a meeting. At left is commission member Shaleen Title.
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Medical marijuana users in Massachusetts are on track to regain access to vaping products next week.

Steven Hoffman, at left, chairman of the CCC, and DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel, at right.
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A Massachusetts Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that the emergency state regulations banning the sale of all vaping products "are very likely invalid" as they relate to medical marijuana patients.

New England Treatment Access in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A federal grand jury is looking into the mandatory agreements and payments between host communities and marijuana businesses in Massachusetts, according to a report in The Boston Globe

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Marijuana retailers in Massachusetts say the state's ban on vaping products is taking a bite out of their business. The vaping ban is also having an impact on the supply of legal weed.

Roger Taylor and Unmi Abkin at their restaurant in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
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A western Massachusetts couple with decades of experience in professional kitchens across the country run a renowned local restaurant. Now they’re releasing a cookbook, too.