Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Group sues Massachusetts over marijuana vaping, e-cigarette ban

A national vaping industry trade organization is asking a federal court to end the vaping ban in Massachusetts, which is intended to halt sales of cannabis vape products as well as e-cigarettes for at least four months. The Vapor Technology Association, which focuses on nicotine-containing vapor products, filed the lawsuit asking a judge to put a […]

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Tilt Holdings founders to forfeit stock options with cannabis firm

Tilt Holdings, a Massachusetts-based marijuana company, said it reached an agreement with six of its founders to forfeit their stock options. The company said approximately 60 million options were forfeited. The options were associated with more than $47 million of expenses during the second quarter of Tilt’s fiscal 2019. Tilt reported a net loss of […]

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Week in Review: Momentous marijuana banking vote in US House, vape crisis fallout, MA approves MJ cafes/delivery & more

The U.S. House passes a cannabis banking bill with strong bipartisan support, Massachusetts is the first state to nix the sale of all tobacco and marijuana vaping products, a Washington state man sues half a dozen MJ vape companies for allegedly causing his lung illness – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. […]

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Massachusetts regulators say yes to marijuana cafes, home delivery

Massachusetts regulators approved two new types of licenses that could be a boon to marijuana businesses in the state – cannabis cafes and home delivery. The Springfield Republican reported that the Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 to allow social consumption of recreational marijuana at cafes as well as delivery of adult-use cannabis to residences. Both licenses […]

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Capitalizing on marijuana markets with limited rivals: Q&A with Tilt Holdings interim CEO Mark Scatterday

Cannabis cultivation companies with a foothold in “constrained” markets – those with relatively few licenses such as Massachusetts – have a natural advantage, thanks to limited competition and marijuana supplies. Massachusetts-based Tilt Holdings is one such company. Tilt has multiple businesses that, among other things, offer cannabis-related technology and operate cultivation centers and retail stores […]

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Two plead guilty in Massachusetts marijuana license extortion case

Two men who authorities allege extorted money on behalf of the mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, from companies seeking to obtain a state license to operate cannabis retail businesses have pleaded guilty. Antonio Costa, 51, of Fall River, and David Hebert, 54, of Westport, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of extortion, conspiracy […]

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How state cannabis regulatory agencies across the U.S. have responded to the vaping health crisis

State regulators overseeing the legal marijuana industry are adopting a wait-and-see stance as the industry determines what exactly is causing the health problems related to vaping, although California has come down more decisively against vaping of all forms. For the most part, regulators in more than a half dozen states are reacting cautiously while public […]

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Massachusetts testing lab fined $225,000 for improper cannabis disposal

A cannabis testing facility in Massachusetts agreed to pay a $225,000 fine for improper disposal of marijuana products. The state Cannabis Control Commission approved the settlement with MCR Labs, MassLive.com reported. As part of the settlement agreement, the Framingham facility admitted that an employee put marijuana waste in an unlocked dumpster over four days in […]

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Week in Review: Cannabis vape crisis, CA banking bill fails, public corruption in MA & more

Sales fall for recreational marijuana vaping products as a health scare hits the mainstream media, a California marijuana banking bill dies but could return in 2020, a Massachusetts mayor is deposed for allegedly ripping off MJ firms – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Vaping crisis The pulmonary illness epidemic related to […]

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Massachusetts gov plans hands-off approach to any changes in marijuana rules

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will take his cues from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission on any proposed changes to the state’s marijuana law, in the wake of a high-profile political arrest centered around marijuana licenses. The Republican was asked if any changes were needed after Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was recently arrested on charges […]

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