Category Archives: Boston

Boston Green-Lights Independent Cannabis Board To Boost Diversity In Industry

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is overhauling its process of reviewing marijuana businesses to boost involvement of minority entrepreneurs in Massachusetts’ burgeoning pot industry. The City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance calling for the creation of an independent Cannabis Board to oversee local review of prospective marijuana businesses. The proposal by Councilor Kim Janey also […]

Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Boston In Cannabis Corruption Investigation

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the City of Boston for records in a continuing investigation into possible corruption in Massachusetts’ fledgling cannabis industry. The action makes Boston the latest in a series of municipalities that are being investigated by the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling. The Boston Globe reports that the subpoena, a […]

VA Rejects Veteran’s Loan Application Over Job at Licensed Cannabis Business

If only this story was an outlier and federal prohibition didn’t continue to make life difficult for veterans, even in states with recreational cannabis. But the Boston Globe published an article today about how a 35-year-old disabled Massachusetts vet, his wife, and their two kids, have been thwarted in their housing search because the guy […]