Last November, Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana. There’s a long way to go before pot shops open in the state, but lawmakers move one step closer Monday.
Key budget leaders in the Massachusetts House have said no new “broad-based” taxes are needed for the next state budget, even though tax revenues for the current fiscal year keep coming up short.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are five weeks into a new two-year session, and things are off to a pretty slow start.
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Ads on Craigslist in Western Massachusetts are selling plastic bags for prices ranging from $20 to $325. The seller maintains the pot inside is a legal gift. The ad appeared after a new law went into effect allowing people in the state to possess and give marijuana as a gift.
A new, two-year legislative session begins this week. New lawmakers will be sworn in, but the balance of power won’t change.
A group of Massachusetts Senators, including Stan Rosenberg of Amherst, head to Minnesota to fact-find, this week.
As of December 15th, Massachusetts will join a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. These new laws create a unique set of issues for many colleges and universities.
In last week’s election, Governor Charlie Baker took strong stands on two major ballot issues, and both went the opposite way of what he would have liked.
The first real change — coming December 15th — will be the ability for adults in Massachusetts to grow up to six pot plants, inside, legally.
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan said not much will change in the police approach to people using and possessing small amounts of marijuana. That’s been decriminalized for almost eight years.
Much of the state-level focus this election season in Massachusetts has been on the four ballot questions.
Eight days to go before Election Day — but already hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents have cast ballots during the state’s first-ever early voting period.
The first in our series of debates on the four ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 4 asks voters whether to legalize recreational marijuana.
This ballot question on charter schools has attracted by far the most cash out of the four that’ll appear on ballots statewide.