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Massachusetts Court: Roadside Drunk Driving Tests Not Valid for Cannabis

Massachusetts' highest court ruled Tuesday that field sobriety tests typically used in drunken-driving cases cannot be treated as conclusive evidence that a motorist was operating under the influence of marijuana.

Boston Freedom Rally Draws Thousands to Celebrate Legalization

Longtime advocates, veterans activists, patients, allies, even Potsquatch and a mayoral candidate came out to enjoy a new era.

Massachusetts Cannabis Regulators Meet Publicly for 1st Time

The newly appointed board that will regulate marijuana in Massachusetts met publicly for the first time Tuesday, more than 10 months after voters voted to legalize recreational cannabis.

Massachusetts Officials Seeking Candidates for Cannabis Board

The race is on to assemble the five-member board that will oversee recreational and medical marijuana in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge

A top Senate Republican and some outside lawyers worry a key provision in the measure could be unconstitutional.

Massachusetts Cannabis Law Overhaul Calls for Up to 20% Sales Tax

Lawmakers also compromised on the dispute over local control of cannabis shops.

The Haymaker: That’s the Smell of Jobs and Freedom, Boston

Who let the skunks out? Suddenly the scent of cannabis is all over the city. Here's how to handle it, Beantown.

Talks Stall as Deadline Looms for Massachusetts Cannabis Bill

Talks between the House and Senate over a compromise marijuana law appeared stalled Friday, even as lawmakers faced a self-imposed deadline for delivering a bill to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk.

Massachusetts Update: Sorting out the Cannabis Conundrum

After a week of sharp divisions over the future of the state's adult-use cannabis law, it's now up to a committee of six lawmakers to sort everything out.

Massachusetts Senate Passes Cannabis Bill Calling for Revisions to Law

The Senate passed a bill Thursday calling for revisions to the voter-approved adult-use cannabis law, setting the stage for negotiations with the House.

Massachusetts Whiplash: Cannabis Tax Pulled Back to 12%

The debate over Massachusetts' recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on cannabis.

The Best Things to Do on the East Coast for 4/20

Things are looking up for the East Coast after legalization and the events for 4/20 are starting to ramp up! Check out what's happening this year in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Advocates to MA Lawmakers: Don’t Amend Cannabis Law Just Yet

Backers of legal cannabis urged Massachusetts legislators to hold off, at least for now, on making any changes to a law voters approved in November.

Group Urges MA Lawmakers to Hold off on Cannabis Law Changes

The group behind a ballot initiative that legalized recreational cannabis in Massachusetts is now urging state legislators to keep the new law intact.

MA Speaker: Use Cannabis Taxes to Help Fight Opioid Addiction

A Democratic lawmaker who opposed legalization now wants to use tax revenue from legal cannabis sales to help fund the state's opioid crisis.