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By adamg - 4/9/19 - 12:13 pm

The owners of a marijuana shop proposed for Maverick Square decided not to risk going before a zoning board short one member today and requested and got a deferral until July 9, to make their case before a full, seven-member board. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 10:42 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved marijuana shops at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall and 591 Albany St. in the South End.

In both cases, the approval does not mean the shops can actually open, only that they can now apply to the state Cannabis Control Commission, which would have to decide whether to grant licenses. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 4:21 pm

A decision by the mayor's office to approve two marijuana shops less than a half mile apart - in potential violation of a city ordinance - sparked an unusually volatile Zoning Board of Appeal meeting today, during which the board chairman slammed his gavel to the table to restore order at one point, not long after he yelled at a city councilor that she was out of order. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/19 - 5:14 pm

Brookline Police report things went pretty smoothly at the Brookline Village herbarium on its first day selling recreational marijuana:

BPD found limited disruption to area from 9 am opening, coordination went well. Schedule ahead worked, thus lines had less impact on pedestrian traffic. Mbta service not affected, heavy media presence. Overall successful 1st morning as a result of planning

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 9:23 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the owners of the medical-marijuana dispensary on Milk Street want to move to larger quarters at 304 Stuart St. - where the Mooncusser seafood restaurant is now - so that they can add a showroom to earn some of that sweet, sweet recreational-marijuana money. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 12:14 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports AAA Appliances on Centre Street, near the Monument, could be replaced by a pot shop, if approved by the city and state. The appliance store would then move somewhere else, either in JP or West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/19 - 4:19 pm

The state Cannabis Control Commission today granted permission to NETA to open its expand its existing medical dispensary in Brookline Village to sales of recreational pot starting Tuesday.

The dispensary is in the big old bank building at the corner of Washington Street and Rte. 9.

By adamg - 3/14/19 - 10:51 pm
Mike Ross explains marijuana proposal

Company lawyer and former City Councilor Mike Ross talks as company treasurer Brendan McKee listens.

A company about to open its first pot shop in Williamstown hopes to come to the other side of the state and turn a gardening and flower shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale into a dispensary that would offer pot to both medicinal users and people who just want to get high. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 5:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved pot shops proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Fenway and Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

The rulings mean the applicants can now go to the state Cannabis Control Commission to seek a license to open. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/19 - 10:53 pm
Edibles and money found at South Boston store

Photo of some of the confiscated goods by BPD.

The owner of King Smoke Shop, 600 East Broadway in South Boston, was arrested along with one of his clerks today on charges they were selling marijuana cigarettes, THC and edibles that included pot-laced gummy worms. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/19 - 1:12 pm

Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) today proposed giving minority Boston entrepreneurs a two-year head start on getting local marijuana licenses as a way to address past wrongs in the war on drugs and to help ensure at least some of the profits from the lucrative business stay local. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 3:14 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today unanimously approved a potrepreneur's proposal for a three-story building in Newmarket Square in which to grow what he says will be craft marijuana for both recreational and medicinal uses. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/19 - 2:36 pm

Best to put that stuff in neighborhoods better suited for it, like places where traffic and parking aren't issues, outraged South Enders, including one woman whose last name you'd think would indicate more sympathy for the idea, tell Compassionate Organics, the Boston Sun reports (yes, it's the company that won city approval for a medical dispensary on Newbury Street).

By adamg - 1/18/19 - 12:16 pm
Cabral, Ross and Linskey

Cabral makes a point at hearing as Ross listens. Linskey sits behind them.

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved what would be Boston's first recreational pot shop, in the old Hilton Tent City building on Friend Street, near North Station. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/19 - 11:09 am

Because of course the South End would get a boutique pot shop. The Boston Sun reports Compassionate Organics is proposing a small "neighborhood-based boutique dispensary" at 633 Tremont St. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 9:56 am

A company called Natural Selections is proposing a pot shop at 345 Washington St., near Chestnut Hill Avenue, in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/18 - 11:10 am
A lot of pot

Lot of pot. Photo by State Police.

State Police report arresting three Californians they say each arrived at Logan Airport with 50 pounds of pot in their luggage on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/18 - 10:33 pm
Before and after images of Roslindale pot-shop proposal

Mitch Rosenfield with current photo of building and rendering of proposed shop.

Three main types of people attended a community meeting tonight on a pot shop proposed for the intersection of South and Walter streets: People who support the idea of a locally owned shop, especially one in a long derelict storefront; people who don't object to the idea of a pot shop in Roslindale in general, just not at that location; and a smaller group of people who begged the would-be operators to think of the children and not open anywhere near families and Fallon Field. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 10:10 am

Pot-shop proposals are popping up like daisies across Boston:

On Tuesday, Jody Mendoza and her husband, Richy Peña, hold an outreach meeting for their proposed Mojos pot shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/18 - 12:47 pm

At 10:45 this morning, Leicester Police reported:

Cultivate's parking lot is currently full with a long waiting line to get into the lot. Plan accordingly.

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