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By adamg - 3/4/21 - 9:30 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the neighborhood's first legal marijuana emporium opens March 13 in Hyde Square, where the bowling alley used to be.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 11:42 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Core Cannabis Dispensary, in the Hyde Square basement where the Bella Luna bowling alley used to be, is planning a soft opening March 6 of both its dispensary and its marijuana social-justice museum.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 1:30 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the owner of Antonio’s HiFi Pizza and Bosburger in Fields Corner to open a recreational marijuana mart at 43 Freeport St. in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 1:00 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed marijuana mart at 829 Boylston St., between the Apple Store and the Walgreens, across from the Mandarin Oriental. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 11:42 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed cannabis shop at 882 South St., next to Hong Kong 888 - but ordered it shut on Sundays because it's mainly in a residential neighborhood. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/8/21 - 10:39 am

A national marijuana chain that wants to open a shop and cannabis-products manufacturing facility in Hyde Park tried last night to convince a skeptical president of the local neighborhood association that its place wouldn't mean the quick end to a smaller cannabis outlet proposed a few doors down by three local entrepreneurs. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 9:36 am

Lowkey Dispensary | Dorchester | Boston

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans for a marijuana shop at 571B Washington St., next to the Citizens Bank, in Codman Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 11:20 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Patriot Care to add fun pot to the wares at its Milk Street dispensary, which had been selling products just to people who have prescriptions for the past five years. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 1:59 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a medical dispensary in the basement of 1524 VFW Parkway, underneath Town Line Liquors and the Amazing sex-toys shop. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board this week approved the transformation of Mary Ann's, once Cleveland Circle's premier sticky-floor bar, into a recreational marijuana shop. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board this week reversed its earlier denial of plans by an out-of-state chain to turn a former pasta factory on Hyde Park Avenue into a marijuana shop just a block up the street from another shop that would be run by three local entrepreneurs. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 11:00 am

The state's highest court today rejected an injured worker's request that the company that paid him worker's comp pay for his purchases of the medical marijuana that eased his pain following complications from surgery for a work-related injury. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board yesterday approved a proposal by the city's first medicinal-marijuana dispensary, on Milk Street, to add recreational pot to its offerings and approved a number of proposed pot shops from East Boston to Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 1:16 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board yesterday voted to approve a proposal for a pot shop on Hyde Park Avenue by three local entrepreneurs and to reject a plan for a dispensary a block away by a company based in Arizona. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 10:46 pm
Rendering of proposed Evergreen shop

Rendering of proposed Evergreen shop on Hyde Park Avenue.

Over nearly five hours today, the Boston Cannabis Board heard from companies seeking to open nine pot shops across the city, from Rte. 1A in East Boston to Brookline Avenue across from Fenway Park to Washington Street in Roslindale, but none proved more contentious than a proposal from a company with 38 dispensaries in the US for a shop on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park - about a half block away from where three local residents have proposed a pot shop of their own, well within the half-mile limit the city says it has for minimum separation between pot shops. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/20 - 8:57 am

Cambridge Day reports Raj Dhanda wants to lease some space in his Crimson Galleria mall building for a pot shop. Just three years ago, Dhanda sued over a proposed pot shop, which he accused - along with the city - of ruining his business and violating the federal anti-racketeering law. Dhanda now says he was misinformed; a "substantial payment" to settle the suit possibly helped.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 10:24 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a meeting on Sept. 17 on the proposal for 1 Faneuil Hall Square, which is that modernish building adjacent to the historic hall and the Sam Adams taproom.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 9:20 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the opening of Boston's second pot shop, Berkshire Roots, on Meridian Street.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 4:29 pm

COVID-19 Update: April 8, 2020

At his daily press conference, Gov. Baker said that while he's still hoping the federal government will come through with the hundreds of ventilators it promised Massachusetts a little over a week ago, he's not counting on it keeping its word. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 1:58 pm

Law360 reports the operators of several marijuana stores have sued Massachusetts over Gov. Baker's determination they are not "essential" and so must remain shut until at least May 4.

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