Innovative Industrial Properties Acquires Massachusetts Property and Expands Real Estate Partnership with Cresco Labs SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2020–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIP), the first and only real estate company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIPR) focused on the regulated U.S. cannabis industry, announced today that... Read more
For these Massachusetts marijuana retailers, opening during the pandemic brought new hurdles; ‘we’ve risen to every challenge’
Caroline Pineau had imagined that when she received a final license to open Stem, a recreational cannabis shop in Haverhill, she’d be sitting in the Cannabis Control Commission’s meeting room at Worcester’s Union Station. But instead, the celebration of receiving that license happened in her living room with her... Read more
Massachusetts parents in the market for legal recreational cannabis will have to leave their kids at home while making curbside pickups at dispensaries under guidelines clarified by state regulators on Thursday. The decision to ban individuals younger than 21 from cars making cannabis pickups comes despite the lack of... Read more
Massachusetts marijuana regulators to investigate attacks on retailers
The Cannabis Control Commission plans to review the security protocols of the three marijuana dispensaries that were broken into this week. Regulators said they would also analyze security requirements for the industry as a whole. Grove Hall-based Pure Oasis, Allston-based Mayflower Medicinals, and Patriot Care’s medical marijuana dispensary in... Read more
Cannabis dispensaries in Massachusetts began serving recreational marijuana customers again on Memorial Day following a two-month closure ordered to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Gov. Charlie Baker ordered recreational marijuana retailers to close in March, although medical marijuana dispensaries were deemed essential businesses and allowed to... Read more
Massachusetts Pot Shops Reopen; Customers Line Up For Curbside Marijuana Pickup
Long lines formed outside some Massachusetts pot shops Monday as recreational marijuana retailers were allowed to reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close in March. Customers can now order in advance and pick up their purchases curbside. A long line of cars wrapped... Read more
After being denied “essential business” status that could have kept them open during the coronavirus pandemic, Massachusetts’ recreational pot shops are about to re-open. For delivery anyway. Massachusetts’ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday detailed a plan to reopen the state, which includes the adult-use marijuana stores that have... Read more
With no recreational marijuana sales during coronavirus pandemic and thousands more medical patients, state and municipalities to see impact on tax revenue in Massachusetts
With recreational marijuana stores closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of medical marijuana patients has increased by the thousands in Massachusetts. Between the halt of adult-use sales since March 24 and additional medical marijuana patients who may not return to the recreational market, the state is poised to see an impact on... Read more
Marijuana shops in Massachusetts are still closed for the time being, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but when they do re-open, customers will eventually have the option to order their pot via delivery. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission said last week that it will soon up the application process... Read more
Marijuana delivery moves closer toward reality in Massachusetts
Recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts remain on pause in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, but state officials are moving toward making delivery an option for when they do resume. The Cannabis Control Commission announced last Thursday that it will make license applications available on May 28 for third-party companies... Read more

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