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Bay State Pot Companies Undergo Additional Scrutiny

Companies given provisional approval to run medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are being subjected to additional scrutiny by state health officials.

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Another Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Against Massachusetts

Another company that lost out in its bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts has sued the state, alleging its application was scored incorrectly.

It's the fourth lawsuit that claims the state awarded 20 provisional licenses too hastily

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Patrick: No Reset Of Medical Marijuana Proposals

Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.
 
    Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won't be until they verify all the information they provided in their applications

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DPH Requires Proof Of Local Backing Before Issuing Pot Licenses

State public health officials say proposed medical marijuana dispensaries will be required to verify they have support from local officials before they are granted final licenses.

The Department of Public Health on Jan

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Twenty Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded By DPH

State public health officials have approved the first 20 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, the first in Massachusetts under a voter-approved law.

The announcement was made Friday by the state Public Health Department, which had been reviewing applications from 100 finalists seeking to operate the dispensaries

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DPH Names Director Of Medical Marijuana Program

The administrator of community health care programs has been selected to lead the state's medical marijuana program.

The state Department of Public Health this week named Karen van Unen executive director of the program

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TSM - Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett listens to questions from Public Health professionals meeting in New Bedford
TSM - Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett listens to questions from Public Health professionals meeting in New Bedford

DPH Chief: Medical Marijuana Licenses To Be Awarded In Late January

 

The first medical marijuana licenses will be awarded in Massachusetts around the end of January.  That's the word from Cheryl Bartlett, the new state Commissioner of Public Health.

During a stop in New Bedford on Friday, Barlett said the process is moving ahead. She

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Mitchell Supports Marijuana Manufacture, Not Dispensary

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he supports a medical marijuana cultivation center, but not a retail dispensary in New Bedford.

In a letter sent to Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, Mitchell says after meetings with dispensary representatives and city officials, he feels a dispensary in the city would negatively effect neighborhood quality of life, crime rates, and the city's overall reputation

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TSM - Planning Board members hear from C.C.C.'s attorney, Valario Romano
TSM - Planning Board members hear from C.C.C.'s attorney, Valario Romano

Fairhaven Planning Board Recommends Marijuana Moratorium

Fairhaven officials remain optimistic, but cautious when it comes to a medical marijuana dispensary locating in the town.

The planning board held a public hearing Tuesday night, with Compassionate Care Clinics representatives, residents, and the board offering their opinions on the proposal

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TSM - Police Chief Michael Myers (C) speaks with representatives of "Companssionate Care Clinics" Monday night at Town Hall.
TSM - Police Chief Michael Myers (C) speaks with representatives of "Companssionate Care Clinics" Monday night at Town Hall.

Medical Marijuana Firm Outlines Plan For Fairhaven

Medical marijuana will soon become a reality in Massachusetts. 

Companies looking to operate a dispensary are eyeing communities that will welcome them.  One of those communities appears to be Fairhaven

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