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Mass. Marijuana

Mass. Marijuana is a podcast from Boston 25 News all about the business of bud. In this series, we'll follow along as Massachusetts, a state notorious for red tape and taxes, sets out to regulate the booming industry of recreational cannabis.

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The Cannabis Community

As the CCC set out to regulate and tax cannabis in Massachusetts, there was a community there ready to help guide them. This episode takes a look at the community that helped pass question four and what they did to help shape the rules.

15mins

19 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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Economic Empowerment?

The War on Drugs has been devastating to minority communities and even former President Jimmy Carter called it a total failure. But beyond a mere reversal of cannabis prohibition, Massachusetts is hoping to use its new regulations to help communities rebuild.

15mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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With its potential for pain management and indications that cannabis can be used to treat a range of conditions from epilepsy to Post traumatic stress, there’s a hope it could now be aimed at the opioid crisis. For years teenagers were warned marijuana was a gateway drug that would lead to the abuse of heavier substances, but with mounting evidence of its medical benefits -- some are now calling it the exit drug.

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6 Aug 2018

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The Green Rush

Cannabis is a booming industry and it seems like everyone wants in on the green rush, but is that feasible for the everyday entrepreneur? We take a look at some of the people taking on the barriers to entry for the marijuana industry.

11mins

31 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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The Harvest Cup

The Harvest Cup in Worcester was held in November of 2017. It was like a big coming out party for an industry that had been illegal just over a year before. We talk to competitors and organizers about what it meant to see Cannabis come out of the shadows.

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30 Jul 2018

Rank #5