Do cannabis regulators need to rein in focus? Concerns grow at State House

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he agrees with many of the concerns Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration have raised with the Cannabis Control Commission’s draft industry regulations, including the worry that regulators have bitten off more than they can chew by trying to simultaneously launch several different categories of marijuana businesses.

Marijuana black market could yield common ground for Baker, U.S. attorney

At the state level, where marijuana has been legalized for medical and other uses, stamping out the black market trade could bolster the regulated sale of the intoxicant, the governor said recently, and by extension sharpen the focus on efforts to beat back the fentanyl-charged opioid crisis.

Fed threats could be boon to early, steadfast Mass. pot investors

“There’s a different calculation in terms of what the risks are, no question. But there’s also a different calculation in terms of what the returns are because fewer people potentially will enter the business, therefore the potential returns are greater,” Steven Hoffman, chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission, recently told WGBH’s “Greater Boston.”

Social consumption, home delivery marijuana rules debated

The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working toward industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.

On Beacon Hill: Sins of the husband [+video]

All other dealings on Beacon Hill last week got blocked out like an eclipse by the bombshell report in The Boston Globe that Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s husband of one year, Bryon Hefner, had allegedly sexually assaulted at least four men. Plus, McGovern, Markey, marijuana money and tainted convictions.