Is Dracut Ready to Go to Pot?

Is Dracut Ready to Go to Pot?

By: Brian Genest – Nov. 2018 Ready or not, here comes the weed. A company that wants to run a recreational marijuana dispensary in Dracut unveiled its plan at a community outreach meeting in town last month. GreenStar Herbals is expected to open the business on Pleasant Street, if granted a special permit by the […]

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

We Support The Osgood Project ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (Jan. 2018)

For once, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts got something right… at least for a while. Decriminalizing marijuana in Massachusetts as the state did several years ago, only made sense. It released local and state law enforcement to focus on more serious and violent crimes. It helped ease the overcrowding in our state prisons. And it relieved […]

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

Rep. Moran (D), On Increasing Minority Pot Dispensaries and Lawrence’s Pot Ban

By: Tom Duggan – July 29, 2017 Last week the Lawrence city council voted to ban the sale of marijuana within the city limits. The unanimous vote (9-0) came after a full night of public debate and discussion from Lawrence residents with impassioned pleas on both sides of the issue. In the state ballot referendum […]

Senators Ask Justice Dept. to Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws

Senators Ask Justice Dept. to Uphold Existing Policy on State Marijuana Laws

Letter Expresses Concern Regarding Recent Remarks by Sean Spicer on Federal Enforcement Full text of the letter available here (PDF) Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, including Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Catherine Cortez […]

Haverhill Police Arrest Watertown Man Delivering Drugs Purchased on Medical Marijuana Website

Haverhill Police Arrest Watertown Man Delivering Drugs Purchased on Medical Marijuana Website

By: Tom Duggan, 11-20-14 Haverhill police arrested a Watertown man Thursday night on Computer Dr. with a ledger of distribution points, thousands of dollars in illegal drugs, and $1,656 in cash. Police say that John Rielly, (36) was delivering drugs to a woman who ordered them on-line through the website  “Boston Herbal Organization”. A press release by […]