New England Hemp

With Massachusetts legalizing adult-use cannabis, and Vermont and Maine seemingly on their way to do the same, it’s a very exciting time for cannabis proponents in New England. However, what’s even more exciting about the Northeast right now, is the burgeoning hemp industry coming out of rural Vermont and Maine. So, what is Hemp exactly? […]

Fall is here and legal cannabis is kicking off in New England

By Jim Marty, CEO I was asked to speak recently at the NECANN Conference in Providence, Rhode Island and spent the week visiting Bridge West clients around New England. As I drove through beautiful fall foliage, I had an opportunity to catch up on cannabis updates in this part of the country. The good news […]

Massachusetts Registered Marijuana Dispensaries: Should You Convert from Not-for-Profit to For-Profit?

On November 7, 2012, Massachusetts voters approved a measure to legalize medical marijuana. At that time, Massachusetts law required Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMDs) to form and operate as nonprofit corporations pursuant to Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) .c.180. In addition, M.G.L. c.180 had strict compliance requirements relating to transactions between RMDs, management companies, real estate companies, […]