To help them draft the ordinances, the city has set aside a budget to hire a consulting firm to “sit with professional city staff, our professional city planners and determine how many dispensaries are needed by this community, where should they go, who should the operators be, [and] how we select the operators,” said Olivier during the 12/14 City Council meeting.
Cannabis reputedly helps unlock the creative parts of your brain. Put that theory to the test with a pot-friendly night of art at Puff, Pass and Paint. The $39 cost includes all art supplies and instruction. Attendees must bring their own cannabis, but smoking, edibles, and vaping are all encouraged as part of the creative process and the social experience. The Colorado-based company offers classes in six states and the District of Columbia. In Boston, they’re available one weekend per month, and the company hopes to launch a weekly schedule soon. During the two-hour class, the instructor provides an example of painting and teaches participants how to re-create the artwork. Attendees are urged to follow their THC-heightened inspiration wherever it leads, says national director Tyler Joyner.
While the city Excise department has targeted the areas such as Dhoolpet, Mehedipatnam, Nanakramguda, etc., which are prone to ganja peddling, peddlers have found their ways to deliver the drug to specific location with the help of a phone call. Akhil (20) (name changed), a student from a reputed engineering college in the city, was addicted to the drug and is currently undergoing a de-addiction therapy.
And there are three different licensing agencies, depending on which segment of the industry is involved: the state Department of Food and Agriculture for cultivation operations, the Department of Public Health for the manufacture of cannabis products like edibles and ointments, and the Bureau of Cannabis Control for distribution, sales, and testing.