Ads on Craigslist in Western Massachusetts are selling plastic bags for prices ranging from $20 to $325. The seller maintains the pot inside is a legal gift. The ad appeared after a new law went into effect allowing people in the state to possess and give marijuana as a gift.
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan said not much will change in the police approach to people using and possessing small amounts of marijuana. That’s been decriminalized for almost eight years.
As Massachusetts continues to grapple with heroin overdoses, the conversation in Greenfield Friday morning turned to rehabilitation and job training.
The Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory in Springfield now includes a new drug testing facility that officials say should reduce a backlog in drug evidence cases.
An overflow crowd at Greenfield Community College packed a conference on opiate abuse and addiction in western Massachusetts Monday. The gathering included several calls for new state funding for addiction treatment.