Dan Adams

Dan Adams is a cannabis reporter and author of the “This Week in Weed” email newsletter — the irreverent and definitive insider’s diary of legalization in Massachusetts. A graduate of Emerson College and eight-year veteran of the Globe, Dan previously covered breaking news, municipal politics, business, and the alcohol industry. He was a member of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt, and drew acclaim for his investigation into illegal “pay-to-play” tactics by major brewers and beer distributors. Since being named the Globe’s first-ever dedicated cannabis journalist in 2017, Dan has embedded himself in the marijuana community and spotlighted the concerns of marginalized groups, while holding the industry and government officials to account. He has moderated numerous panels, served as a speaker and emcee at national marijuana conferences, and appeared on public radio and network television.

Latest stories

Local business sues Amesbury, alleging mayor unfairly blocked marijuana application

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CKR Natural Solutions says Amesbury officials asked the firm to cover the cost of repaving and widening a busy rotary.


Mass. marijuana industry is mostly corporate and white. Inside one Boston battle to change that


The race to open Mattapan Square’s first pot shop raises questions about trust and who gets to cash in.


‘They’re completely making it all up as they go along’ — insiders fume over Boston marijuana licensing

By , Globe Staff

Are Boston officials just making this up as they go along?

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Massachusetts marijuana regulators investigating whether companies violated license limits

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State regulators said they are investigating whether large marijuana companies are violating license limits and potentially making it harder for independent entrepreneurs to compete.