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


Legalized Sea Foods: New England-based chain launches marijuana-themed marketing campaign

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The restaurant company said it’s launching a new marijuana-themed marketing campaign this week dubbed “Welcome to Legal.”

Your marijuana delivery is here — now smile for the body cam

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Critics are raising privacy concerns about proposed state regulations that could see cannabis consumers filmed inside their own homes by drivers wearing police-style body cameras.

Boston ZBA chair blasts City Council for ‘posturing’ in fight over marijuana buffer rule

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The City Council won’t confirm seven appointees to the shorthanded Zoning Board of Appeals until the candidates declare their stances on the city’s marijuana buffer rule.

Massachusetts marijuana regulators hit Curaleaf with record $250,000 fine

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The punishment by the state Cannabis Control Commission comes after the conglomerate completed a merger without first receiving permission.