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

Mass. health panel moves to lift ban on nicotine vape sales, passes new restrictions

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After a nearly three-month emergency ban on vape sales, Massachusetts stores are expected to resume selling unflavored nicotine vaping products Wednesday after state health officials approved new regulations.

Mass. health officials concede lung patients may have used illicit vapes, too

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One day earlier, state officials said six people who got ill had used regulated marijuana vapes.

Six with lung illness linked to regulated marijuana vapes, state says

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The Massachusetts patients with probable — but not confirmed — cases of vaping-related lung illnesses reported using regulated products from state-licensed marijuana companies, state health officials revealed Thursday night.

Walsh signs marijuana ordinance at City Hall ceremony

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The event marked a somewhat remarkable evolution in tone, if not in opinion, by Walsh, a strong opponent of legalization in 2016.