Naomi Martin

Naomi Martin covers the politics, business and societal impact of marijuana legalization. A Massachusetts native, Martin joined the Globe in 2018 from The Dallas Morning News, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the July 7 murders of five police officers.

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Mass. banned vape sales more than two months ago. And now business in N.H. and Maine is booming

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Along the border in New Hampshire and Maine, sales of nicotine and cannabis vaping products have surged since Sept. 24, when Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker banned both. “I’ve come up at least four or five times,” said one Mass. resident.

Baker shortens e-cigarette ban but signs law restricting sales of flavored tobacco, vaping products

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The governor framed the dual actions as Massachusetts stepping forward to protect public health amid a failure by federal officials to act.

Inside the Walmart of Weed: From rural Canada, Big Marijuana seeks to dominate global market

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The rise of corporate pot thrills Wall Street investors, but sparks fears of worsening inequality and a repeat of health problems seen with alcohol, tobacco, and addictive pharmaceuticals.

‘You are essentially condemning us’: In packed hearing, Baker administration hears from ex-smokers on vape sales ban

By , Globe Staff

It was the first time vape consumers could speak face-to-face with Governor Charlie Baker’s administration since Baker banned sales of nicotine and marijuana vapes in September.