Mass Hemp Isn’t To Blame, But Response To Synthetics Could Hurt Locals

Mass Hemp Isn’t To Blame, But Response To Synthetics Could Hurt Locals BY CHRIS FARAONE In late 2020, then-Gov. Charlie Baker signed a budget that included an amendment which opened the door for the sale of hemp products in adult-use cannabis dispensaries. Though hemp became legal in the Bay State in 2016 with the same successful ballot […]

What is Delta 8 and Why is it Flooding Shops in Massachusetts

A regulatory vacuum has spawned a multibillion-dollar trade in intoxicating hemp-derived products By Adam Piore Globe Staff,Updated January 31, 2024, 2:22 p.m. Paul Borde, founder of Primabee, showed off his PrimaBuzz gummies, which contain delta-9, the same intoxicant found in marijuana, and are sold at supermarkets.JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF It’s Catherine Dhingra’s job to worry about the youth […]

The Winners of the High Times Cannabis Cup Massachusetts

The Winners of the High Times Cannabis Cup Massachusetts: People’s Choice Edition 2023 The Massachusetts High Times Cannabis Cup People’s Choice Edition—now in its third edition—has wrapped up and we’ve narrowed down the winners. BYHIGH TIMES   JANUARY 16, 2024 Many of Massachusetts’ most exquisite cannabis products are smoked or consumed, but few are chosen. […]

Trade Roots – An Interview with Jesse Pitts & Carl Giannone

Originally featured in Fat Nugs Magazine Vol. 15. Enjoy the great articles and community at Wareham, Massachusetts, sits at the gateway to Cape Cod, one hour east of Providence, Rhode Island, and an hour south of Boston, Massachusetts. Hundreds of miles of shoreline, lighthouses, whale watching, nature and nostalgia attract four million tourists here […]

Trade Roots navigates a new world for an old industry

Leighah Beausoleil, Jan 2, 2024, Bright lights set to the “flowering phase” shine down on approximately 400 cannabis plants, mimicking the sunbeams of autumn through a tunable spectrum. It’s almost time to harvest.  But the trimmings of these leafy greens won’t be going far. The showroom contains approximately 400 cannabis plants. This is one […]

Through The Looking Glass At Trade Roots

Chris Faraone, November 10.2023   “You can see it, you can smell it, the only thing you can’t do from the old days is actually try it before you buy it.”   People entering Trade Roots in Wareham for the first time typically have two points of discovery. Most customers fix their eyes on […]


  Jeremiah MacKinnon, November 2, 2023 A coalition of cannabis businesses in Western Massachusetts has initiated a legal challenge against federal marijuana regulations, aiming to address the financial and operational hurdles imposed by the current state of the law. The lawsuit, filed against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, focuses on the restrictions that are […]


  Jeremiah MacKinnon,October 12, 2023 A local entrepreneur recently helped to draw attention to a section of law that could pave the way in allowing for the first social consumption establishments in Massachusetts. According to reporting from Talking Joints Memo, his efforts to unveil the language for the local petition process laid out in […]

Review: Trade Roots Live J1 Hash Plant Badder

August 26, 2022 This week I wanted to find some award-winning concentrate to try and thankfully it was not hard to find some. The Terpdown Throwdown Hometown Cannabis Awards had just happened and I learned that a social equity applicant Trade Roots won third place for one of their extracts. The J1 Hash Plant hybrid […]

Previewing ELEVATE northeast’s Live Social Equity Pitch Competition

Eric Casey Nov 30, 2022 Current and prospective social equity cannabusiness owners will descend on Worcester’s DCU Center on Thursday night, hoping to secure a big novelty check in Elevate Northeast’s first ever Social Equity Pitch Competition. The Shark Tank-style event will be giving away a total of $200,000, as ten finalists will be given […]

NBC Features Massachusetts in Cannabis Equity Story

May 5, 2022 NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson is a show on NBC that recently aired a story on social justice and equity in the cannabis industry. In part two of their series called “Pot Equity” the show focuses on Kobie Evans of Pure Oasis and Jesse Betts of Trade Roots. Commissioner Concepcion from the […]