After long wait, 1st legal marijuana shops on East Coast to open

By?Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton — nestled in Massachusetts’ scenic Pioneer Valley…

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Michigan, North Dakota weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest

DETROIT — Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. More than half the states have already legalized medical marijuana, and Utah and…

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No on Amendment X: Keep hemp legal and constitutional

Sure sounds like routine fine-tuning; Amendment X would “change the industrial hemp definition from constitutional to statutory.” Problem is, we have a constitution because we don’t trust politicians to pass statutes protecting our rights. How about this, for example? Let’s transform the right to freedom of speech from “constitutional to…

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Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found, in a study to be released on Thursday, that traffic accidents are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.…

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California Is The World’s Biggest Legal Cannabis Marketplace, But Problems Are Here

California Is The World’s Biggest Legal Cannabis Marketplace, But… From the outside, it seems that living in a place where cannabis is legal recreationally and medically is the ideal definition of utopia. But we have a long way to go when it comes to mitigating and undoing all the problems…

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