Massachusetts cannabis capitalists exploit loopholes by “gifting” before sales start

Published: Feb 1, 2018, 8:56 am • Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 8:56 am By Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press BOSTON — The single bottle of juice delivered to your door will set you back at least $ 55. But the bag of marijuana that comes with it? On the house.…

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Maine House Leader suggests delaying cannabis sales another year

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 1:13 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 1:59 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican House Leader Ken Fredette is calling for the delay of recreational marijuana sales in Maine until next year, or until lawmakers approve needed regulations. A ban on retail cannabis…

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Los Angeles recreational marijuana sales could begin any day

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 4:58 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 4:58 pm By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff It may not be long now before the first legal recreational marijuana shops begin operating in Los Angeles. City officials last Friday started issuing temporary approvals to cannabis businesses, which allows…

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Colorado marijuana shops ring up nearly $120 million in sales in November

Published: Jan 10, 2018, 5:52 pm • Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The pace of Colorado marijuana sales in November continued to ease from a breakneck sprint to a brisk walk. Marijuana shops sold $ 119.6 million of recreational and medical cannabis —…

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Recreational marijuana sales kick off in San Francisco

Published: Jan 8, 2018, 8:54 am • Updated: Jan 8, 2018, 8:56 am By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — In San Francisco, a city long known for embracing weed, sales of recreational marijuana began Saturday. Six dispensaries confirmed Saturday that they’re selling recreational marijuana. They all received their state…

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More stories and pics from historic first day of recreational cannabis sales in California

Published: Jan 2, 2018, 4:03 pm • Updated: Jan 2, 2018, 4:05 pm By The Cannifornian (multiple Authors) Celebrating a major shift in cultural attitudes about cannabis — or just looking to enjoy the right to get high without legal entanglements — Californians lined up at dispensaries up and down…

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Photos: California launches legal recreational marijuana sales

Published: Jan 1, 2018, 4:28 pm • Updated: Jan 1, 2018, 4:29 pm By Brian Melly and Terence Chea, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — It wasn’t exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic…

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Select group of California marijuana stores prepare parties, stock shelves for start of sales

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 4:05 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 4:12 pm By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Live music. Free T-shirts. A “Fweedom” celebration with mystery prize boxes worth up to $ 500, and a shot at a behind-the-scenes tour. Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in…

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