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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Paris Opens First CBD Coffee Shops, French Government Shuts Them Down

Paris Opens First CBD Coffee Shops, Then French Government Shuts Them Down Paris becomes the latest city to legally open cannabis “coffee shops”.  France, which has some of the harshest cannabis laws in the European Union, also has some of the highest cannabis consumption rates in the continent.  The fun…

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178 fake IDs taken since January 2017 from Breckenridge marijuana shops

Breckenridge pot shops are a bad place to try your luck with a fake ID, but plenty of underage tourists still haven’t gotten the memo. There have been 178 fake ID cases originating from Breckenridge marijuana shops since Jan. 2017, according to the town’s municipal court. The numbers vary widely…

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Michigan closed 210 medical marijuana shops in the last 2 weeks. Most were in Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators said Thursday that they ordered the closure of 210 medical marijuana businesses over a two-week period, largely because their owners failed to apply for a state license by a mid-February deadline or did not receive authorization from their municipalities. Most of the shops — 158…

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Munchies, meet Thin Mints: Girl Scouts will now allow cookie sales outside Colorado pot shops

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 2:21 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 6:28 pm By Lindsey Bartlett and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s a pairing as natural as milk and cookies, or beer and pretzels. The Girls Scouts of Colorado have decided it’s now cool to peddle their baked goods…

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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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Rush on at Indiana shops to snatch up CBD oil products before they’re pulled

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 2:38 pm • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 3:24 pm By The Associated Press KOKOMO, Ind. — Stores selling cannabis-derived oils in central Indiana are seeing a spike in sales after the state’s attorney general declared the products illegal with one limited exception. Kokomo store owner Joan…

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