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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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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“It’s a very tense situation”: Maryland dispensaries off to bumpy start with shortages, closures

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm By Fenit Nirappil; Aaron Gregg; and Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries finally opened this past week after years of delay, but many are running out of the drug as limited supply is struggling…

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Israel Will Start Shipping Cannabis Around The World

Will FDA Allow Israel Be The World’s Source Of Legal Cannabis? A long-time pioneer in cannabis research and biotechnology, Israel now wants to start exporting cannabis to the rest of the world, according to a Bloomberg article. Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek hospital is conducting a research program to develop cannabis-based medicine…

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Marijuana tax revenues start in 2018, but the real work starts now, proponents say

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 1:28 pm By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily EAGLE — The day after Election Day, Chris Lindley was smiling as he picked up campaign signs. It’ll be his easiest task for the foreseeable future, after helping pass Eagle County’s new…

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Maine officials say they will start surprise inspections on medical marijuana

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 8:53 am By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is cracking down on the distribution of medical marijuana by allowing surprise inspections and implementing a new patient tracking system. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued…

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Why Ohio growers may have to break the law to start medical marijuana crops

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 8:54 am By Josh Sweigart, Dayton Daily News When Ohio officials award licenses next month allowing two dozen companies to cultivate medical marijuana, the growers will have almost a year to build facilities and produce their first crop. But…

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Recreational sales could start this weekend in another big Nevada city

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 2:34 pm • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 2:53 pm By The Associated Press HENDERSON, Nev. — A city outside Las Vegas has approved the sale of recreational marijuana nearly four months after sales began across Nevada. The Henderson City Council on Tuesday approved applications from five…

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