First Boston pot shop, Pure Oasis, opens to small crowds

Nearly four and a half decades after the late Peter Tosh first sang “Legalize it, don’t criticize it,” his daughter Niambe McIntosh became the first person to buy recreational pot legally in Boston. “Of course: The sativa. We’re islanders; we’ve gotta have the sativa,” said McIntosh, who’d just done a…

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Boston’s first recreational pot shop opens three years after legalization vote

Boston’s first recreational marijuana shop will open Monday morning in Dorchester, bringing access to adult-use sales to into the city more than three years after voters approved recreational weed sales. Pure Oasis will open its doors at 11 a.m. Monday at 430 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester’s Grove Hall neighborhood.…

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Colorado’s first licensed cannabis R&D firm to study marijuana’s effect on Alzheimer’s disease

A Denver-based company hopes to be the state’s first to study the effects of marijuana on Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a newly available research and development license in the city. MedPharm Holdings plans to apply for a Denver marijuana R&D license to test delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and other…

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Aurora couple first to go to prison in connection with large-scale Colorado black market marijuana ring

An Aurora couple was sentenced in federal court this week for their role in a large-scale black market marijuana grow operation, the first people to be sent to prison as part of a massive Denver-area drug take-down announced last year. Huanyu Yan, 54, and You Lan Xiang, 50, received 36…

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Glendale plans to open Colorado’s first marijuana tasting room inside a replica jail cell

Patrons at the Smokin Gun dispensary in Glendale will be among the first in Colorado to have a place to socially smoke marijuana when the pot shop opens an onsite tasting room this spring. Smokin Gun, billed as a late-night dispensary and anti-Prohibition museum, is planning a tiny onsite tasting…

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Illinois Rakes in Nearly $20 Million in Revenue in First 12 Days of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales

Cannabis Success in Illinois: Illinois Rakes in Nearly $ 20 Million in Revenue in First 12 Days of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales  Illinois has officially joined the cannabis revolution with its first two weeks of legal recreational marijuana sales totaling $ 19,709,345.10. The advance comes after years of hard work…

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FDA Approves First Human Trials with Cannabis (Fails to Realize 200,000,000 Humans Currently Use Cannabis)

FDA Approves First Human Trials with Cannabis, Fails to Realize 200,000,000 Humans Currently Use Cannabis Although the history of cannabis in America is mixed with wonderful developments in cultivation and technologies, the FDA and other federal agencies have continually hindered the development of the industry. This cannot be ignored, as…

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