What’s that smell? California flower town’s shift to pot creates stink

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise. But change is in the air. And sometimes, they say, it…

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Colorado towns back ballot questions on marijuana business

NATURITA — Voters in a western Colorado town have approved allowing a variety of marijuana businesses, including stores for medical and adult-use recreational products, manufacturing facilities and cultivation facilities. Naturita voters also approved a municipal sales tax on those businesses Tuesday. Less than 100 people voted on each question, and…

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Caution and confidence in smaller California towns as recreational marijuana goes legal

Published: Dec 29, 2017, 9:32 am • Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 9:32 am By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post NIPTON, Calif. – In the high desert of eastern California, where a two-lane road and the rail tracks cross, sits a cluster of buildings that date to the turn of the…

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NBA-er Karl-Anthony Towns: Time for league to allow medical marijuana

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 7:59 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 7:59 am By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns believes the NBA should permit the use of medicinal marijuana. In an interview with ESPN published Wednesday, the 22-year-old Towns said he agrees with former NBA…

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Cannabis on the Cape: How Massachusetts water towns will welcome weed

Published: Oct 12, 2017, 6:19 pm • Updated: Oct 12, 2017, 7:38 pm By Christine Legere, Cape Cod Times Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts will be the first of the state’s nonprofit organizations to open a dispensary on Cape Cod, recently announcing plans to begin operation in a small, nondescript building…

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100 Massachusetts towns have voted for weed bans, moratoriums or zoning restrictions

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 7:51 am • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 7:53 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Many of the Massachusetts voters who opened the door to legal marijuana are closing the door to pot shops that want to operate in their communities, raising questions about…

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Colorado towns face lawsuits over points-based marijuana licensing systems

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 6:04 am • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 7:40 am By John Aguilar, The Denver Post Cities and towns in Colorado have devised all sorts of ways to decide how many pot shops can open and where, but two communities using a points-based system to evaluate and…

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