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California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market

13 hours 21 min ago

Millions go to child care, public safety and research, but growth stagnates as regulated industry struggles to compete.

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California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 13:53

Millions go to child care, public safety and research, but growth stagnates as regulated industry struggles to compete.

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Police jail woman who paid $5,000 bail with marijuana-scented cash

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 13:22

A Louisiana woman was arrested on drug charges after police determined the $5,000 cash she used to post an inmate’s bail had a “strong odor of marijuana.”

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

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 22:56

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.

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

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 23:23

Boston's first recreational marijuana shop will open Monday morning in Dorchester, bringing access to adult-use sales to the city after patrons had to wait in long lines at Brookline's dispensary or head outside city limits.

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Police arrest 2 Bay Area men suspected of selling marijuana to high school students in Marin

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:41

The suspects were identified as Diego Armando Kane-Sorto, 19, of Petaluma and Miguel Moises Hernandez, 22, of Richmond.

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First recreational pot shop in Boston to open Monday

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:43

The first Boston pot shop has the green light to open up Monday. Pure Oasis will begin selling recreational marijuana products at 430 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester at 11 a.m. after the state gave final approval on Thursday.

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Cannabis giant Curaleaf to acquire Colorado edibles maker BlueKudu

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 21:18

A Denver-based edibles manufacturer is being scooped up by a multi-state marijuana company in one of the year's first local business acquisitions.

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

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 13:54

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.

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Rocky Ford police officer accused of illegally confiscating marijuana is charged with distribution of the drug

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 00:15

A Rocky Ford police officer, accused of illegally confiscating marijuana during an active police investigation, has been criminally charged with distribution of the drug.

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

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 18:13

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.

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More than 80% of Denver teens say they don't use marijuana

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 13:15

In total, 57% of teens reported they have never used marijuana, down from 59% the previous year.

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Marijuana use is rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 16:40

In 2006, only 0.4% of seniors over 65 reported using marijuana products in the past year, they said. The newly published study found that by 2015, the number had doubled to 2.4%.

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NFL player arrested for allegedly possessing 157 pounds of marijuana in a rental car

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:46

Cleveland Browns player Gregory Robinson was arrested after US Border Patrol agents found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car, officials said.

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Colorado won't stop employers from firing workers for using weed off the clock

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 01:14

Colorado legislators decided Wednesday not to advance a bill that aimed to protect employees from being fired for using marijuana in their personal time.

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Colorado marijuana sales hit a record $1.75 billion in 2019

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:10

The 2019 marked was the most lucrative 12 months for cannabis sales since Colorado legalized adult-use in 2014.

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Feds bust suspected Pittsburg/Atlanta pot trafficking ring; alleged money launderer arrested in Bay Area

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:12

A man was arrested in the Bay Area for allegedly laundering money for a pot trafficking ring.

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Marijuana banking bill gets pushback from Colorado's Buck, Lamborn

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 22:38

Twelve members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two from Colorado, are publicly pushing back against a federal bill that would give legal cannabis businesses access to banking services.

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Police found more than 1,400 marijuana plants inside a building in Northern California

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:10

A man was arrested in West Point, California, after authorities discovered 440 pounds of illegal marijuana inside a building, the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office said.

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