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Buzz kill: Massachusetts’ pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

BOSTON (AP) — Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much. Recreational shops reopened this week in Massachusetts with strict regulations after being ordered shut down the past two months. Now, some worry that state officials could simply shutter them again if there’s a […]

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Milpitas council kills cannabis sales tax measure proposal

MILPITAS — After briefly reviving the idea of potentially placing a cannabis business sales tax measure on the November ballot, the Milpitas City Council has killed the proposal. The council on Tuesday night was scheduled to consider both a cannabis business sales tax measure, as well as a general sales tax measure, but ultimately decided […]

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How Denver businesses plan to deal with face mask enforcement

Beginning Wednesday, any customer entering a Denver business will be required to put on a mask. That part is straightforward. But what happens when people refuse to do so? It’s a question that cities and states around the country are grappling with as mandatory mask orders become more common to help slow the spread of […]

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Milpitas City Council to again weigh cannabis sales tax ballot measure

MILPITAS — Despite voting in late 2018 to ban marijuana businesses in the city, the Milpitas City Council will discuss Tuesday whether it should put a marijuana business sales tax measure on the November election ballot. The issue of whether to sanction marijuana business in the city has been contentious. Mayor Rich Tran, who supported the […]

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Second Colorado dispensary will soon begin offering marijuana delivery

Boulder will soon be home to two dispensaries legally delivering medical marijuana.

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Owner of High Times magazine scores 13 California marijuana dispensaries

By ALEX VEIGA | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — The owner of High Times is going to start selling marijuana after championing its use in the pages of its magazine for nearly half a century. Hightimes Holding Corp. said Tuesday is acquiring 13 dispensaries from Harvest Health and Recreation, one of the largest multi-state […]

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Chronic in the time of COVID-19: 4/20 goes digital

By Alice Wallace | CNN This year’s 4/20 was shaping up to be big. The high holiday honoring the cannabis plant was projected to draw record public celebrations and retail sales — a reflection of the grassroots movement evolution into a burgeoning US industry. Plus, at 4:20 pm on April 20, 2020, it is the […]

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This 4/20, munchie food deals replace the canceled cannabis celebrations

Perhaps you’ll be celebrating the 4/20 “holiday” in traditional fashion. You’re on your own finding deals for that. But if you end up with the munchies, a few restaurant chains are happy to help with deals. Naturally, non-tokers may take advantage of these discounts too. Del Taco is offering 10 of its Value Tacos for […]

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California’s marijuana 4/20 celebrations go virtual as industry adjusts to new reality

This Monday — and, really, all of April 2020 — was supposed to be big in the world of cannabis. Since 1971, when a group of Northern California teens started meeting at 4:20 p.m. each day to smoke weed and hunt for an elusive marijuana patch, the figure 420 has been tied to cannabis. And […]

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Denver risking tax dollars by “ineffectively” auditing marijuana businesses, city auditor alleges

Denver’s process for auditing marijuana businesses is inadequate and has potentially cost the city countless tax dollars allocated for public service programs, the city auditor alleged Thursday.

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