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Weedology 101: College cannabis classes spring up across Massachusetts

Related Articles Your old weed dealer may be giving lectures at a professor’s podium sometime soon. Colleges across the region are turning to the pot business as a growth opportunity. “As a growing industry in Massachusetts, obviously, after legalization, the demand for jobs and highly qualified people skyrocketed — that’s what we were hearing from […]

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Kamala Harris: ‘Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed, right?’

Related Articles Kamala Harris used her first late-night network TV appearance since becoming vice president to reflect on how her life has changed since she got the job — including a shortage of emojis — and to talk up the need to vote in the midterm elections. Harris, appearing early Tuesday on NBC’s “Late Night […]

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Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana

Related Articles By ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color. Biden’s move also covers thousands convicted […]

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Ticker: Weed judges wanted for Cannabis Cup; Mt. Washington Observatory names new director 

Related Articles Cannabis connoisseurs living in Bay State are invited to flex their taste buds in a competition to choose the People’s Choice awards in the state’s edition of High Times’ Cannabis Cup. The glossy schwag mag is looking for up to 2,200 resinated residents to sample the best of the state’s locally grown bud […]

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Bus diver passes out, says he didn’t know gummies snacks loaded with pot

Related Articles A commercial bus driver has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn’t know were infused with THC. Jinhuan Chen appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court after being arrested at his home in Boston. Chen was driving 38 […]

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Ticker: ‘Borat’ drops suit over pot billboard; Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour, no animals 

Related Articles Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped his lawsuit against a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary that used an image of his character Borat on a billboard without his permission. A document filed in Boston federal court Tuesday said the two sides have agreed to dismiss the case brought last year by the “Borat” star. The […]

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Ticker: FDA moves to ban menthols; Senate stonewalls pot in Granite State

Related Articles The feds on Thursday moved on a long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people. “The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. The […]

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Massachusetts Senate passes sweeping pot reform bill

Related Articles The state Senate passed a sweeping cannabis bill that aims to clarify some terms of a ballot initiative first passed by voters in 2016, while promoting equity in the industry. “Unfortunately, many barriers continue to prevent those historically harmed by marijuana prohibition from entering the industry,” said Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, adding […]

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Police, driving groups back Baker bill to crack down on drugged driving

With substances like marijuana increasingly playing a role in impaired driving crashes, a string of law enforcement officials and their allies on Tuesday urged lawmakers to expand the tools available to rein in drugged motorists. The post Police, driving groups back Baker bill to crack down on drugged driving appeared first on The Cannabist.

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Charlie Baker again pushes stoned driving bill with drugged driving causalities on the rise

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