Massachusetts OKs Recreational Licenses for Leicester, Northampton Dispensaries

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By Associated Press By, Bob Salsberg BOSTON (AP) — Regulators issued final licenses to operators hoping within weeks to open the first commercial cannabis shops in Massachusetts. The Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-0 on Oct. 4, 2018, to issue the licenses to Cultivate Holdings in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton. Both… Read more »

U.S. Attorney: Marijuana Businesses Should ‘Feel at Increased Risk’ Despite Colorado’s Regulations

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By Associated Press By, Kathleen Foody DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said on Oct. 3, 2018, that… Read more »

Massachusetts May OK Licenses for 1st Retail Marijuana Shops

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By Associated Press By, Bob Salsberg BOSTON (AP) — Retail cannabis businesses in two Massachusetts communities could be the first in the state to receive final licenses from regulators to sell recreational marijuana. The Cannabis Control Commission scheduled the final licensing votes for its meeting on Oct. 4, 2018, and though approval would not allow… Read more »

Michigan Might Not Allow Marijuana, Alcohol to Mix

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By Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation going to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature would prohibit cannabis-infused alcoholic drinks in Michigan. The state House approved the bill Oct. 2, 2018, on a 101-4 vote. The measure would bar the use, possession, or sale of marijuana-infused beer, wine, liquor, and mixed drinks…. Read more »