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1.) Can certified 'Ganjiers' do for cannabis what sommeliers do for wine? Program aims to find out

"We’re creating an entirely new class of cannabis professional. Something that doesn’t exist in the industry today, to be a voice for true quality." Derek Gilman

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2.) Three in four California cannabis companies aren't licensed; $100 million might help

"I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t have our annuals by now. We’ve filled out all the forms. We’ve done everything.

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3.) Yes, there are 'marijuana mortgages' for California borrowers

At least one lender has opened the door to buying, refinancing and pulling cash out if your income comes from the marijuana industry

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4.) 3 ways to infuse cannabis into your favorite Thanksgiving recipes

Elevating your dishes means something different when you incorporate this very special ingredient on Thanksgiving.

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5.) Editorial: A stoned driver is an impaired driver

Stoned driving legislation has been a steady companion of sports betting bills on the Massachusetts Legislature’s back burner, where the flame is barely lit.

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6.) Medical marijuana laws in Colorado will be more strict starting Jan. 1. Here's how.

Colorado will impose stricter rules for the purchase of medical marijuana starting Jan. 1 following several months of deliberation over how to execute a new state law meant largely to limit young people's access to and abuse of high-potency THC products.

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

Gov. Charlie Baker, frustrated by lawmakers' inaction more than five years after the legalization of recreational pot, is making a second attempt to cut down on stoned driving.

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8.) Bills filed in state House, Senate would legalize medical marijuana insurance coverage

Medical marijuana, used to treat everything from chronic pain to Parkinson’s Disease to PTSD, is still not covered by medical insurance, a cost some say is prohibitively expensive to patients who rely on the drug.

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9.) Boston pot warehouse proposal slammed by religious, civic leaders

A group of religious and civic leaders plans to voice their opposition next week  to a proposed marijuana warehouse and courier service in Grove Hall, a neighborhood made up predominantly of people of color.

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10.) Marie St. Fleur and former prosecutor sue pot company, claiming nonpayment of wages

A Boston-area pot company that with much aplomb hired former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur and onetime Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Amy McNamee to run its operation apparently has had a spectacular falling out with the pair, who are now suing on allegations that the weed investors didn't pay them.

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11.) Budding business: Weed jobs success story in tight labor market

Some businesses have trimmed their hours, changed the way they serve customers, or hiked wages and sweetened benefits to entice applicants as the pandemic-influenced job market reshapes itself.

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12.) Colorado dispensary offering 1-cent joint deal to voters until Election Day

Go light up the ballot box then head to Native Roots to get this fire deal.

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13.) Boston Marathon bombing survivor on hope, pain and pot

Thousands of spectators will line Boylston Street in Boston on Monday for the running of the Boston Marathon, just like I did on a sunny afternoon in 2013.

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14.) Massachusetts farmers 'sidelined' at Worcester dispensary's farmer's market say industry equity programs need work

Farmers who say they have been boxed out of the lucrative cannabis industry due to the high costs of entry were confronted by police as they protested a so-called “Cannabis Farmers Market” event at a Worcester dispensary over the weekend.

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15.) Broomfield pauses lottery for marijuana licenses after outcry over application process

Broomfield has suspended a lottery it was scheduled to hold this month to award three retail marijuana licenses after the county received "considerable feedback" about who was applying and whether they were playing by the rules.

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16.) Illegal marijuana farms in Orange County show how toxic danger is spread through national forests

"It's a huge public health risk," says an official dedicated to the environmental cleanup of illicit marijuana operations throughout the state.

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17.) Justin Bieber-branded bud comes to Bay State

If you’ve ever heard Justin Bieber’s song “PEACHES,” you know he gets his peaches out in Georgia, and his weed from California.

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18.) Battle for Broomfield's three marijuana retail licenses spurs accusations, lawsuit

Twenty six applicants are jostling for one of three spots in a city that until now has banned all cannabis sales.

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19.) Aurora reverses itself on pot hospitality measure when second vote comes up short

Aurora appeared to extinguish the idea this week of being among the first cities in Colorado to allow people to smoke weed in lounges, tasting rooms and buses.

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20.) Woman pleads guilty to role in pot delivery business

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who worked for an unlicensed marijuana delivery company that had millions of dollars in revenue has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said Monday.

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21.) A month after California created a Department of Cannabis, reforms and challenges take shape

Director Nicole Elliott and industry stakeholders discuss what's changed, and what still needs to change, in the biggest legal cannabis market in the world.

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22.) Marijuana tourism is evolving in Aurora and Denver with legal tour buses, lounges

Aurora is eyeing the next -- and perhaps final -- frontier in the world of legal cannabis in Colorado, giving initial approval this week for smoking lounges, tasting rooms and tour buses.

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25.) Method Man brings cannabis line to Colorado just in time for Wu-Tang's Red Rocks show

Method Man partnered with a Boulder-based grow to brings Coloradans three strains of flower: Sweet Grease, Free MAC, and Orange Cookie Kush.

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