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1.) Ticker: 'Borat' drops suit over pot billboard; Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour, no animals 

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.

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2.) PHOTOS: Inside Colorado's first cannabis "bar," JAD's Mile High Smoke in Denver

Colorado's first cannabis bar where tokers can buy and smoke weed onsite recently opened in Denver. Here's what to expect if you visit JAD's Mile High Smoke.

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3.) Four towns just said no to marijuana sales, but how strong is rural Colorado's distaste for weed?

Hooper was one of four rural Colorado towns — stretching across 430 miles from the Kansas border to the New Mexico line — to reject cannabis sales at the ballot box April 5.

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

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.

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5.) How can parents prevent children from ingesting edibles

Accidental THC poisoning cases in children under age 9 continued to increase after Colorado legalized marijuana use, even with packaging regulations.

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6.) Pot board chairman sparks concern over his departure

The Cannabis Control Commission has been without a chairperson for a week as the agency acknowledged Monday that Chairman Steven Hoffman resigned from the job effective April 25.

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8.) Opinion: Safe banking for cannabis industry needs to be carried cross finish line

The hunt is on for who will be the next federal industry leader, perhaps another member from the Colorado delegation will step in (ehem, Sen.

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9.) Denver's Mile High 420 Festival to institute age restrictions in 2023

An event in Denver celebrating cannabis culture will limit the age of festival-goers to 21 and older next year after parents complained, citing concerns about youth exposure to weed.

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10.) The city of Denver would like to remind you it's illegal to smoke pot at 420 fest

After a social media post promoting Denver's signature Mile High 420 Fest sparked backlash among locals, the city of Denver took to its official accounts Tuesday to remind tokers that smoking weed in public is against the law.

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11.) Method Man announces new cannabis edibles, concentrates in time for 420 concert in Denver

Additionally, Method Man will be visit two Denver dispensaries this afternoon to celebrate 420 before his performance at Red Rocks.

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12.) Marijuana edible trends: Where to find rapid onset and CBG/CBN gummies in Colorado

The common colloquialism on the well known stoner holiday April 20 is to light one up. But if you’re not interested in smoking, the second most popular way to celebrate is eating some THC-infused edibles.

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13.) Colorado's first cannabis "bar" with THC beer opens this week in Denver

The owner of JAD's Mile High Smoke invites you to experience the "future of cannabis" -- a public space where you can purchase and smoke/eat/drink weed with like-minded individuals.

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14.) 10 new-ish cannabis terms every Colorado stoner should know, from adult-use to solvent-free

You've likely seen phrases like "full spectrum" or "solvent-free" on your cannabis products lately. And we're here to help you understand what they mean.

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15.) Colorado marijuana industry regulators under fire as underage sales checks nosedive

On about 600 occasions in 2019, state marijuana industry regulators sent hired operatives, aged 18 to 20, into Colorado dispensaries to check that the law barring sales to people under 21 was being followed.

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16.) House lawmakers give weed the green light at the federal level

Federal regulators pass a bill to remove marijuana from the controlled substances act.

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17.) Convicted ex-mayor's corruption prison term reporting date delayed, again

Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II was supposed to report to a federal medium security prison in Berlin, New Hampshire, to start serving a six-year sentence on Tuesday.

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18.) Massachusetts Senate passes sweeping pot reform bill

The Massachusetts 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.

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19.) Police suspect weed businesses hit by same group of burglars

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The robbery of an estimated $59,000 worth of weed products from a Maine marijuana business in October is just one of a string of weed-related burglaries in New England that police suspect are being organized by the same group.

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20.) Mike Tyson credits marijuana for improved mental health, introduces line of products in Boston

"It's put me in a frame of mind where I can be at peace with myself, my family, my dear friends," Tyson told the Herald.

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21.) Free marijuana grow tour, cannabis pairing dinners and more stoner fun in Denver

Did you know Denver's Seed & Smith offers a grow tour? It's like a brewery tour, but for weed.

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22.) Massachusetts post office manager seized cocaine to sell it himself, sentenced to prison

One package from Puerto Rico, which Herron had told a supervisor at the post office that he suspected had a “brick of cocaine” in it, according to a postal inspector affidavit, had 271 grams of cocaine in it which Herron sold to a drug dealer for $4,000.

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23.) Golden Gloves final sold out for Mike Tyson visit

LOWELL -- The news landed like a thunderous Mike Tyson right hook. Tyson, the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history, is coming to Lowell.

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24.) Ticker: Pot taxes outpace booze in Massachusetts; Weber Grills apologizes for ill-timed meatloaf recipe

Excise taxes for marijuana sold for adult recreational use exceeded alcohol excise taxes for the first time in Massachusetts, reflecting growing marijuana sales that reached $2.54 billion, according to the Cannabis Control Commission.

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25.) Editorial: Keep stoned drivers off the road

Massachusetts is still riding the fiscal high of legalized marijuana, and Monday’s thumbs-up in the Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy to new legislation shows the Legislature is in no hurry to tap the brakes.

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