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With Pot Shops Opening Soon, Massachusetts Warns of Dangers of Driving High

In anticipation of the first recreational marijuana stores opening within Massachusetts in the coming weeks, state officials Wednesday stepped up warnings to motorists about the risks of driving while stoned. A new public education and enforcement campaign announced by Republican …

More Businesses Open Door to Pot Smokers

FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs. Those employers and many others are quietly taking what once …

California DOI Approves First Coverage Protecting Landlords Leasing to Marijuana Industry

The first insurance coverage for commercial landlords that addresses risks specific to renting to cannabis businesses, has been approved by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. California Mutual Insurance Company is the first insurer in the state approved to add Lessor’s …

Pot’s April 20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but …

Feds to End Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Sessions will instead let federal …

Lawyers Walk Fine Line Navigating State, Federal Pot Laws

Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the …

Some Massachusetts Towns Still Plan to Embrace Pot

They may not be mad about reefer, but a growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums that followed voter approval of legal recreational pot. Recent votes …

Moratoriums in Massachusetts Towns Could Mean Longer Drives for Legal Pot

Although retail sales of recreational marijuana can begin in July, many customers across northern Massachusetts may have to travel significant distances or wait several months to acquire the substance. Moratoriums are becoming widespread, with many towns opting to block any …

Confusion Over California’s Recreational Marijuana Rules

Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it’s not. Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers. Without the regulations, there …

Delaware Panel Considers Health, Workplace Safety Issues of Legalized Pot

As Delaware lawmakers consider legalizing recreational marijuana they should take a go-slow approach and address a wide range of health and safety concerns, members of a special task force were told Wednesday. “Keep it simple. Keep it restricted,” John Yeomans, …