The Denver County Fair canceled its attention-getting Pot Pavilion following a class-action lawsuit that accused a vendor of handing out samples of marijuana-laced chocolates at last year’s event, which was supposed to be drug-free.
Correction made June 26 at 4:10 p.m. Because of a incorrect information from The Associated Press, previous versions of this story had inaccurate information about marijuana-related booths at the 2015 fair. Such booths are allowed and will be relocated to other areas of the fair.
About a dozen people complained of being given cannabis-infused edibles at the adults-only Pot Pavilion, which drew international attention amid the first year of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado. The Denver County Fair was not implicated in the lawsuit, which fair organizer Dana Cain said was settled out of court late last week.
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A study, widely considered the most comprehensive to date, finds that medical marijuana is not successful at treating many of the illnesses it’s been approved to treat.
While pro-legalization advocates don’t disagree with the analysis’ findings, they point out that the barriers to legitimate research on cannabis’ medical efficacy have been so substantial in the U.S. that President Barack Obama’s administration this week slashed some of those bureaucratic hurdles in a historic action — and yet marijuana still remains more difficult to study than cocaine or heroin.
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Curious about the prices of marijuana from state to state and city to city?
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Via The Washington Post: The Internet makes it easy to compare prices for a lot of things — you can shop around for the best deal on shoes, or research what salary you should be asking for in a job interview. Now, it’s also helping people make sure they’re not getting ripped off on the black market.
PriceofWeed.com, a website that asks people to anonymously submit the cost of marijuana they purchase in their area, has collected a lot of data on the street price of both legal and illegal marijuana around the U.S. over the last few years.
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