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Colorado’s first licensed cannabis-consumption bus rolls out this week

Colorado’s first legal cannabis party bus is preparing to roll up and roll out on the streets of Denver, offering shuttle services to and from Denver International Airport as well as curated tours throughout the Mile High City.

Massachusetts lawmakers file legislation to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, other plants

Massachusetts lawmakers have filed bills to end arrests for psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, mescaline and ibogaine. This push for decriminalization at the state level comes after cities decriminalized psychedelic mushrooms and other entheogenic plants.

Massachusetts adds marijuana education to driving school, the first recreational cannabis state to adopt curriculum

Massachusetts is the first recreational-use cannabis state to adopt, “Shifting Gears: the Blunt Truth about Marijuana and Driving,” a AAA curriculum that educates teens about the risks of cannabis-impaired driving.

Weedology 101: College cannabis classes spring up across Massachusetts

“As a growing industry in Massachusetts, obviously, after legalization, the demand for jobs and highly qualified people skyrocketed — that what we were hearing from folks in the community businesses,” said Northern Essex Community College spokesperson Melissa Bouse.

Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color.

Cannabis Control boss Shannon O’Brien, paid $181,722, has business before her own board

The state’s new pot boss Shannon O’Brien, paid a smoking $181,722 salary, has been involved in two applications for cannabis cultivation, according to documents reviewed by the Herald.

Colorado’s medical marijuana sales hit lowest point since legalization

July’s medical marijuana sales only reached a little over $18 million – the lowest number ever recorded since January 2014

LivWell to be Colorado cannabis giant after powerhouse PharmaCann plans to buy boutique chain

Cannabis retailer LivWell Enlightened Health is set to dominate the Colorado market with 26 dispensaries after PharmaCann announced its plan to buy The Clinic, a boutique dispensary chain in the Centennial State.

Boston Chinatown restaurant served up multimillion dollar money laundering operation, feds say

A federal grand jury in Boston indicted eight alleged members of the conspiracy that the feds — which operated it under the moniker “Operation Good Fortune” — say funneled tens of millions of dollars in drug money and more in a gift card fraud scheme.

Colorado’s cannabis industry prepares for tough times as U.S. recession looms

Colorado’s cannabis industry is preparing for tough times as marijuana sales drop and economic problems pile up.

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.

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.

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.