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First recreational pot shops open on East Coast

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/20/18, 11:28 am

The first commercial marijuana stores in the eastern United States opened Tuesday morning in Massachusetts, more than two years after the state voted to legalize recreational pot. Just two shops opened their doors—one in the central Massachusetts town of Leicester and another in the small western city of Northampton—the first ones approved by state regulators to sell marijuana flowers, pre-rolled joints, concentrates, and edibles to adults 21 and older.

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Washington state ends capital punishment

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/11/18, 01:01 pm

The Washington state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty violates the state’s constitution.

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The upshot of pot

Drug Abuse | A practical look at marijuana laws and effects
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/10/18, 03:43 pm

Fifth and final in a series on the legalization of marijuana

In Greek mythology, Antaeus is the son of Gaea (Mother Earth) and Poseidon, the sea god. People thought he was invincible, but that’s because he kept his feet on the ground: Hercules discerned that secret and beat him by lifting him up so his feet never touched earth.

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