Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in “looping” marijuana sales

The Denver District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced charges filed against 10 Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center budtenders arrested following a Denver Police investigation of alleged illegal marijuana sales at the dispensaries. The charges allege that each employee sold “unlawful amounts of marijuana” to individual customers as part of a practice commonly known as “looping.” The…

With the groundwork laid, Massachusetts cannabis industry likely to take off in 2018

It’s been more than a year since Massachusetts residents legalized recreational marijuana, but there is little outward evidence of the promised changes. There are no downtown pot cafes. There are no licensed retailers selling cannabis products in storefront windows. Homegrowers remain wary of the social stigma associated with adding marijuana to their gardens, and confused…

Why the opioid crisis is really happening

The current narrative around the opioid crisis goes something like this: Drug companies got thousands of people hooked on legal opioids for pain. Those people eventually abused pills or turned to heroin to satisfy their addiction, and now we see record overdoses as a result. Dr. Josh Bloom is the Senior Director of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at…