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Closing weed stores increases crime; NFL summer suspensions; Couple ties knot in Vegas grow room; ...

July 5, 2017
Tyler Sizemore
Shantel Sosa, of Yonkers, N.Y., plays volleyball with friends during the Norwalk Independence Day fireworks celebration at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn. Monday, July 3, 2017.
SOURCE: Tyler Sizemore

Good Morning.

Hope you had a nice break.

New research published in the Journal of Urban Economics concludes: “Contrary to popular wisdom, we find an immediate increase in crime around dispensaries ordered to close relative to those allowed to remain open.

NPR found a veterinarian who gives his dog CBD for pain and fireworks anxiety. Other vets aren't so sure.

GreenState’s in-depth guide to the cannabis laws of seven million Bay Areans is now live. ... Got feedback? You can comment directly on the data here. Let's build this thing.


A couple tied the knot in Vegas dispensary grow room. ... “Grandma wasn’t there.”

Alaska pot taxes crested $1 million.

Cannabis Now sat down with Mendocino legend and Emerald Cup Winner Mean Gene.


Morocco seized 235 tons of hash in 2015 and was still the top exporter in the world.

The Dutch coffeeshop scene is shrinking. ... Last year there were 573 outlets licensed to sell cannabis, 18 fewer than two years earlier and 41 less than in 2012.

A UK company that grows massively amount of cannabis for the epilepsy drug Epidiolex has made whole towns smell dank.


The NFL has handed out four, one-year suspensions for off-season marijuana use this year.

Best wishes for a productive Tuesday, @DavidRDowns and @JimiDevine