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Medical Marijuana Vendor Could Receive State's 1st Recreational License



    Medical Dispensary in Running for Recreational Shop

    A vendor that sells medical marijuana in Leicester will find out Monday whether he gets the first license for a recreational shop in Massachusetts.

    (Published Thursday, June 28, 2018)

    For Sam Barber, this has been years in the making — first setting up a dispensary for medical marijuana, then on the cusp of selling pot for recreational use.

    "To be the only one and first is just incredible for us," said Barber, president of Cultivate.

    Barber found out Thursday he's up for the state's first license for a pot shop.

    If his company wins approval at Monday's meeting of the Cannabis Control Commission, he'll soon be selling marijuana for recreational use at the same location of his medical dispensary in Leicester.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published 2 hours ago)

    But there's still a catch.

    Even with a license, he won't be able to sell just yet.

    The marijuana needs to be tested by an independent lab, and so far, no labs have licenses.

    Once everything is in place, Barber expects a rush of customers, and his staff will be warning people not to be reckless.

    "The big thing is always start low, and to be careful," said Barber. "Read the labels."

    The state's voter-approved recreational marijuana law called for pot shops to open on Sunday, but the commission has yet to award any retail licenses.

    YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    [NATL] YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    Machelle Hackney of Maricopa, Arizona, is accused of forcing her adopted children to participate in her YouTube channel and abusing them if they did not recall their lines or perform as directed. Hackney's channel had accrued hundreds of millions of views since she joined in 2012.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    Local concerns about the stores and the lack of any marijuana testing facilities required under the law are among factors cited for missing the July 1 target date.

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