Larry Parnass, investigations editor for The Berkshire Eagle, is in Colorado reporting on that state’s experience with medical and recreational marijuana. With recreational markets expected to open in Massachusetts next year, Parnass is examining how more than three years of legal sales have changed Colorado. He will file regular online reports from Colorado through Monday.
When Wendy MacColl’s friends heard about the job she started last week in Pueblo, Colo., one noted the importance of the work. But at least one other made a certain gesture with their fingers.
No, there’s no smoking at the year-old Institute of Cannabis Research, which occupies a small suite of offices on this high desert city’s Colorado State University campus.
Along with big mountain views on the north side of Pueblo come big goals tied to an industry that’s already generated a billion dollars in tax revenue.
“It’s not as exciting as people might