The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 20th, 2018 night edition

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CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports from Northampton, Massachusetts, where one of two stores opening in the state is located and where David Narkewicz will welcome legal recreational marijuana as both the ceremonial first customer and the town's mayor.

"I think there's a lot going on here in trying to bring marijuana out of the shadows," Narkewicz said.

Massachusetts is the seventh state to open retail marijuana shops, but the first to open them east of the Mississippi.

Earlier this month, Michigan became the first Midwestern state to approve recreational cannabis– joining 10 other states and Washington, D.C.

In October, Canada became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana.

"There has been marijuana use going on in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a long, long time.

Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana more than two years ago, but retail stores had to meet a number of rigorous conditions laid out by the state before opening. »

Pompeo handed Riyadh a plan to shield MBS from Khashoggi fallout, says source

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Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince are shielding themselves from the Jamal Khashoggi murder scandal by using a roadmap drawn up by the US secretary of state, a senior Saudi source has told Middle East Eye.

The US State Department denied the Saudi source's allegations, and called them "a complete misrepresentation of the secretary’s diplomatic mission to Saudi Arabia".

However, Erdogan said in a Washington Post column that he does not believe Saudi King Salman was involved in the murder. »

Prank gone wrong (Michigan) : legaladvice

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My buddy has long hair that he wanted to cut.

As a prank, we decided to come up behind him and cut his hair off and make everyone think he wasn't in on it.

She looks fine and honestly she'd look cute if she just cut it all off anyway. »

LuLaRoe is facing mounting debt, layoffs, and an exodus of top sellers, and sources say the $2.3 billion legging empire could be imploding

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Hundreds of LuLaRoe sellers have said they've been waiting months, some more than a year, for refund checks after exiting the business.

If sellers didn't have the money to buy more inventory, LuLaRoe leaders in some cases encouraged them to take out loans and credit cards for their LuLaRoe businesses, current and former consultants said.

Former LuLaRoe consultant Emily Wright said several rooms in her home are filled with LuLaRoe clothing she couldn't sell. »