WW: 420-friendly hotel; weed smoke and fart nuisances; weed don'ts

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In Denver, a 420-friendly hotel has opened up to cater to visitors who want to enjoy the state’s marijuana, reports The Cannabist. The lack of places for visitors to smoke marijuana has plagued the newly legal marijuana industries in Washington and Colorado, and its owners have balconies that allow guests to light up, along with other amenities.

Don’t give your students pot brownies.

Don’t put synthetic marijuana on the cops’ pizza.

Don’t sell pot on the Internet.

Maybe marijuana doesn’t help people commit crimes after all. 

In Massachusetts, a report issued by a state health agency suggests that medical marijuana is contributing to opioid addictions. Medical marijuana supporters are contesting the finding.

Speaking of Massachusetts, you can be fired for using medical marijuana, which is the case in other states.

The PBS NewsHour has a look at efforts to legally challenge Colorado’s pot laws.

It’ll be legal to possess marijuana in Oregon beginning July 1. The Eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has updated its nuisance code to include pot smoke. A letter from a reader of the East Oregonian says it makes sense to ban farts next.

Half of Seattle’s medical marijuana dispensaries will likely be shut down as a result of a new state law.

An appeals court in Oregon has ruled that a U.S. Postal inspector and Portland police can’t intercept packages that they suspect contain weed.