Author Archive | Shea Gunther

Friday, November 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Golden Gate Bridge is topped with clouds as the beach sits sandily in the foreground.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 (OC Register)

// Quebec unveils zero-tolerance marijuana plan: No home-grown cannabis allowed (Globe and Mail)

// National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign (Weed News)


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// Bank’s refusal to process online payments slows marijuana ID cards (My Palm Beach Post)

// Canadian companies aim to create medical cannabis powerhouse in Latin America (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senators Debate Marijuana Use By Judges (Marijuana Moment)

// The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ (Washington Post)

// Aurora Cannabis Gets $100 Million From Canaccord Genuity (Green Market Report)

// NEW REPORT: Marijuana Stores as Profitable as Starbucks (Marijuana Industry News)

// Steep Hill Ventures to Focus on Funding Early Stage Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, November 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Kentucky state flag is coated in sunlight as it waves in the wind.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Kentucky Secretary of State starts task force to get medical marijuana legalized (WSAZ)

// House committee rejects N.H. marijuana legalization bill (Concord Monitor)

// Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas (CBS DFW)


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// Julian Fantino who once compared weed to murder defends opening medical marijuana business (CBC Radio)

// Man says marijuana dispensary will bring ‘undesirable elements’ to the area like army vets and cancer patients (Boston Globe)

// On-site marijuana consumption decision delayed (KTUU )

// Montana health department drafts dozens of new medical marijuana rules (Missourian)

// V.A. Doesn’t Understand Marijuana Laws So Veterans Lose Access (Marijuana Moment)

// Jan. 1 Marijuana Sales Delayed as S.F. Supes Choke (San Francisco Weekly)

// Cannabis industry expected to turn out in record numbers for MJBizCon (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks seated at a table in front of a microphone.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude (Cannabist)

// Impaired driving changes could unfairly punish medical cannabis users, lawyers say (Globe and Mail)

// MassRoots quarterly revenue tanks (Cannabist)


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// Cash crunch holds up Michigan pot legalization push (Detroit News)

// Canopy Growth Sales Increase 107% to $17.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// RI medical marijuana dispensary CEO fears impact of recreational pot sales in Mass. (Providence Journal)

// Marty Walsh aims high to avoid drag on cannabis coffers (Boston Globe)

// Senator Tim Kaine Supports Medical Cannabis Research Bills in Congress (Merry Jane)

// Federal Reserve Bank In California Begins Accepting Cannabis Cash (Green Market Report)

// Township mulls no limit to number of medical marijuana facilities (Michigan Live)


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A close-up shot of a marijuana plant glistens with with resin crystals.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// BioTrackTHC To The Rescue: Contingency Plan for Washington (Cannabis Industry Journal)

// A snag for legal marijuana in N.J.? New Assembly speaker won’t commit (NJ.com)

// Pot-Stock Frenzy Intensifies in Canada (Bloomberg)


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// 8 Investigates: Patients wait months for state medical marijuana ID cards (WFLA)

// Budweiser’s Ex-Marketing Chief Sees Weed as New Craft Beer (Bloomberg)

// Court asked to rule Arizona’s fee for medical pot permits is illegally high (Tuscon.com)

// Can you be fired in Michigan for using medical marijuana? (Lansing State Journal)

// Chart: Most effective forms of advertising for cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Watch How Medical Cannabis Instantly Alleviates This Boy’s Seizures (Alternative Daily)

// How the price of weed in N.J. could plunge if it’s legalized (NJ.com)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Monday, November 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A red Canadian pot leaf flag waves in the sunlight as activists march in parade.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Proposed Medical Marijuana Tax Angers Patients (Huffington Post)

// Cuomo signs bill expanding medical marijuana to PTSD patients (WBFO)

// Bill Could Boost Minorities’ Stake as Medical Cannabis Nears (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Government still can’t say when legal pot goes on sale in Canada (CBC News)

// Alberta to hand marijuana sales to private sector (Marijuana Business Daily)

// More than half of Colorado marijuana users think it’s OK to drive high, CDOT says. Changing that could be an uphill battle (Summit Daily)

// New Report Highlights Alarming Racial Disparities In Buffalo’s Marijuana Arrests (Weed News)

// Wisconsin hemp law advances to governor’s desk (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Las Vegas gets a marijuana drive-thru touted as first of its kind in the country (Las Vegas Sun)

// The Cannabis Industry Has Had Explosive Growth in Business Expos and It Isn’t Slowing Down (Entrepreneur)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Friday, November 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The MassRoots logo sliding off the page.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, November 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Failed deal red ink dwindling sales put MassRoots on the ropes (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month (Cannabist)

// Medical marijuana director resigns the second in two years (Baltimore Sun)


These headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the most effective agents of change in the world of drug policy reform. If you’re a student yourself, get involved by joining or starting a chapter at your school. If you’ve aged out of the student set, you should be donating money to SSDP every month to help them continue their fight.


// Opening of new Delaware medical marijuana dispensary delayed (Washington Post)

// Marijuana, activists companies clash over recreational rules (Boston Globe)

// State preparing for cash – lots of it – when medical marijuana applications come in (Detroit Free Press)

// Vermont Legislature Poised to Approve Legal Weed in 2018 (Seven Days)

// Georgia College poll: Most Georgians back medical marijuana, casinos, Obamacare (WMAZ)

// Marijuana publishing is a growth industry- except in Mexico (Columbia Journalism Review)

// Aurora Cannabis Q1 Sales Surge 169% to $8.25 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Photo: MassRoots

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A LivWell marijuana dispensary sign sits above a white door against a tan stucco wall.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine tightens rules over medical marijuana caregivers (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis consumer website Leafly lays off 15 employees, hires CEO (Marijuana Business Daily)


These headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the most effective agents of change in the world of drug policy reform. If you’re a student yourself, get involved by joining or starting a chapter at your school. If you’ve aged out of the student set, you should be donating money to SSDP every month to help them continue their fight.


// Onsite consumption tops agenda for marijuana board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Drugs, but no sex, violence, or party dogs: Cannabis companies lay out proposed ad guidelines (Financial Post)

// Ontario Wants Bigger Cut of Canada Pot Tax, Expecting Strong Demand (Bloomberg)

// Complete Colorado election results for 2017 cannabis issues (Cannabist)

// Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis lab-testing company (Business Insider)

// Inside ‘DrugsLab’: Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube (Mic)

// Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Stop punishing cannabis industry. Remove 280E from tax code (Cannabist)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

New Jersey's newly elected governor Phil Murphy grins widely for a photo in a dinner while holding up a white ceramic coffee cup.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Election results: Recreational cannabis legalization strong possibility in New Jersey + wins in Detroit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California treasurer wants the state to study a public bank option for pot businesses (LA Times)

// Only one-third of marijuana extracts accurately labeled, researchers say (CNN)


These headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the most effective agents of change in the world of drug policy reform. If you’re a student yourself, get involved by joining or starting a chapter at your school. If you’ve aged out of the student set, you should be donating money to SSDP every month to help them continue their fight.


// Massachusetts marijuana oversight board seeks $7.5 million budget (MassLive)

// Republicans say they’ll block marijuana bill again if it isn’t overhauled (Portland Press Herald)

// Push to Legalize Recreational Pot in Illinois Takes Step Forward (NBC Chicago)

// SF supervisors offer more changes to recreational cannabis legislation (San Francisco Gate)

// Will recreational pot in Mass. kill RI’s medical marijuana program? (Providence Journal)

// Cannabis Companies Struggle To Be Charitable (CBS Denver)

// Marijuana to be sold through private stores in Manitoba (Globe and Mail)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A loon arrests itself with outflaired wings just after touching down on a green-blue Maine lake.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maine House upholds LePage’s veto of recreational marijuana regulations (Portland Press Herald)

// House criminal justice bill would allow expungement of marijuana convictions (Mass Live)

// IBM Proposes Blockchain as Cannabis Seed to Sale Tracking Solution (New Cannabis Ventures)


These headlines are brought to you by our friends over at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the most effective agents of change in the world of drug policy reform. If you’re a student yourself, get involved by joining or starting a chapter at your school. If you’ve aged out of the student set, you should be donating money to SSDP every month to help them continue their fight.


// Chart: Medical marijuana patient counts surging in Florida (Marijuana Business Daily)

// How Big Tobacco, Alcohol, and Pharma Companies Could Enter the Cannabis Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)

// CA senator: San Francisco proposal a ‘ban’ on new cannabis firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Massachusetts Is Hiring a Marijuana Inspector (NBC Boston)

// Cannabis Information Provider Leafly Hires Groupon’s OrderUp Co-Founder as CEO (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Increase Teen Use (Marijuana Moment )

// Usable Medical Marijuana Still a Year Away in North Dakota (US News & World Report)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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Monday, November 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Racist Maine governor Paul LePage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// LePage just says no to bill that would launch Maine’s marijuana market (Portland Press Herald)

// On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned (Leafly)

// MJ Freeway’s point-of-sale system goes down again (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Ohio Names 11 Medical Cannabis Cultivation Provisional License Holders (New Cannabist Ventures)

// Senate could hold up government’s pot bill beyond July deadline (CBC News)

// New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition (Leafly)

// Drugged Driving Crackdown: Michigan Police Officers to Begin Mouth Swabs in 5 Counties (Legal Examiner)

// CDOT Lyft and Marijuana Industry Group partner to stop Coloradans from driving high (Denver Channel)

// Men seeking medical marijuana bombard Pennsylvania gynecologist’s office (Cannabist (AP))

// Five things you should know about Shaleen Title (Boston Globe)


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Marijuana Today— Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement.
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