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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Embattled weed tech company MassRoots cuts jobs amid debt default (The Cannabist)

// Maryland Medical Marijuana Applicant Plans to Sue Over Lack of Diversity (Leafly)

// Retired judge: Most of Arkansas medical marijuana signatures valid (Arkansas Online)


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// Former Daily News gossip columnist launches all-marijuana website (Philly.com)

// State senator filing bill to fund medical marijuana research (Good 4 Utah)

// CT promotes medical marijuana research (Hartford Business Journal)

// Poll: More Than Two-Thirds of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Industry News)

// Panel: Don’t add eye disease to medical marijuana list (WTOL 11 CBS)

// BDS Analytics Launches Scientific Consumer Survey of Nation’s Cannabis Users (Westword)

// U.S. Marijuana Sales Get Really Really High On Fridays (Huffington Post)


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Chelsea Clinton Implies Marijuana Can Kill You (Marijuana.com)

// Marijuana arrests fall to lowest level since 1996 (Washington Post)

// GW Pharma’s Epidiolex Achieves Statistical Significance in Third Phase 3 Trial for Treatment of Rare Pediatric Epilepsy (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Chart: New York Medical Marijuana Patient Counts Rising, But Still Have Long Way to Go (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Yes on 4’ marijuana campaign cries foul over state-issued voter guide, says it’s inaccurate (Mass Live)

// Mass. marijuana doctor should not have lost license, judge says (Boston Globe)

// Colorado marijuana products must come with warning labels starting Oct. 1 (The Gazette)

// Oct. 1 deadlines for marijuana testing, packaging could face delay (Oregon Live)

// Delaware Names Second Medical Cannabis License Winner (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Canadian Cannabis Producer to Buy Clone Shipper for $1,000,000 (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Monday, September 26, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 26, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Possession Played Key Role in Police Shooting of Keith Scott (Slate)

// Vancouver councillor ‘shocked’ feds failed to warn about toxic pot (CTV News Vancouver)

// Morhaim facing ethics inquiry for role in medical marijuana industry (Baltimore Sun)


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// Wyoming lawmakers to examine overhauling marijuana penalties (Wyoming News)

// Ohio board deals blow to medical marijuana (Toledo Blade)

// Gov. John Kasich makes appointments to medical marijuana advisory committee (Cleveland.com)

// Jack in the Box named fast-food restaurant that could benefit most from legal marijuana (Market Watch)

// Most Mainers favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use, poll finds (Portland Press Herald)

// Video: Cheeky Nick Diaz Smokes A Joint With Comedian Tommy Chong (Pundit Arena)

// Alaska’s first commercial cannabis harvest begins (Alaska Dispatch News)


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Friday, September 23, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Prohibitionist Kevin Sabet holds up two bags of candy- one of which he said was medicated.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 23, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Anti-Pot Crusader Kevin Sabet Loses Marijuana Gummies At Boston Forum (Weed News)

// Missouri Secretary of State Pushes Legislature on Medical Mariuana (Marijuana.com)

// 2018 Michigan marijuana legalization vote petition drive planned (Michigan Live)


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// Medical Marijuana Company Has Financial Issues (WGRZ)

// One down two to go: Court rejects challenge to Arkansas medical marijuana plan (The Cannabist)

// Army bans Alaska soldiers from attending marijuana festivals and events (Alaska News Dispatch)

// Bill might curb marijuana reciprocity (Toledo Blade)

// How one of America’s most visible Fortune 1000 giants quietly snuck into the cannabis industry (The Cannabist)

// In Florida’s cannabis cash race, pro-weed group has the edge for now (Palm Beach Post)

// SAFEMontana investigated for possible campaign finance violations (NBC Montana)


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Snyder signs medical marijuana regulations into law (WLNS 6)

// Puerto Rico Inventory Tracking System Deal Embroiled in Dispute (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado medical pot law poised to add PTSD as qualifier (Denver Post)


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// 2 More Sought in Kidnapping of 4 Held at California Pot Farm (ABC News)

// Nevada offers online medical marijuana card application (My News 4 NBC)

// DC medical marijuana patients could soon get more pot (Fox 5 DC)

// Australia’s Entire MMJ Crop Will be Grown on 5 Acres (Leafly)

// PBS’ Rick Steves will lend ‘European Perspective’ to the Legal Marijuana Ballot Question in Massachusetts (Boston Magazine)

// Judge Orders Illinois to Add Post-Operative Chronic Pain to Medical Marijuana List (NBC 5 Chicago)

// Marijuana Ordinance Missing Crucial Detail (News Channel 5)


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Missouri MMJ Campaign Loses Fight for Ballot Spot (Marijuana Business Daily)

// U.S. Attorney General Admits Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug (Merry Jane)

// Economic Report Suggests New Mexico Legal Cannabis Sales Would Exceed $400mm in First Year (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Nashville marijuana decriminalization bill passes final reading (WSMV NBC)

// Nashville May Decriminalize Tonight. But Should It? (Leafly)

// Court OKs rule that lets Ohio attorneys advise on pot law (CT Post)

// Former Broncos want the NFL to allow player use of medical marijuana (Fox 31 Denver)

// Is Oakland idea on pot permits legal? (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Lindsey Graham’s Mind-Expanding Pot Journey (Politico)

// Yippie! There’s Gonna Be a 51-Foot Joint at the Presidential Debate (Bedford + Bowery)


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Losing Maryland medical marijuana grower applicant sues the state (Washington Post)

// Dr. Bronner’s pledges $660,000 to marijuana legalization efforts in California, four other states (The Cannabist)

// Do Coloradans regret legalizing marijuana? New poll says voters see pot as boon to state (The Cannabist)


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// Chart: Does Arkansas MMJ Legalization Stand a Chance With Two Competing Measures? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Study: Opioid use down in states with medical marijuana (Merced Sun-Star)

// Nate Diaz drug test clean, but USADA still looking into press conference cannabis use (MMA Fighting)

// Anti-medical marijuana group buys first TV ads (Tampa Bay Times)

// Top Credit Union Times Editor: Embrace Cannabis Businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge to decide if Missouri voters can weigh in on medical marijuana proposal this fall (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

// SafeMontana funneling funding into campaign against I-182 (KTVQ Montana)


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Monday, September 19, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 19, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas MMJ Legalization Loses Out on $1M Campaign Donation (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Casino billionaire fighting medical marijuana proposal again (Palm Beach Post)

// It’s time to legalize and regulate marijuana in California. Yes on Proposition 64. (LA Times)


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// Nevada’s recreational pot measure faces big-name foes (Durango Herald)

// ‘I played stoned’: Some NFL players love getting high before kickoff (NY Post)

// Poll: Most Oregonians view legal pot favorably 2 years after vote (Oregon Live)

// Colorado’s tourism office will soon start educating visitors about marijuana laws (Denver Post)

// Thousands Light Up On Boston Common To Push For Legal Marijuana (CBS Boston)

// Tribe’s marijuana accessory store to pave way for dispensary (Ely Times)

// SEC Fraud Charges Against Publicly-Traded Cannabis Company Remind Investors of Sector Risks (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, September 16, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Jay Z narrates an animated video detailing why the War on Drugs is an Epic Fail.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 16, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Watch Jay Z’s powerful New York Times visual op-ed: ‘The war on drugs is an epic fail’ (Marijuana.com)

// Mexico president following California marijuana vote: state lawmaker (Yahoo.com)

// Marijuana initiative wording complicates DUI prosecutions (CBS 5 Arizona)


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// After PTSD medical marijuana bill signed into law, Gusciora seeks decriminalization (The Trentonian)

// Merle Haggard Joins the Marijuana Business From Beyond the Grave (Westword)

// Washington State Agencies to Test Cannabis for Pesticides (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana industry advocates criticize slowness of regulation (Alaska Public Radio)

// Medical marijuana firms show interest in Mystic Monsanto site (The Day)

// Flandreau marijuana consultant throws shade on Twitter (Argus Leader)

// Report: ‘Contact high’ complaints end tours of Swarthmore dorm (Philly.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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Thursday, September 15, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Defense Secretary Says Pentagon Should Hire More Marijuana Users (Marijuana.com)

// NJ Gov. Christie Signs PTSD Law, Finally (Leafly)

// Snyder to decide pot law overhaul after House approval (Detroit News)


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// Judge blasts Florida health officials over medical marijuana scorecards (Orlando Weekly)

// Marin General to study medical marijuana use on site (Marinij.com)

// Baker Administration Suggests Cuts to School Funding, Local Aid if Pot’s Legalized (Boston Magazine)

// Massachusetts medical marijuana shops could soon be able to post product prices online (Mass Live)

// Arizona attorney general rules town may have violated state law by charging pot grower $800,000 (Tucson.com)

// MPs call for medical cannabis to be made legal (BBC News)

// Alaska Court: Homeless People Possessing Marijuana Not Protected by Constitution (Alaska Commons)


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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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