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Friday, August 5, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Lady Justice

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 5, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// CORRECTION: On our Wednesday show, we reported that Humboldt county voters would consider a marijuana cultivation tax of $1-3 per plant this fall. That was incorrect, the actual proposed tax is $1-3 per square foot. We apologize for the error and thank listener Humboldt Mama for the heads-up.

// Federal marijuana charge against Oregon teen dropped (NWCN News)

// Pioneering Denver MJ Business Sold to Willie’s Reserve Processor (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Dixie Brands Valuation to Exceed $160mm in Pending Capital Raise (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Police Say Marijuana Dispensaries Aren’t Big Targets For Thieves (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// Let the State Decide: Medical Marijuana Backers Sue Secretary of State (KDLT NBC News)

// Prop 64 campaign sues over claims by anti-marijuana camp (Orange County Register)

// Backlog of medical pot applications criticized (Albuquerque Journal)

// Libertarians defend Olympia bar owner’s private marijuana smoking club (The Olympian)

// Meet the Oregon man who wants to roll you a $10,000 joint (Oregon Live)

// Mother’s Parental Rights Terminated for Smoking Marijuana (PR Newswire)


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Thursday, August 4, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Consultant Jonathan Hunt checks marijuana seedlings on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// South Dakota charges 2 men trying to help launch pot resort (Montana Standard)

// Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// Capitol Hill Officials Demand to Know Why a Native American Teenager is Being Prosecuted for Cannabis (Willamette Week)


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// Scotts Miracle-Gro spends $136M on Dutch hydroponics business (Columbus Business Journal)

// Illinoisians spent $2.9 million on medical marijuana products in July (Chicago Tribune)

// Passamaquoddies drop idea to grow medical marijuana (Portland Press Herald)

// I am worried about my NFL family. I am ready to talk cannabis. I am Eugene Monroe. (Cannabist)

// Puyallup Tribe pursuing medical marijuana grow after signing deal with state (The News Tribune)

// New Applications Have Poured in for Arizona Medical-Pot Store Licenses (Phoenix New Times)

// Emblem Cannabis, Now Fully Licensed by Health Canada, to Begin Shipments by October 1st (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

DEA agents

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DEA: Decision on marijuana rescheduling in ‘final stages’ (Cannabist)

// South Dakota Expected to Bring Felony Charges Against Cannabis Consultant (Leafly News)

// Chart of the Week: Clinton Trump or Johnson? How the Cannabis Industry Plans to Vote (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// State officials ‘subverting’ marijuana industry outgoing board member says (KTUU 2 NBC News)

// Essential info on Puerto Rico’s medical pot plans (Cannabist)

// Snoop’s New Weed Show Premieres September 5th on MTV (Marijuana.com)

// Influential state pot study flawed researchers say (Burlington Free Press)

// A Boston first: medical marijuana for sale (Boston Globe)

// Humboldt County marijuana farmers speak in favor of marijuana excise tax (KRCR 7 ABC News)

// Miami Dislikes Marijuana More Than Any Other City in America Study Says (Miami New Times)


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

ISIS fighters drive around waving flags

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// ISIS Says Legalizing Marijuana Is ‘Deviance’ (Marijuana.com)

// Bill allowing medical marijuana for PTSD victims heads to Christie’s desk (Shore News Today)

// Holyoke’s Alex Morse becomes 1st Massachusetts mayor to support marijuana legalization ballot question (Mass Live)


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// Medical marijuana advocate dies of cancer while on trial (The Japan Times)

// Colorado cop talks legal weed at police conference in Indianapolis (RTV ABC 6 News)

// Former Giant Leonard Marshall prepares to bring own marijuana-based product to market when legal (NY Daily News)

// Schulte uprooted from Marijuana Control Board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Marijuana aids Sonoma County Alzheimer’s patients (The Press Democrat)

// Kennedy group puts $2 million into fight against pot-legalization measures (LA Times)

// MS patient’s war for weed wins Croatia a legal high (Malay Mail Online)


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Monday, August 1, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 1, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois just decriminalized marijuana possession effective immediately (The Cannabist)

// AG: Calif. Doctor’s notes not valid at Nevada marijuana dispensaries (Las Vegas Sun)

// Alcohol Industry Tells Congress to Worry About Marijuana (Marijuana.com)


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// State releases hundreds of recalled pot batches after they tested pesticide-free (The Cannabist)

// Health Dept. reports significant enrollment in medical cannabis program for intractable pain (Minnesota Public Radio)

// Dangerous Haze: Banking Is Not Yet Going to Pot (American Banker)

// Marijuana Could Be Legalized In U.S. Territory (Marijuana.com)

// State says no to ‘New Mexico True’ pot (Santa Fe New Mexican)

// Maine ballot question campaigns bring in $1 million since June (Sun Journal)

// Medical marijuana caregivers face restrictions in Saco (Portland Press Herald)


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Friday, July 29, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A foggy day in Boston

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, July 29, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ten State Lawmakers Join Effort to Legalize Marijuana (Boston.com)

// Arkansas Extends Deadline for Medical Marijuana Signature Drive (Leafly)

// Aphria Raises $25mm the Largest Public Equity Cannabis Deal in Canada (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Bhang Chocolate Claims Court Records Show Mentor Capital Profited $4.5mm in Failed Merger (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Gavin Newsom Explains Why Lawmakers Shouldn’t Be Neutral On Marijuana Legalization (Huffington Post)

// Rogue pot shops flout Vancouvers medical marijuana bylaws and remain open (National Post)

// Separating Myth From Fact: Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Marijuana Facts Booklet (eNews Park Forest)

// Dispensary group announces support for marijuana legalization in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

// Supporters of Maine marijuana drive open Portland office (Portland Press Herald)

// Colorado Launches Survey to Find Out How You Use Cannabis (Westword)


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Thursday, July 28, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Famous Marijuana Memos: Q&A With Former DOJ Deputy Attorney General James Cole (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Oregon State Fair: Marijuana is Coming (Oregon City Patch)

// WEED Listing Coming to the Toronto Stock Exchange (Marijuana.com)


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// Smoke pot with your kids Richard Branson tells Chicago business audience (Chicago Tribune)

// GW Pharma Epilepsy Research in Australia Receives $6mm Government Funding Support (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Weed doctors sue medical board over ‘arbitrary’ suspensions; Hugo water scare was a hoax (Colorado Springs Independent)

// Medicinal cannabis legalised in Victoria child epilepsy patients to be given access from 2017 (Health Memory)

// John Malkovich to Star in Marijuana Drama Series (Hollywood Reporter)

// Some Oregon Voters Will Vote Again On Marijuana Legalization (OPB FM)

// Drug dealers shot dead on the streets of the Philippines as president dubbed ‘The Punisher’ continues his war on drugs – with 300 gunned down this month alone (Daily Mail)


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

About a gram of marijuana

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Devontre Thomas is 19. He Could Face a Year in Prison. For a Gram of Marijuana. (Willamette Week)

// Publix Heir Donates $800,000 to Fight Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization (Leafly)

// Who’s smoking (legal) marijuana? (Market Watch)


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// Derrick Morgan has researched medical cannabis, says it’s NFL’s turn (ESPN)

// Anchorage’s first commercial marijuana grow approved by Assembly (Alaska Dispatch News)

// California’s attorney general calls marijuana legalization ‘inevitable’ (ABC 10 News)

// Report provides insight into marijuana use and risk perception patterns in communities across the nation (SAMHSA.gov)

// DC Reminds Restaurants and Bars: It’s Still Illegal to Serve Marijuana Edibles (Washingtonian)

// Judge Rules Another Condition Eligible for Medical Marijuana (Peoria Public Radio)

// King County lifts moratorium on legal pot businesses (Seattle Times)


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A lone gummy bear contemplates his squishy position in life

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Study Finds Sharp Increase in Marijuana Exposure Among Colorado Children (New York Times)

// Canopy Growth soars to five-month high as weed stock jumps to TSX (Financial Post)

// Poll: Medical marijuana at 77-percent support (Tampa Bay Times)


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// Chart of the Week: 100,000+ Workers Employed By Marijuana Companies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Potheads can now prove their weed is “Humboldt-grown” (SF Gate)

// An Investor Is Suing A California Edible Pot Company For Fraud (Buzz Feed)

// 17,000 signatures submitted in San Bernardino for second marijuana dispensary initiative (The Sun)

// Surna Inc. Wins $1.0 Million Contract for Build-out of Rolling Farms (Sys-Con Media)

// L.A. County likely to scrap proposed marijuana tax for homeless services (LA Times)

// Marijuana activists march with 51-foot joint during DNC (CBS News)


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Monday, July 25, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A duck enjoying a cool drink of water while not getting high

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 25, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Hugo water safe to drink after conclusive tests show no signs of THC (Denver Post)

// First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida (Orlando Sentinel)

// Canada’s medical pot companies aim to grow export business (The Globe and Mail)


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// Lil Wayne- Bad Trip at High Times Concert- I’ll Never Do This Again! (TMZ)

// Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionable (News Herald)

// Pro marijuana group reports $339,982 (Arkansas Online)

// Pot activists meet with cops to prep for DNC (Philly.com)

// Illinois governor working with police on marijuana bill (The Telegraph)

// NH lawmaker who pushed for medical marijuana wants to help make it more affordable (Union Leader)

// Kaine and Clinton Agree: Respect State Marijuana Laws (Marijuana.com)


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