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

Cannabis entrepreneur and activism Kayvan Khalatbari dropping of paperwork for his run to be mayor of Denver.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ganjapreneur Kayvan Khalatbari Files to Run for Mayor – and Isn’t Blowing Smoke (Westword)

// Canopy swings to profit as cannabis producer’s revenue surges 180% (BNN)

// Colorado Governor Offers California Tips on Regulating Recreational Marijuana (NBC Bay Area)


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// Maine lawmakers review marijuana policies adopted by other states (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana Derivative Passes Senate Committee Unanimously (South Dakota Public Radio)

// Cannabis Authority issues first set of conditional approvals (Jamaica Observer)

// Kids, don’t eat these munchies: New labels required on marijuana edibles starting Tuesday (The News Tribune)

// Lawmaker proposes only marijuana dispensaries should sell pipes, other paraphernalia (KCBY 11 CBS)

// Craft marijuana cultivator buys historic CA wine property (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Catapult attached to border fence launched marijuana into Arizona (Tucson.com)


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

The website of the DEA.

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

// DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website After Months of Public, Legal Pressure (Marijuana Industry News)

// White House Denies Marijuana News Report (Mass Roots)

// Lt. Governor of Virginia Calls for Decriminalization of Marijuana (Alt Daily)


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// Officer injured: Lands on ‘bed of nails’ at burglarized medical-marijuana facility (Michigan Live)

// Docs, Not Reps, Should Decide On Medical Marijuana, Wis. AG Says (CBS Minnesota)

// Chart: Retail marijuana markups in Washington state continue to dip (Marijuana Business Daily)

// World’s first cannabis-funded scholarship program accepting applications (The Gazette)

// Mail fail: Alaska pot store raids were prompted by tip from post office (Cannabist)

// Men’s Wearhouse founder reveals how smoking marijuana for 50 years changed his life (Business Insider)

// Pro-marijuana student group prevails again in T-shirt free speech case (Cannabist)


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Monday, February 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Seattle Space Needle pokes out through a lower lying layer of smoky clouds against an orange-red sunset sky.

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

// Washington is Overtaking Colorado in Cannabis Sales (Leafly)

// Trump Health Secretary Ignores Marijuana Questions (MassRoots)

// Data: Only half of state’s medical marijuana patients are repeat buyers (Times Union)


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// State to tighten marijuana enforcement (The Bulletin)

// Lawmakers consider consolidating marijuana regulation (Blue Mountain Eagle)

// Oregon Cannabis Licenses: No Seller’s Market (Canna Law Blog)

// Maine sees big surge in medical pot growers and patients (Portland Press Herald)

// Political Scene: As R.I. mulls pot legalization, lobbyist battle lines are forming (Providence Journal)

// Las Vegas lawmaker wants blood test to check for marijuana DUI (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Marijuana turns to athlete sponsorships (The Bulletin)


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Friday, February 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A skyline shot of Denver at sunset against a dusky blue sky.

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

// Colorado sold $1.3 billion worth of marijuana in 2016 (Cannabist)

// Sexy Pizza and allies file suit against Colorado so their customers can use weed and alcohol (Denverite)

// Double-Digit Price Declines in Wholesale Cannabis Markets in 2016 Driven by Changes in Cultivation Methods and Greater Supply (Marijuana Industry News)


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// State seizes CBD products from marijuana stores (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Lawmakers puzzle over how to allow pot to be carried inter-island (Hawaii News Now)

// Cuomo says he remains opposed to recreational marijuana (Politico)

// Peru’s government proposes to legalise medical marijuana (Independent)

// Why Cannabis is the Best Medicine on the Planet for Professional Football Players (Marijuana.com)

// New Market: Fierce competition for licenses in Pennsylvania’s emerging MMJ program (Marijuana Business Daily)

// VIDEO: Sasquatch sighting at the “X” in Springfield (WWLP 22 News)


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

Attorney general Jeff Sessions.

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

// Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general (Washington Post)

// New Bill Would End Federal War on Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Nevada official eyes summer launch of recreational marijuana (The Bellingham Herald)


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// City attorney: There’s no reason Denver couldn’t allow marijuana vaping (Denverite)

// Arkansas lawmaker says he’ll seek medical-marijuana ad ban (Times Record)

// New Mexico may allow medical marijuana for all veterans (Las Cruces Sun-News)

// Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Senate Working Group (WDEF 12)

// Marijuana supplier hid pesticide from inspectors, former worker says (Globe and Mail)

// Medical marijuana producer at centre of recall has organic certification suspended (CBC News)

// First Participant Enrolled in First-Ever Trial of Marijuana for Chronic PTSD in Veterans (Marijuana Industry News)


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A NYPD patrol car is caught in frozen motion as it drives on a busy New York City street set before a background of blurry pedestrians.

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

// Marijuana arrests in city increased in 2016, with large racial disparities (Politico)

// No pesticide testing done for medical marijuana, Health Canada says (The Globe and Mail)

// Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Tests Positive For Toxic Fungicide (CBS SF BayArea)


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// UC Davis Study Finds Mold, Bacterial Contaminants in Medical Marijuana Samples (Marijuana Industry News)

// Utah House passes medical marijuana research bill (KUTV 2 CBS)

// Florida begins rulemaking workshops on medical cannabis (First Coast News ABC)

// Legal Marijuana In CT Would Bring $30M In First Full Year Under Mass. Model (Hartford Courant)

// Lawmakers aim to lower THC, add autism for medical marijuana (The Kansas City Star)

// Survey of Tennessee Conservatives Finds Support for Medical Marijuana (Memphis Daily News)

// UK Authorities Disassemble Marijuana Grow Op Found At Legoland (Huffington Post)


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A close-up shot of some white-haired marijuana bud close to harvest.

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

// Former Industry Officials in Minnesota Face Felony Charges for Illegal Shipment (Leafly)

// Pueblo county fighting to hang onto $1.6 mil. in retail pot tax (KOAA News 5 NBC)

// Trump On NFL Marijuana Punishments (Mass Roots)


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// 3 out of 5 in R.I. support legalized recreational marijuana, poll says (Providence Journal)

// Democrats push for medical marijuana after Vos says he’s open to idea (Milwaukee WIsconsin Journal Sentinel)

// Ark state rep. introduces bill to prevent military members from using medical marijuana (THV 11 CBS)

// Marijuana testing firm gets Maryland license (Technically Baltimore)

// OLCC Allows Hemp-Infused Alcohol Under Limited Conditions (Marijuana Industry News)

// Where Are the Medical Marijuana Doctors in Florida? We Mapped Them. (Leafly)

// Chart: Arizona growing into medical marijuana juggernaut (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, February 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The US Capitol Building seen behind a fronting screen of winter-bare trees.

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

// First Look at New Marijuana Bills in Congress (Mass Roots)

// Out $1,000,000 for Halted Super Bowl Party, Cannabis Entrepreneur to Sue Los Angeles (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill to Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Marijuana Passes New Mexico House Committee (KRWG NPR)


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// NFL-Pain-racked McMahon still waiting for compensation (Yahoo Sports)

// WTF Is Wrong With North Dakota Legislators On Medical Marijuana? (Weed News)

// Israel takes step toward allowing export of medical marijuana (Reuters)

// Trump’s Cabinet on Cannabis (Mass Roots)

// Marijuana is still illegal, as far as Maine’s colleges and universities are concerned (Portland Press Herald)

// More Colorado businesses dropping pot from pre-employment drug tests (Denver Post)

// SXSW Interactive to See a Surge of Cannabis Content (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Friday, February 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The sun sets on a high contrast sky over Juneau Alaska.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alaska Marijuana Control Board nixes on-site consumption (Alaska Public)

// Is This ‘DA Group’ Really Advising Trump on Cannabis? (Leafly)

// Failing a Drug Test Was My Way Out of Football, and I Took It (Marijuana.com)


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// Rhode Island Lawmakers Propose Adult-Use Cannabis Bill (Marijuana.com)

// Emails Indicate NFL Pushed Painkillers While Prohibiting Cannabis (Leafly)

// Record $466 million spent on California ballot measures (The Virginian-Pilot)

// Weed 101: Colorado agriculture office shares pot know-how (Star Tribune)

// Insurer must cover NS man’s medical marijuana: human rights board (Global News)

// Alaska pot conference call interrupted by flushing toilet (WBRC Fox 6)

// Is Microdosing Marijuana the Next New Thing? (Alternet)


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Thursday, February 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions salutes the audience during an event hosted by Donald Trump.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Prohibitionist Jeff Sessions Passes Committee Vote (Weed News)

// Possible NFL marijuana policy change? Commissioner Roger Goodell chimes in. (Denver Post)

// ScottsMiracle-Gro Refines its Cannabis Strategy (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// State approves Hawaii’s first two medical marijuana dispensaries (KHON 2)

// Brandes Files Bill to Scrap Overhaul Florida Medical Marijuana Laws (Sunshine State News)

// Vt. House considers new bill to legalize pot (My NBC 5 News)

// After 10 years, N.H. opposition to marijuana decriminalization fading away (Concord Monitor)

// Advocates push Georgia to expand medical marijuana access (Bristol Herald Courier)

// Burn victim sues butane hash oil producers (Daily Astorian)

// Canadian Medical Cannabis Producer to Export Oils to Chile’s Alef Biotechnology (New Cannabis Ventures)


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