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Thursday, March 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A marijuana joint is held up in front of the Vermont State House.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Updated: Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances to House Vote (VT Digger)

// A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening (Washington Post)

// California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders (LA Times)


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// A proposed state “crackdown” on marijuana home grows is getting weaker as it moves along (Denverite)

// Oakland’s Recreational Dispensary Residency Requirement Overturned Amid Legal Uproar (Merry Jane)

// DC to authorize sixth medical cannabis dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bill requiring Arkansans to hold 60 percent ownership in medical marijuana facilities advances (Arkansas Online)

// Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana for Adults (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Oregon’s Chalice Farms Agrees to Sell to Publicly-Traded Golden Leaf Holdings (New Cannabis Ventures)

// North Dakota medical marijuana supporters say Legislature overriding voter intent (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A group of masked SWAT team members march in a line during an exercise.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood (New York Times)

// Marijuana legalization champions in R.I. legislature again say they have the votes (Providence Journal)

// Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data (Seattle Times)


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// U.S. Health Secretary’s Wife Supports Marijuana Rescheduling (MassRoots)

// Tulsi Gabbard Urges Congress to Pass Federal Decriminalization Bill (Marijuana Industry News)

// New cannabis advocacy group aims to sway federal government (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Floridians Are Pissed at State Legislators for Delaying Medical Pot Rules (Miami New Times)

// Pot tax revenue projected at $172M a year (The Recorder)

// Massachusetts treasurer Deb Goldberg wants $10 million to help her start enforcing new marijuana law (MassLive)

// CDOT and Lyft Start the Countdown to 4/20 by Rolling Out a Ride Plan (Westword)


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

An afternoon shot of Boulder's Pearl Street walking mall shows pedestrians strolling along the bricks as buskers perform all around.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pot club showdown nears between Colorado governor lawmakers (Albuquerque Journal)

// Bill that Would Add Opioid Use Disorder to List of Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico Heads to Governor’s Desk (Marijuana Industry News)

// US-based group that organized UN event denies timing of Leni video linked to Duterte impeach raps (Interaksyon)


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// Arkansas House rejects bill to ban marijuana in food (Times Record)

// Four marijuana bills sent to governor more may follow (Baxter Bulletin)

// Advocates to MA Lawmakers: Don’t Amend Cannabis Law Just Yet (Leafly)

// Medical marijuana advocates begin the process to put it on the 2018 ballot in Utah (Fox 13 Salt Lake City)

// Canada’s ‘Princess of Pot’ returns home to Vancouver to begin cutting ties with Cannabis Culture empire (Vancouver Sun)

// SC Prosecutor Contender at Odds With Feds on Medical Cannabis (Leafly)

// Chart: Licensing bottlenecks hamper growth of Massachusetts MMJ program (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, March 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A photo collage of a starkly colored Vermont road.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont Legal Marijuana Bill Struggles (MassRoots)

// Political Scene: At long last, R.I.’s medical marijuana oversight panel will meet (Providence Journal)

// Georgia Senate agrees to compromise bill to allow AIDS patients medical marijuana access (Georgia Voice)


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// Appeals Court upholds state limits on marijuana for PTSD (Daily Courier)

// Gov. Dennis Daugaard Signs Cannabidiol Measure Into Law (US News & World Report)

// AR House Approved Legislation to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana Where Smoking Tobacco is Banned (NWA News)

// Segerblom bill would spark earlier recreational marijuana sales in Nevada (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Maine considers putting alcohol agency in charge of pot sales (Bangor Daily News)

// ‘Budtender’ says marijuana dispensary bosses left him high and dry after raid (Ottawa Citizen)

// Cannabis 101 de-hazes legal weed for seniors (Seattle PI)


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

Colorado's Flatiron mountains sit backed by a bright red sunset even as they are cast in a cold wintery blue.

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

// Colorado Reps Vow to Fight Feds on Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Medical marijuana for chronic pain starts next week (Lohud)

// A quarter of US beer drinkers have switched to marijuana or would if it was legal (Quartz)


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// Organizers cancel marijuana festival at Cheesman Park citing ‘ridiculous’ requirements (Denver 7 ABC)

// Drug busts underway in Denver metro area are aimed at growers shipping weed out of state (Denver Post)

// California’s Great Cannabis Unbanning (Leafly)

// Spannabis 2017 and What I Learned About Barcelona’s and Spain’s Marijuana Marketplace (Canna Law Blog)

// San Diego police go after drugged drivers with new mouth swab test (San Diego Union-Tribune)

// Bill Banning Medical Marijuana Edibles in Arkansas Advanced to the House Floor (NWA Homepage)

// Jimi Hendrix Estate Sues Andrew Pitsicalis and Leon Hendrix (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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

// Sessions vows crackdown on drug dealing and gun crime (Washington Post)

// Sessions Says Obama Marijuana Memo Is ‘Valid’ (MassRoots)

// Latinos Got 77 Percent of Federal Pot Sentences Last Year (US News & World Report)


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// Colorado grow shop hit with EPA fines for unlabeled pesticides (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Blue Dream No Longer King of the Strain Hill (Marijuana Industry News)

// New Mexico Decriminalization Bill Passes House Committee (Marijuana Industry News)

// Bills would protect Massachusetts medical marijuana patients from losing job over drug test (MassLive)

// Montana lawmakers consider sales tax on medical marijuana (KTVH NBC)

// Pot-grow paradise? Oregon town selling for $3.85 million (SF Gate)

// Sir Patrick Stewart reveals he uses marijuana every day to help deal with debilitating arthritis symptoms (Daily 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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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Grover Norquist speaks into a microphone during a political event in Arizona.

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

// Marijuana’s taxing situation: Q&A with political activist Grover Norquist (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver is trying to figure out what state ban on “open and public” consumption means for Initiative 300 (Denverite)

// Arkansas Senate again rejects medical-marijuana smoking ban (Arkansas Online)


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// Pesticide-laden medical marijuana spurs third Canadian lawsuit (Globe and Mail)

// Medical-marijuana company CEO pushes for stricter cannabis regulation (Globe and Mail)

// House bill advances to give University of Florida $2.5M for medical marijuana study (SaintPetersBlog)

// Pot offenders would have convictions wiped clean under new bill (Las Vegas Sun)

// Baldacci: Make city government Bangor’s sole retail marijuana seller (Bangor Daily News)

// Cannabis marketing platform gets added funding, raises $3.5M (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The History of Dutch Cannabis Coffeeshops, Part 1 (Leafly News)


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

A pile and bowl of the US Governments crappy crappy ditchweed. It barely resembles marijuana as we know it.

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

// Government marijuana looks nothing like the real stuff. See for yourself. (Washington Post)

// Trump Admin Not Concerned About Canadian Legal Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Citing organized crime, Colorado House OKs efforts to limit marijuana grows (Denver Post)


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// Denver council opts to take more time on measure to allow midnight closing for marijuana shops (Denver Post)

// Group Asks Lawmakers To Hold Off On Changes To Marijuana Law (CBS Boston)

// Bill would reduce penalty for marijuana possession (My San Antonio)

// Gov. McAuliffe expected to sign marijuana reforms (TWVR CBS 6)

// ‘Cannabis’ more accurate label than ‘marijuana’, state lawmaker says (West Hawaii Today)

// Farmers in Italy fight soil contamination with cannabis (CBS Evening News)

// Chart: Marijuana business licensing backlog in Alaska (Marijuana Business Daily )


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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, March 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A black and white photo of a growing marijuana bud.

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

// The case for drug war “reparations” (Vice)

// Oakland Licensing Plan Builds in Diversity and Reparations (Leafly )

// After recalls, marijuana industry focuses on sharing test results (CBC News)


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// Americans for Safe Access Releases State Cannabis Report Cards (Culture Magazine)

// Anchorage collects first full month of marijuana sales tax revenue (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Proponent: Package stores likely won’t be going to pot (Boston Herald)

// Launching retail marijuana sales in Nevada will cost $14M over 2 years (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Cannabis Culture Dispensaries Owned By Emerys Tied To Organized Crime: Police (Huffington Post)

// NJ Man Faces Charges in Killing of California Pot Grower (NBC Bay Area)

// Medbox founder used marijuana vending machine company funds to buy luxurious California home (Fox 43)


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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, March 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A protester holds a sign saying

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

// Sessions Admits He Can’t Arrest Everyone For Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Colorado marijuana sales holding steady with $109 million in January 2017 (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis to Provide Customers with Certificate of Analysis (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Colorado Senate passes marijuana membership clubs bill on to House, but Hickenlooper has concerns (The Denver Channel)

// Denver FBI honors youth program partly funded by pot taxes (9&10 News)

// Mass. High Court Hears Arguments On Medical Marijuana Firing (New England Public Radio)

// Montana’s medical marijuana industry on the rebound (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio to allow more medical marijuana dispensaries, letting them stay open longer, under latest proposal (Columbus Business Journal)

// Public marijuana usage stirs debate in Nevada Senate (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Does AG candidate Dave Jones recall his vote on legal pot? ‘I truly do not’ (Sacamento Bee)


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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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