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Friday, August 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge denies Nevada marijuana distribution injunction request (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Tilray to invest CA$30 million to create one of Canada’s largest cannabis facilities (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Feds Slam Marijuana Impairment Testing Methods (MassRoots)


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// The Sessions Letters: Read the U.S. attorney general’s missives to the first four states to legalize marijuana (Cannabist)

// The Haymaker: Are Cannabis Stocks Finally Growing Up? (Leafly)

// Oklahomans Will Vote on America’s Most Progressive Medical Marijuana Proposal in 2018 (Merry Jane)

// The Quest For Lower Electric Bills Is A Sign Of Colorado’s Maturing Pot Biz (Colorado Public Radio)

// Roger Stone and John Morgan Pressure Trump To Legalize Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Editorial: Jeff Sessions, pot prohibition is so 2011 (Seattle Times)

// Several marijuana-related companies make Inc. 5000 list (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, August 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alaska and Washington govs push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters (Cannabist)

// Feds Call Out Religious Discrimination Against Marijuana Consumers (MassRoots)

// Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol (Washington Post)


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// Nevada’s marijuana sales down product suffering as program ‘limps along’ (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Several factors led to Hawaii’s flawed medical marijuana launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization (and Many Other Things) (Leafly)

// Bull! Pot Revenue Has Definitely Helped Fund Cherry Creek Schools (Westword)

// Oregon makes drug possession a misdemeanor (Associated Press News)

// L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head (LA Times)

// Pot industry massively increases its Washington lobbying (Washington Examiner)


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites ‘pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation’ (Cannabist)

// Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions (Marijuana Industry News)

// Weed Scene Elated as City Appears to Embrace Pot Shop Permits (LA Weekly)


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// State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis (Leafly)

// Want to influence Massachusetts weed industry decisions? Regs board now forming (Cannabist)

// DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018 (Cannabist)

// Scott To Create ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’ To Study Marijuana Legalization Issues (Vermont Public Radio)

// Pot Report Sparks War of Words Between New York Mayor & Drug Policy Alliance (The Fix)

// Chart: Many operational marijuana businesses are seeking funding in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Neil deGrasse Tyson Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)


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Friday, August 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther


Just a reminder- our regular podcast will be out of commission until Wednesday, August 9th. In the meantime, we’ll be running past episodes of our pilot series Marijuana Today Story Hour. Today’s episode features our friend Jane West.

We will, however, continue to find your news for you while the podcast is down. Enjoy!

– Shea


// Is This The Feds’ Marijuana Crackdown? (MassRoots)

// Is Supporting Legal Pot Becoming Politically Viable in D.C.? (Rolling Stone)

// Delaware awards fourth medical marijuana business permit (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Tribal pot store near downtown Las Vegas aims to be biggest in the country (Las Vegas Sun)

// Cards Against Humanity Gave $70K To Help Legalize Marijuana In Illinois (Chicagoist)

// Nevada Supreme Court protects confidentiality of medical marijuana business owners (Nevada Independent)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Not Thrilled With Trump’s ‘Drug-Infested Den’ Comments (Roll Call)

// Minnesota medical cannabis market opens to PTSD patients (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Could Easthampton become a Massachusetts ‘marijuana destination’? Planning Board member says, ‘That’s kind of wonderful’ (Mass Live)

// Puff Piece on Moms and Marijuana Sparks Important Conversation About Racist Cannabis Policing (Merry Jane)


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOH Certifies Steep Hill Hawaii to Begin Cannabis Testing (Maui Now)

// State leaders reject call for special session on medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Trump Opioid Commission Ignores Marijuana As Solution (MassRoots)


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// Senate Bill Punishes States For Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests (MassRoots)

// Ballot measure ‘typo’ could cost recreational marijuana campaign (Argus Leader)

// Finding of possible conflicts in Md. medical pot program sparks call for legislation (Washington Post)

// State gives OK to grow medical marijuana in Secaucus (NorthJersey.com)

// Marijuana grows leaving more Colorado homes filled with mold (Denver Post)

// Chart: Recreational marijuana stores are clustered in low-income areas of Denver, Seattle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana is 9% of all Michigan arrests, and other facts on marijuana arrests (Michigan Live)


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge denies injunction against Nevada pot distribution (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Big Week For Marijuana In Congress (MassRoots)

// Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll (New York Times)


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// Maine employers shouldn’t test for marijuana without changes to state law, official says (Portland Press Herald)

// Ohio medical marijuana program budget grows to $11 million (Cleveland.com)

// Could Cristina Barbuto’s Court Win Help Coloradans Fired for Medical Pot? (Westword)

// Court offers job protection for medical marijuana patients; could it happen in California? (Cannifornian)

// Marijuana use legal and illegal is increasing in Michigan (Michigan Live)

// Marijuana board moves to prohibit common lease arrangement (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law (Leafly)


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Thursday, July 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts Legislature Backs Deal on Recreational Pot Law (New York Times (AP))

// About 45 percent of Americans have tried marijuana new Gallup, poll finds (Trib Live)

// Legal Marijuana Advocates Not Interested In Study Commissions (MassRoots )


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// Distribution Woes Are a Major Buzzkill for the California Pot Industry (LA Weekly)

// ‘Major milestone’: Colorado hits half a billion in cannabis tax revenue (Cannabist)

// Marijuana Stigma Hurts Doctor-Patient Relationship, Study Says (Leafly)

// Bad weed- Marijuana is now legal in an entire country – but the weed is weak (Vice News)

// Competitive grants for Colorado marijuana tax funding mean some schools miss out (Cannabist)

// Reward jumps to $55,000 for robbers who killed veteran guarding Colorado pot dispensary (Cannabist)

// Undercover Cops Gave Denver’s Church of Cannabis Founders Public Smoking (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession (Leafly)

// Recreational weed sales begin tomorrow at Uruguay’s pharmacies (Cannabist)

// No replacement winners if PA revokes a medical marijuana permit (Elevated Nation)


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// Congressman Running For Sessions’s Senate Seat Backs Medical Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Treasurer has ‘no idea’ if pot shops can open by July 2018 (Lowell Sun)

// Oklahoma DA protests ruling to return pipes and papers to head shop (Cannabist)

// Marijuana advocacy group Drug Policy Alliance hires director (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Democrats say Gov. Scott Walker accepted donation from marijuana trade group (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

// A Canadian marijuana growth strategy: Q&A with Canopy CEO Bruce Linton (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Can Oakland Help Solve the Weed Industry’s Diversity Problem? (Rolling Stone)


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Monday, July 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alaska moves forward with plans for in-store marijuana use (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Court: Scent not enough for car search (Daily Sentinel)

// States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No. (New York Times)


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// Wisconsin Democrats Introduce Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Medical pot program remains in limbo (Guam Pacific Daily News)

// Vegas pot price hike has medical marijuana buyers looking for alternate sales (KTNV News)

// Yearlong delay frustrates local medical marijuana industry (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

// PNC shutters marijuana group’s Ohio bank account (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Former NFL-er Eugene Monroe Traded His Helmet and Pads for Vapes and Dispensaries (Daily Beast)

// Trump worried Americans might be clobbered by ‘sacks of drugs’ thrown over border wall (Cannabist)


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Friday, July 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, July 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Nevada Passes Rules to Ensure Pot Won’t Run Out (New York Times (AP))

// Delaware officials expand access to medical marijuana (WMDT News)

// Senators Approve Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (MassRoots)


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// State’s Marijuana Control Board pushes back ‘on-site consumption’ discussion until Friday (Webcenter 11 NBC)

// Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado (Cannabist)

// Hemp-growing: first step to medicinal cannabis in Utah? (Salt Lake Tribune)

// Lawmakers seek tax on pot that raises revenue but keeps buyers off black market (Portland Press Herald)

// Marijuana Reform Advocates Ask N.H. Governor To Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill (Weed News)

// Cannabis expo comes to New England with plans to link investors entrepreneurs job seekers (New Hampshire 1)

// Aphria CEO calls on marijuana companies to disclose and improve their cash costs (Financial Post)


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