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Monday, December 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A Maryland state flag flies in the bright sun against a blue sky.

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Monday, December 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and the customers are lined up for it (Washington Post)

// Medical marijuana took a bite out of alcohol sales. Recreational pot could take an even bigger one. (Washington Post)

// Army issuing more waivers for recruits who used marijuana (PBS)


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// Alaska October cannabis tax revenue nears $1 million (Anchorage Daily News)

// Gov. Rauner not high on legalizing marijuana: ‘That’s a mistake’ (Chicago Sun Times)

// Backer Of Failed 2015 Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue Threatens Legal Action Against State (WVXU.org)

// Cannabis experts: leaked state medical marijuana guidelines are ‘comprehensive’ (WZZM 13 ABC)

// Marijuana Control Board develops working group to address testing (KTUU )

// Montreal ‘Weedmaps’ ads removed after anti-marijuana complaints (CTV News)

// The Owner of Two Pot Shops Won a City Council Seat in a Conservative Rural Town (Intercept)


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses (Cannabist)

// Marijuana officials to meet, address proposals and business applications (KTUU )

// Marylanders are days away from being able to legally buy medical marijuana (Washington Post)


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// New Jersey’s governor-elect taps cannabis advocate as chief of staff (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Black Friday Beats Cyber Monday For Dispensary Shoppers (Green Market Report)

// Colorado credit union continues marijuana banking crusade with new lawsuit, strategy (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Supporters turn in petition to legalize pot in North Dakota (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// How a Visionary Cannabis Producer Became This Canadian Town’s Biggest Employer (Leafly)

// Oregon Regulators Issue Guidance On Cannabis Cups (Marijuana Moment)

// Governor Gives Stores 60 Days to Pull Marijuana-Derived Oil (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Monday, November 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A woman's hand holds a thumb-sized marijuana bud up to the camera.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge Grants Convicted Murderer Permission To Use Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// Wiping Out Illegal Weed Industry Could Harm Canada’s Economy: Report (Huffington Post)

// California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In (Forbes)


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// There’s something fishy with Alaska’s marijuana potency testing results (Cannabist (AP))

// Alberta’s plan to allow marijuana use in hotels could create huge industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why some communities are pushing back hard against California cannabis farms (Cannabist (AP))

// John Morgan says he will not run for governor of Florida as a Democrat (Orlando Weekly)

// Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD (Washington Post (AP))

// Week in Review: MPP chief bows out Ohio’s dispensary application glut & MassRoots’ internal war (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge: No ‘blanket immunity’ for aspiring pot growers facing lawsuit (Capital Press)


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

The Kentucky state flag is coated in sunlight as it waves in the wind.

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

// Kentucky Secretary of State starts task force to get medical marijuana legalized (WSAZ)

// House committee rejects N.H. marijuana legalization bill (Concord Monitor)

// Medical Marijuana Weeks Away From Being Sold Legally In Texas (CBS DFW)


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// Julian Fantino who once compared weed to murder defends opening medical marijuana business (CBC Radio)

// Man says marijuana dispensary will bring ‘undesirable elements’ to the area like army vets and cancer patients (Boston Globe)

// On-site marijuana consumption decision delayed (KTUU )

// Montana health department drafts dozens of new medical marijuana rules (Missourian)

// V.A. Doesn’t Understand Marijuana Laws So Veterans Lose Access (Marijuana Moment)

// Jan. 1 Marijuana Sales Delayed as S.F. Supes Choke (San Francisco Weekly)

// Cannabis industry expected to turn out in record numbers for MJBizCon (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

A LivWell marijuana dispensary sign sits above a white door against a tan stucco wall.

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

// Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine tightens rules over medical marijuana caregivers (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis consumer website Leafly lays off 15 employees, hires CEO (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Onsite consumption tops agenda for marijuana board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Drugs, but no sex, violence, or party dogs: Cannabis companies lay out proposed ad guidelines (Financial Post)

// Ontario Wants Bigger Cut of Canada Pot Tax, Expecting Strong Demand (Bloomberg)

// Complete Colorado election results for 2017 cannabis issues (Cannabist)

// Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis lab-testing company (Business Insider)

// Inside ‘DrugsLab’: Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube (Mic)

// Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Stop punishing cannabis industry. Remove 280E from tax code (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A roadside sign reads 'Welcome to California'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive (Los Angeles Times)

// LA is one step closer to setting rules for cannabis business permits (Los Angeles Daily News)

// N.J. must recognize marijuana’s medicinal value court says (NJ.com)


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// Medical marijuana ‘super grows’ would be snuffed out under bill (Michigan Live)

// Medical marijuana bids unfairly rejected by Arkansas panel suits say (Arkansas Online)

// Alaska cannabis tax revenue tops $700K in September (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Another cultural tipping point? Cannabis ads appear in TSA checkpoint trays at Ontario airport (LA Times)

// Poseidon aims to raise $100M-$150M through new cannabis fund (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No Contest: 8 of Forbes’ 10 ‘Coolest’ Cities Have Legal Cannabis (Leafly)

// The Billboard Battle: Anti-Marijuana Group Wants Pro-Pot Signage Gone (Phoenix New Times )


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Friday, October 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A large blue roadside sign reads 'Welcome to Maine- the way life should be. Open for business

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Friday, October 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana bill would let communities decide on allowing recreational pot businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Sativa and Indica: Just Smoke and Mirrors? (Marijuana.com)

// Congressman: Medical Marijuana Can Help Breast Cancer Sufferers (Marijuana Moment)


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// Money woes hamper New York’s medical marijuana program (Press Connects)

// Florida nursing home denies use of medical marijuana by chronic pain patient (WFTS Action News)

// Alaska marijuana sales break records for sixth straight month (Juneau Empire)

// Maricann to Offer Julian Marley Cannabis Products in Canada and Western Europe (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Random drug tests after DUI arrest ruled unconstitutional by Washington Supreme Court (Cannabist)

// LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Testing of Marihuana and Marihuana-Infused Products (Marijuana Industry News)

// Delaware panel weighs issues of legalizing marijuana told to ‘keep it simple, keep it restricted’ (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief appointed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Interior Alaska voters strongly reject proposed pot bans (News Miner)

// Special session ends abruptly after Republican state senators reject second of two bills to fix Colorado pot-tax error (Denver Post)


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// First Maryland medical cannabis crop grown, but not yet for sale (Baltimore Sun)

// FDA To Review Medical Claims About Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Trudeau Proposes C$1 a Gram Tax on Canada’s Recreational Pot (Bloomberg)

// Given a Monopoly on Ontario Store Product, Licensed Producers Push for Online Sales (Leafly)

// San Diego legalizes local supply chain for marijuana (San Diego Union-Tribune)

// 3 months into recreational marijuana sales, Nevada dispensaries experience pot shortage (My News 4)

// Pennsylvania medical marijuana program on track, but legal issues loom (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill to make sale of recreational marijuana legal in Maine faces uncertain fate (Portland Press Herald)

// Atlanta City Council votes unanimously to decriminalize marijuana (Atlanta Loop)

// GOP state lawmakers down one of two bills brought by Democrats during special legislative session to fix pot-tax error (Denver Post)


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// Longtime Activist Launches Cannabis News Portal (Weed News)

// This Obscure 45-Year-Old Federal Law Exempts State-Legal Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Grower asks state for edible cannabis rules (Florida Politics)

// Interior Alaska voters have big decisions to make Tuesday (Daily News-Miner)

// Chart: Lots of patients, small purchases in Hawaii’s first month of medical marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado drags down national marijuana prices in first half of 2017 (Cannabist)

// CEO Spotlight: O.penVAPE’s Ralph Morgan (Green Market Report)


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Oregon Governor Kate Brown looks super cool pointing two fingers out while smiling.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon’s governor state police chief stand up for marijuana (Seattle Times)

// Alaska Proposal Would Open Door to On-Site Consumption (Leafly)

// Fast-growing marijuana investment firm Privateer Holdings raises another $58M to fuel expansion (Geek Wire)


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// Congress To Decide On State Marijuana Protections Soon (MassRoots)

// Maricann to Raise up to $35mm to Expand Canadian Production Capacity (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maricann to Acquire Biotechnology Company NanoLeaf Technologies for C$38.5 Million in Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Dixie Elixirs recalls some marijuana edibles in Colorado (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scientific Community Pushes Back Against V.A.’s Latest ‘Worthless’ Medical Marijuana Studies (Merry Jane)

// Ohio Picks Two Vendors to Ramp up Medical Marijuana System (Leafly)

// This Hospice Is Hoping To Prove That Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful (BuzzFeed News)


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