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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

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

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

// 3 medical marijuana titans team on ‘epic’ partnership to serve global market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Medical marijuana caregivers: New rules not as bad as expected (Portland Press Herald)

// Pro-Marijuana Group Will Host First Debate for Governor’s Race in Connecticut (Civilized)


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// Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road (Leafly)

// Republicans Block Marijuana Banking Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// California has message for the state’s new legal pot industry: Pay your taxes (LA Times)

// Oakland reviewing 255 permit applications to cultivate deliver cannabis (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Some Massachusetts towns going to pot after all (WBUR (AP))

// Oregon cannabis firm is shuttered for interstate transport (Marijuana Business Daily)

// District Attorney Is ‘Changing Focus’ on Marijuana Enforcement (Voices of San Diego)


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

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

// Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 (OC Register)

// Quebec unveils zero-tolerance marijuana plan: No home-grown cannabis allowed (Globe and Mail)

// National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign (Weed News)


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// Bank’s refusal to process online payments slows marijuana ID cards (My Palm Beach Post)

// Canadian companies aim to create medical cannabis powerhouse in Latin America (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senators Debate Marijuana Use By Judges (Marijuana Moment)

// The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ (Washington Post)

// Aurora Cannabis Gets $100 Million From Canaccord Genuity (Green Market Report)

// NEW REPORT: Marijuana Stores as Profitable as Starbucks (Marijuana Industry News)

// Steep Hill Ventures to Focus on Funding Early Stage Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

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

// In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude (Cannabist)

// Impaired driving changes could unfairly punish medical cannabis users, lawyers say (Globe and Mail)

// MassRoots quarterly revenue tanks (Cannabist)


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// Cash crunch holds up Michigan pot legalization push (Detroit News)

// Canopy Growth Sales Increase 107% to $17.6 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// RI medical marijuana dispensary CEO fears impact of recreational pot sales in Mass. (Providence Journal)

// Marty Walsh aims high to avoid drag on cannabis coffers (Boston Globe)

// Senator Tim Kaine Supports Medical Cannabis Research Bills in Congress (Merry Jane)

// Federal Reserve Bank In California Begins Accepting Cannabis Cash (Green Market Report)

// Township mulls no limit to number of medical marijuana facilities (Michigan Live)


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

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

// Election results: Recreational cannabis legalization strong possibility in New Jersey + wins in Detroit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California treasurer wants the state to study a public bank option for pot businesses (LA Times)

// Only one-third of marijuana extracts accurately labeled, researchers say (CNN)


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// Massachusetts marijuana oversight board seeks $7.5 million budget (MassLive)

// Republicans say they’ll block marijuana bill again if it isn’t overhauled (Portland Press Herald)

// Push to Legalize Recreational Pot in Illinois Takes Step Forward (NBC Chicago)

// SF supervisors offer more changes to recreational cannabis legislation (San Francisco Gate)

// Will recreational pot in Mass. kill RI’s medical marijuana program? (Providence Journal)

// Cannabis Companies Struggle To Be Charitable (CBS Denver)

// Marijuana to be sold through private stores in Manitoba (Globe and Mail)


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Friday, October 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Days before vote on marijuana law, bill from LePage calls for delaying sales until 2019 (Portland Press Herald)

// New Zealand Voters Get Chance To Legalize Marijuana By 2020 (Marijuana Moment)

// Airport screeners relaxing handling of passengers with medical marijuana (National Post)


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// Nation’s top cops prosecutors urge Trump not to roll back successful crime policies (Washington Post)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission taps Shawn Collins as executive director of new state marijuana agency (Mass Live)

// Rifle PD gets new drug pups – who will be trained to ignore marijuana (Post Independent)

// Patient says her medical marijuana was confiscated at Maine Med (WLBZ 2 NBC)

// Umpqua Bank to close local company’s account for confusion over hemp (Northern Light)

// New Brunswick issues call for 15 cannabis retail spaces (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio to Accept Cannabis Processor License Applications in December (News Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, October 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Want to grow marijuana? Company selling permit for $20M (Inquirer)

// Supreme Court Justice Partied With Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana edibles won’t be sold until July, 2019 (Global News)


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// Hundreds applied to be on California’s pot advisory committee. Here’s who got picked (Los Angeles Times)

// Gorilla Glue adhesives company reaches settlement with cannabis business (Cannabist)

// Marijuana grower drops suit against Pa. Health Dept. (Inquirer)

// LA Considers First Ever City-Owned Public Bank In US (CBS Los Angeles)

// CBD Cleared For Use By Athletes (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Industry Struggles With Hiring People With Past Pot Convictions (Forbes)

// Out-of-state companies making a run for Ohio’s medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, October 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legal age to buy pot in Quebec will be 18 and it won’t be sold at deps (Montreal Gazette)

// Shane McMahon, son of Trump cabinet member, poured $500G into legal cannabis company (NY Daily News)

// Florida will miss deadline for handing out medical-marijuana licenses (Orlando Weekly)


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// Black Caucus may ‘take a knee’ if General Assembly leaders don’t swiftly pass medical marijuana expansion (Baltimore Sun)

// Maui’s second medical marijuana dispensary receives state approval to begin sales (Pacific Business News)

// RTD: Pot Tax Money ‘Lost Forever’ (CBS Denver)

// Concerns grow over how to bank cash crop (Boston Herald)

// Marijuana providers await details of state’s so-far murky testing requirements (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

// Pot legalization in California brings a bonanza of government jobs (Los Angeles Times)

// Marijuana arrests plunge in 2016, but racial disparity remains (Boston Globe)


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Friday, September 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding (Tech Crunch)

// Washington state considering recreational marijuana home grows (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Justice Department No. 2 Weighs In On Marijuana Legalization (Forbes)


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// How did Florida’s medical marijuana supply fare during Hurricane Irma? (Miami Herald)

// Special session in the works to fix error in hospital provider fee bill (Colorado Politics)

// Uruguay setting up dedicated cannabis dispensaries after banks scare off pharmacies (Cannabist)

// Arizona DCS to Medical-Marijuana Patients: We Don’t Want You as a Foster Parent (Phoenix New Times)

// Policy to ban marijuana for Little Rock airport staff (Arkansas Online)

// Canada’s producers stockpiling cannabis ahead of legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// NDP pushes for agreement with U.S. to prevent lifetime travel bans once pot is legal (National Post)


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