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Friday, February 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana (New York Times)

// Rep. Young’s Cannabis Caucus wants to ‘educate’ Trump administration on pot (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Wyden vows to fight feds’ shift on recreational marijuana (KTVZ 21 News)


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// Amid fears of federal marijuana crackdown, state attorney general vows to ‘defend the will of Washington voters’ (The Spokesman-Review)

// Alaska AG says feds couldn’t overturn state’s pot law (KINY Radio)

// Sean Spicer: Trump May Crack Down on Recreational Pot; Arizona Industry ‘Thrilled’ (Phoenix New Times)

// Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization, want feds to step off (The Cannabist)

// New Jersey medical marijuana program doubles patient count (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nearly 130,000 Canadians have prescriptions for medical marijuana (CTV News Kitchener)

// Public Comment Session About Marijuana Legalization To Be Held in Augusta (WABI CBS 5)


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

The US Capitol Building.

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

// Cannabis Caucus Kicks Off in Congress (MassRoots)

// DA Ogg, Police Leaders Announce Landmark Marijuana Diversion Program (Houston Press)

// California lawmaker raises possibility of delaying licensing of recreational marijuana sales (LA Times)


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// Georgia Senate reduces medical marijuana potency (11 Alive NBC)

// Senate panel OKs marijuana research bill (Salt Lake Tribune)

// New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure (Missouri Times)

// More than $1-million of tainted medical marijuana destroyed (The Globe and Mail)

// South Dakota House panel passes industrial hemp bill (McClatchy DC)

// New Market: Ohio medical cannabis program set to be big, but license rules could curb growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ricky Williams on Eugene Monroe’s Inspiring Cannabis Journey (Marijuana.com)


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

A magnifying glass is held over a marijuana bud.

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

// Leafly Investigation: California Has a Dirty Cannabis Problem (Leafly)

// Nevada marijuana official wants same treatment for medical, recreational products (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Tilray to export medical cannabis to New Zealand (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// House Bill Examines Racist Drug War (MassRoots)

// Hemp for cows? Colorado approves hemp-animal feed study (Aurora Sentinel)

// Colorado infused products licenses skyrocket as MJ companies diversify (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scott: Pot bill must cover drivers (Rutland Herald)

// Peninsula cannabis entrepreneurs estimate $5.3M contribution to economy (Peninsula Clarion)

// AZ Cannabis Legalization Initiative To be Filed Thursday Feb 16 2017 (Safer Arizona)

// The Nearest Dispensaries to the Airports in Legal States (Leafly)


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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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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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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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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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// California won’t be ready to regulate marijuana businesses next year, lawmaker says (Sacramento Bee)

// Jeff Sessions provides written responses on marijuana questions to Senators (Tom’s Marijuana Newsletter)

// Patriot Care Panned for Felony Stand (Leafly)


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// Virginia Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition (Tenth Amendment Center)

// Major pot insurer coming to Canada (Insurance Business)

// Israel to fund research for medical cannabis crops (Times of Israel)

// Mo. Republican: Give medical marijuana for terminally ill a shot (Hannibal Courier-Post)

// Aurora Cannabis to Raise $50.625mm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill in Colorado legislature would OK PTSD for medical marijuana treatment (The Gazette)

// California marijuana business owners in legal fog as they await statewide rules (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Worn prison bars show the wear of years of countless gripped fingers.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana dispensary says people w/ drug convictions can’t work in industry because they ignored “federal drug laws” (Tom’s Marijuana Newsletter)

// Illinois treasurer asks Trump to assure banks on marijuana (Chicago Sun Times)

// Colorado court says police can destroy marijuana seized in investigations (ABC 7 Denver)


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// Chart: Colorado wholesale marijuana prices tumble in 2016 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate panel fast-tracks Montana medical marijuana fix (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

// New Mexico Medical Cannabis Revenues Grow 64% to $50.6mm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Police urge pot dispensary owners to report robberies (The Star)

// Marijuana advertising bill first to clear second reading in Legislature (Durango Herald)

// ND House: Workers’ comp can’t be used for medical marijuana (Grand Forks Herald)

// Anchorage assemblyman proposes ban on pot discounts for active military (Alaska Dispatch News)


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