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Monday, February 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, February 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked (Spokesman-Review)

// Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar (Leafly)

// Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier (Leafly)


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// Prosecutors ask Massachusetts marijuana regulators to hold off on cannabis cafes home delivery (Cannabist (AP))

// Warning of high power costs of marijuana, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration recommends energy standards (MassLive)

// Colorado marijuana sales hit $1.5 billion in 2017 (Cannabist)

// LCBO chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales; more pot retail news expected (Financial Post)

// Loophole could allow private members-only pot clubs anywhere (Boston Herald)

// Canada’s marijuana heavyweights set sights on the ultimate prize: Conquering the world (Financial Post)

// Proposal for Denver’s first cannabis club takes early steps (Denverite)


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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Monday, January 29, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 29, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Dems Pick Anti-Marijuana Kennedy For Trump State Of The Union Response (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian pot companies are worth billions – but is it a bubble ready to burst? (CBC News)

// Marijuana growers install required (and expensive) vaults for security, now the rule is scrapped (Financial Post)


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// Sessions Blames Legalization Movement For Drug Deaths (Marijuana Moment)

// Hearing for Colorado marijuana operator Sweet Leaf postponed; more arrests (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Marijuana Stores Fear Supply Shortage (Skanner)

// Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction (Portland Press Herald)

// Mexican tourism secretary says legal pot idea was ‘personal’ (SF Gate)

// Democrats’ guests to State of the Union include DACA recipient, medical marijuana patient, hurricane evacuees (Florida Politics)

// Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72 (Guardian)


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Monday, January 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, January 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana (Leafly)

// Did Vermont Gov sign marijuana legalization bill Sunday? (Cannabist (AP))

// Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol, Tobacco, Or Sugar Americans Say In New Poll (Marijuana Moment)


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// Ontario seeks public feedback on allowing cannabis lounges as legalization looms (Vancouver Sun)

// Walker names new member to Marijuana Control Board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Shulkin clarifies marijuana comments: VA can study the drug but won’t (Stars and Stripes)

// Pa. has approved all but two of 12 marijuana growers; Lower Merion gives OK for dispensary (Philly Inquirer)

// Regs For Sale Of Recreational Pot In Maine Put On Hold – Again – Until Mid April (Maine Public Radio)

// Cancer Patients Get Little Guidance From Doctors On Using Medical Marijuana (National Public Radio)

// Troubles deepen for co-founder of Mendocino County’s only cannabis distribution business (Press Democrat)


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Friday, January 12, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado’s Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to U.S. Treasury: Leave marijuana banking rules alone (Denver Post)

// Attorney for Sweet Leaf budtenders files to dismiss felony marijuana charges (Cannabist)

// On Marijuana, Voters Want Feds To Butt Out Of State Laws, Polls Find (Marijuana Moment)


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// California predicts 1M pounds of marijuana sales in first year (The Hill)

// Staties BPD to feds: We won’t bust bud in Bay State (Boston Herald)

// Edible THC Options Shrink with Recreational Pot Legalization (Fox 40)

// State establishes eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries (Bismark Tribune (AP))

// California’s booming pot business poisoning spotted owls, research shows (Reno Gazette Journal)

// At bill-signing, Tsongas urges Trump to focus on opioids not marijuana (Lowell Sun)

// Maryland credit union to cannabis businesses: We’re open (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California (New York Times)

// CNN Reporter Celebrates New Year’s Eve and Legal Recreational Pot by Lighting Reveler’s Bong (Fortune)

// Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in ‘looping’ marijuana sales (Cannabist )


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// Christmas bonuses given taken away after police raid marijuana shops (Denver Channel)

// Lawmakers take up pot debate this week (Rutland Herald)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Could OK Legal Marijuana This Week (Marijuana Moment)

// Lawmakers working on pot bill compromise cautiously optimistic after meeting with Gov. LePage (Portland Press Herald)

// Jane West Launches New Product Line (Green Market Report)

// MassRoots creates blockchain subsidiary in bid to increase marijuana efficiencies (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project (Marijuana Moment)


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Monday, December 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sweet Leaf Raids Casts Shadow Over Pot Industry (Westword)

// Fairbanks cannabis edibles maker has license revoked fined $500,000 (Anchorage Daily News)

// California’s new pot rules violate the promise to small farmers (Los Angeles Times)


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// Taxes on wholesale marijuana frustrate Alaska growers (Daily News-Miner)

// Sen. Orrin Hatch slams ‘regulatory acrobatics’ needed for cannabis research (Deseret News)

// 6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La. (Times-Pucayune)

// Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted (San Francisco Gate)

// Convicted of a marijuana crime in California? It might go away, thanks to legal pot. (Washington Post)

// Tripp Keber resigns as CEO of marijuana edibles powerhouse Dixie Brands for new role (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Some Colorado police chiefs and sheriffs shift attitudes toward recruits’ past marijuana use (Denver Post)


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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 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Republicans Block Congressional Marijuana Votes (MassRoots)

// The Haymaker: Will Trump Fire Sessions By the Time You Finish This Headline? (Leafly)

// Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional (Cannabist)


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// Colorado Springs head shops accused of illegal marijuana sales; 13 indicted (Cannabist)

// LA’s weed industry needs a bank. City leaders might create one it can use (Los Angeles Daily News)

// Wash. state anti-pot billboard aimed at Latinos sparks outrage (New York Daily News)

// Canada’s Licensed Producers Band Together Over Advertising Rules (Marijuana.com)

// Brazil’s Health Agency Plans Regulations for Medical Cannabis Cultivation (Merry Jane)

// The future of cannabis is organic and ethical: Q&A with Dr. Bronner’s CEO David Bronner (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Adam Silver Partly Blames NBA Weed Ban on Travel (Marijuana.com)


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