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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Legal marijuana deadline may be up in smoke as Tory senators stall bills (Globe and Mail)

// Teen Marijuana Use Down In Most Legalized States, Federal Data Says (Marijuana Moment)

// Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’ (Leafly)


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// Canada provinces reach tax deal for recreational marijuana (BBC News)

// Hostile Takeovers and Poison Pills: Canadian Cannabis Gets Combative (Leafly)

// Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club (Leafly (AP))

// First Look At Ohio’s 2018 Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure (Marijuana Moment)

// After a hot summer, Colorado’s cannabis sales cool down (Cannabist)

// Long Strange Marijuana Case Takes Another Turn in Pot Entrepreneur’s Favor (Voice of San Diego)

// Poll shows Georgia Republicans support medical marijuana cultivation (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


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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, October 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Our View: Don’t waste legislators’ solid work on pot law (Portland Press Herald)

// L.A. aims to help disadvantaged communities cash in on marijuana legalization (Los Angeles Times)

// MJ Freeway Cannabis Traceability System Delay to Disrupt Washington Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program (Dayton Daily News)

// What the California Fires Mean for the Weed Industry (Rolling Stone)

// Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana (Reuters)

// Cannabis sobriety ‘pilot’ tests now underway, says federal Health Minister (CBC News)

// SAD 61 wrestles with medical marijuana policy (Bridgeton News)

// Why Aphria Decided to Sell $80 Million of Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Inside NYC’s uneven pot policy for homeless kids (NY Post)


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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, September 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House GOP Blocks State Medical Cannabis Protections For Now (Weed News)

// Roger Stone pulled as cannabis conference’s keynote speaker (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman confident marijuana shops will open on time (Mass Live)


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// Canadian cannabis producer to build $30M production operation in Portugal (CTV News)

// First Cannabis Ad Runs on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC (Leafly)

// Manhattan DA lightens marijuana penalties in new policy (Politico)

// Brooklyn DA’s Pledge to Reduce Marijuana Prosecutions Makes Little Difference (WNYC)

// Scott: Legal pot two years away (Rutland Herald)

// How Insiders Secretly Pocketed $3 Million from Sunset Island Group (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Washington state broker aims to sell bundle of 12 marijuana retailers for up to $70M (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana board considers shutting down dispensaries until licensing starts (Michigan Radio)

// Nevada marijuana license expansion on hold again until Aug. 29 (KTNV Las Vegas (AP))

// Pot Prices Rise 200% In Nevada As Product Flies Off The Shelves (Forbes)


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// California Is Still Arresting Too Many People of Color for Cannabis (Leafly)

// NYC pot arrests continue despite decriminalization push: lawyers (NY Daily News)

// Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open (McClatchy DC)

// Yet another study says weed could help solve the opioid crisis (Vice News)

// Deep Dive into Cannabis Stock Sunset Island Group Reveals Red Flags for Investors (New Cannabis Ventures)

// States Work To Help Marijuana Industry Reduce Power Costs (National Public Radio)

// Chart: Portion of women executives in cannabis industry dips to 27% but still strong (Marijuana Business Daily)


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

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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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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Read the Massachusetts marijuana bill: Lawmakers release compromise rewriting of the state’s pot and medical marijuana laws (Mass Live)

// Jeff Sessions Ready to Ramp Up More Asset Forfeitures (Leafly)

// Marijuana ruling by Massachusetts high court ‘first case of its kind in the country’ (Mass Live)


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// Editorial: Smoking Marijuana While Black (New York Times)

// The Haymaker: How Prohibition Aided a Pennsylvania Murder Spree (Leafly)

// Maine Takes Advice From Colorado’s ‘Marijuana Czar’ (Weed Daily)

// Canadian Dollars Are Funding Global Cannabis Expansion (Marijuana.com)

// Texarkana board approves two medical marijuana regulations (KSLA News)

// San Francisco Office Of Cannabis To Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales (CBS San Francisco)

// Congressmen Tell Marijuana Jokes (MassRoots)


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cops busted 60,000 for pot in de Blasio’s first three years (New York Daily News)

// D.C. public weed use arrests nearly tripled last year (Washington Post (AP))

// Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back anti-drug program D.A.R.E. from the dead (New York Daily News)


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// Still No Deal on Pot Bill; Baker Suggests Time Running Short (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Merger creates one of Arizona’s biggest medical marijuana firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Governor Cuomo considers expansion of medical marijuana program for PTSD patients (WXXI AM News)

// Hemp-based CBD market continues its enormous growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// North Dakota expects medical marijuana to be available in Spring 2018 (Cannabist)

// Anchorage Assembly resolution calls for regulations on allowing pot consumption in retail stores (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Senators to Vote On Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (MassRoots)


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Monday, July 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nevada dispensaries running out of marijuana; governor steps in (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Massachusetts lawmakers approve compromise $40.2 billion state budget (Boston.com)

// Walmart Is Selling a $299 Cannabis Rosin Press. So We Bought One (Leafly)


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// ‘San Diego DA’s Exit is a Celebration for All, Especially Cannabis Advocates (Leafly)

// University of Maryland School of Pharmacy takes on training for medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Weed-Smoking Gorilla Ushers in New Era in Marijuana Packaging (Bloomberg)

// With Legal Weed Sales Just Weeks Away, Uruguay Plans To Make Retail Cannabis As Boring As Possible (Merry Jane)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry has powerful momentum (Las Vegas Sun)

// Communities activists and businesses in holding pattern while Massachusetts Legislature debates pot (Metro West Daily News)

// Maine lawmakers still have work ahead (Portland Press Herald)


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