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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Justice Department at odds with DEA on marijuana research, MS-13 (Washington Post)

// Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline (Portland Press Herald)

// Washington Officials Respond to Sessions’s Marijuana Threats (MassRoots)


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// Online sales drives revenue for Boulder indoor garden maker AeroGrow (Daily Camera)

// The VA Can’t Provide Cannabis to Veterans With PTSD, so This Group Gives It Out for Free (Leafly)

// The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back- is this the year Congress legalizes the crop? (Cannabist)

// Over 500 Medical Marijuana Cards Approved in Ark. (NWA News)

// 2018 Governor Candidates Support Marijuana Reform (MassRoots)

// Without Banks, Lawmaker Calls AR Medical Marijuana Business ‘Wild, Wild West’ (Arkansas Matters)

// Who’s Sabotaging This Cannabis Company’s Instagram Account? (Leafly)


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites ‘pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation’ (Cannabist)

// Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions (Marijuana Industry News)

// Weed Scene Elated as City Appears to Embrace Pot Shop Permits (LA Weekly)


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// State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis (Leafly)

// Want to influence Massachusetts weed industry decisions? Regs board now forming (Cannabist)

// DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018 (Cannabist)

// Scott To Create ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’ To Study Marijuana Legalization Issues (Vermont Public Radio)

// Pot Report Sparks War of Words Between New York Mayor & Drug Policy Alliance (The Fix)

// Chart: Many operational marijuana businesses are seeking funding in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Neil deGrasse Tyson Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)


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Thursday, August 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pot Laced With Pesticides Forces States to Act as EPA Stays Away (Bloomberg Politics)

// Maine lawmakers propose limits on marijuana home growing (Portland Press Herald)

// Casino Industry Wants Clarity On Marijuana Rules (MassRoots)


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// The Haymaker: Why Is Jeff Sessions Hiding His Task Force? (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector (Cannabist)

// Oakland test-drives marijuana permit program aimed at those affected by War on Drugs (Cannafornian)

// DEA Chief Instructs Agents to Ignore Trump’s Call to Use Increased Force Against Suspects (Merry Jane)

// Pot performance: Canadian sports committee to de-mystify cannabis rules for elite athletes (Metro News)

// Alaska’s marijuana industry is enjoying a summer boom (Juneau Empire)

// An Oregon Couple Raced to Open a Pot Shop in the Path of the Eclipse. But They’re Stuck Waiting for the OLCC. (Willamette Week)


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Thursday, July 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Congressional Committee Slams Marijuana’s Schedule I Status (MassRoots)

// Court rejects challenge to medical marijuana registration (Las Vegas Sun)

// Come January, California will have too much pot (Ventura County Star)


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// L.A. Could Ban the Production of Dabs (LA Weekly)

// Cannabis social media platform MassRoots raises $1.2 million (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana companies could soon face major upheaval at federal level (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Getting records from Massachusetts State Police continues to be a challenge – even after you pay for them (MuckRock News)

// How Pa. doctors will handle medical marijuana (Philly.com)

// Medicine Man Technologies Closes Denver Consulting Group Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maine Governor Wants Recreational Marijuana Legalization Repealed (Merry Jane)


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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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Friday, April 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, April 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medicaid Can Save $1 Billion With Medical Marijuana (MassRoots)

// President Trump’s top prosecutor Jeff Sessions, is ‘obsessed’ with marijuana, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says (Mass Live)

// Canadians trust pot producers less than banks, realtors and fast food companies: report (Global News)


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// Sparking up support: N.H. poised to expand medical marijuana laws (Concord Monitor)

// Marijuana legalization support at all-time high (CBS News)

// The DEA has lost its moral authority: Rep. Jared Polis pulls no punches in exclusive interview (The Cannabist)

// Colorado House rejects ban on cannabis use in churches, OKs medical marijuana for PTSD (The Gazette)

// Hundreds stand in line for free pot on 4/20 (WCSH 6 NBC)

// Texas regulators won’t punish teacher for getting high in Colorado (Austin American-Statesman)

// Snoop Dogg dropped in on Earl Blumenauer’s 4/20 Reddit AmA (Oregon Live)


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Friday, March 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Legislation Would Force The Federal Government To Treat Marijuana Like Alcohol (Huffington Post)

// Delaware lawmakers unveil recreational marijuana bill (PhillyVoice)

// Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people not charged with a crime (Washington Post)


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// John Kasich Says Medical Marijuana Has No Place in Stopping Ohio’s Opioid Crisis (Time)

// Maryland legislators propose using marijuana to treat heroin addiction (The Baltimore Sun)

// WV House fast-tracks medical marijuana (The Herald-Dispatch)

// Delaware to get Second Medical Marijuana Facility (Delmarva Public Radio)

// San Francisco’s 4/20 Marijuana Festival Will Be A City-Permitted Event (KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area)

// Cities Swap SWAT-Style Dispensary Raids for Softer Approach (Leafly)

// Canadian pharmacy chain to cover employees’ medical cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis (New York Times)

// What Were They Smoking? Safer Arizona Leaders Admit 2018 Pot Initiative Flawed (Phoenix New Times)

// New law puts 3000 Sonoma County cannabis cultivators in jeopardy (The Press Democrat)


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// Senate committee debating North Dakota medical pot bill (Charlotte Observer)

// As pot goes legit the dinner-table debate lights up (Portland Press Herald)

// Chart: Recreational marijuana markets in Washington Colorado still soaring (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No barbs but support for decriminalizing pot at first GOP Va. governor debate (Washington Post)

// Following legalization Boston law firm Foley Hoag creates marijuana practice (Mass Live)

// Colorado to Open its First Drive-Thru Cannabis Shop (Culture Magazine)

// The DEA Is Hiring Weed Couriers (MassRoots)


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website After Months of Public, Legal Pressure (Marijuana Industry News)

// White House Denies Marijuana News Report (Mass Roots)

// Lt. Governor of Virginia Calls for Decriminalization of Marijuana (Alt Daily)


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// Officer injured: Lands on ‘bed of nails’ at burglarized medical-marijuana facility (Michigan Live)

// Docs, Not Reps, Should Decide On Medical Marijuana, Wis. AG Says (CBS Minnesota)

// Chart: Retail marijuana markups in Washington state continue to dip (Marijuana Business Daily)

// World’s first cannabis-funded scholarship program accepting applications (The Gazette)

// Mail fail: Alaska pot store raids were prompted by tip from post office (Cannabist)

// Men’s Wearhouse founder reveals how smoking marijuana for 50 years changed his life (Business Insider)

// Pro-marijuana student group prevails again in T-shirt free speech case (Cannabist)


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Thursday, January 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Proposed medical marijuana rules released by Florida officials (Sun Sentinel)

// MJ Freeway still working on fixes, damage control as reputation takes hit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Gov floats pot tax hike to bridge school funding gap in Colorado (The Cannabist)


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// Committee continues work on marijuana bill as legalization date looms (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis industry latest to be tangled in Anchorage permitting code (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Adult-Use Bill Filed in New Mexico (Ganjapreneur)

// Applications for medical marijuana licenses open (Pacific Daily News)

// Vermont to Initiate Hemp Testing Pilot Program (VT Digger)

// Gaming industry to marijuana: You’re not welcome on Las Vegas Strip (The Nevada Independent)

// Over 100,000 Demand DEA Stop Disseminating False Information About Medical Marijuana (Marijuana Industry News)


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