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Thursday, August 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Alaska and Washington govs push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters (Cannabist)

// Feds Call Out Religious Discrimination Against Marijuana Consumers (MassRoots)

// Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol (Washington Post)


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// Nevada’s marijuana sales down product suffering as program ‘limps along’ (Reno Gazette-Journal)

// Several factors led to Hawaii’s flawed medical marijuana launch (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization (and Many Other Things) (Leafly)

// Bull! Pot Revenue Has Definitely Helped Fund Cherry Creek Schools (Westword)

// Oregon makes drug possession a misdemeanor (Associated Press News)

// L.A. City Council approves new Cannabis Department head (LA Times)

// Pot industry massively increases its Washington lobbying (Washington Examiner)


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maui dispensary approved as 1st to begin selling medical marijuana (Hawaii News Now)

// Poll: Record High Support For Legal Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Multi-State Cannabis Operator GTI Quietly Raises Over $50 Million (New Cannabist Ventures)


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// Activists concerned that state’s marijuana regulatory agency is underfunded (WWLP News)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board Members Largely From Pro-Pot Cities (New England Public Radio)

// Attorney: State can’t outlaw medical marijuana on college campuses (Verde Independent)

// Virginia’s Leading Gubernatorial Candidate Is Already Calling for Marijuana Decriminalization (Merry Jane)

// North Dakota Department of Health looking for lab to test medical marijuana (Bismarck Tribune)

// Unfinished business: Maine lawmakers delayed many key decisions (Bangor Daily News)

// The Post’s View: Maryland is mired in a medical-marijuana morass (Washington Post)


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Cannabis Possession (Leafly)

// Recreational weed sales begin tomorrow at Uruguay’s pharmacies (Cannabist)

// No replacement winners if PA revokes a medical marijuana permit (Elevated Nation)


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// Congressman Running For Sessions’s Senate Seat Backs Medical Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Treasurer has ‘no idea’ if pot shops can open by July 2018 (Lowell Sun)

// Oklahoma DA protests ruling to return pipes and papers to head shop (Cannabist)

// Marijuana advocacy group Drug Policy Alliance hires director (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Democrats say Gov. Scott Walker accepted donation from marijuana trade group (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

// A Canadian marijuana growth strategy: Q&A with Canopy CEO Bruce Linton (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Can Oakland Help Solve the Weed Industry’s Diversity Problem? (Rolling Stone)


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers Resume Talks on Compromise Marijuana Bill (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Group hits 100K signatures for Michigan ballot measure to legalize marijuana (Click On Detroit)

// Emerald Triangle Pot Growers Resist State Regulation (Court House News)


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// Santa Ana Police Had No Right to Expect Privacy When They Ate Marijuana During a Pot Shop Raid: Court of Appeal (Voice of OC)

// Marijuana-focused credit union to go back to Fed for master account (Denver Business Journal)

// Chart: Most marijuana infused product companies have diversified their offerings (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Marijuana Distribution Law Allows More Efficiency Product Consistency (Westword)

// RTD, Denver Zoo, and more lose funding because of typo in Colorado law (9 News NBC)

// Assembly will consider signing resolution supporting onsite consumption of marijuana (KTUU 2 NBC)

// No Oregon Isn’t Decriminalizing Drugs (Not Yet Anyway) (MassRoots)


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Deputy AG: Push for tough sentences is not reviving drug war (The Associated Press)

// Congress Could Vote on Marijuana Banking This Week (MassRoots)

// Cleveland City Council rolls back moratorium on growing marijuana (Cleveland.com)


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// Nevada Lawmakers Set Cannabis Tax: 10% Retail, 15% Wholesale (Leafly News)

// Arkansas Expecting 20,000-40,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Applications (Leafly News)

// Marijuana may get a brief losing debate in House (CT Post)

// Chart: Retail cannabis chains are on the rise in Colorado (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Wheaton scraps $80M financing deal citing ‘false’ attempts to ‘discredit the company’ (Financial Post)

// Toronto’s public health chief wants pot possession decriminalized now (Toronto Star)

// Ohio village runs out of space for medical marijuana growers (The News & Observer)


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Friday, June 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, June 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// High Times magazine sells to Bob Marleys son, others (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Secret Service relaxes marijuana policy in bid to swell ranks (CNN)

// New Hampshire Marijuana Decrim Goes to Governor (MassRoots)


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// Maryland MMJ commissioner targeted by lawsuits from ex-cops (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Testing Lab Reach with Arkansas and California Licensing Deals (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical pot producer sues over New Mexico state fair display (KOAT 7)

// State prepares for new medical marijuana companies (Times Union)

// First medical marijuana dispensary will open on June 8 without cannabis products (KITV 4 ABC)

// Alaska has collected nearly $1 million in marijuana tax revenue, so far still short of projections (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Environmental damage means felonies for misdemeanor pot grows (OrovilleMR)


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Thursday, June 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Liquor Industry Lawsuit May Sideline Nevada’s Cannabis Launch Date (Leafly)

// Tories Want to Cut Homegrow From Canada’s Cannabis Bill (Leafly)

// Trump Veterans Secretary Notes Medical Marijuana’s Potential (MassRoots)


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// Vermont Governor Says Talks Continuing on Marijuana Plan (US News & World Report)

// Wisconsin Republican offers bill to ease penalties for low-level pot possession (Journal Times)

// Governor increases weed tax from 10% to 15% (News Channel 13 ABC)

// California Senate advances bill to make pot use in cars an infraction (Las Angeles Times)

// Everyone agrees ‘driving while high’ is bad. But what does that even mean? (Washington Post)

// Law Would Censor Pot Ads That Appear to Woo Children (LA Weekly)

// 8 marijuana bills awaiting fate in final days of Legislature (Las Vegas Sun)


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Friday, May 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, May 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge temporarily halts Maryland medical marijuana industry (Baltimore Sun)

// IRS trawling state-run pot database to block Colorado marijuana companies from claiming tax deductions (Denver Post)

// Cannabis social media site MassRoots needs $5M to stay afloat (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// GW to file cannabis drug as journal confirms epilepsy success (Reuters)

// Lawmakers give initial approval to marijuana regulatory bill (Central Maine)

// Health officials outline their plan for writing medical marijuana rules (Tampa Bay Times)

// France Intends to Decriminalize Pot by September (Marijuana.com)

// Marijuana Employment Seeing Rapid Growth in Oregon (Marijuana Industry News)

// Maui Cannabis Dispensary One Step Closer to Service (Maui Now)

// Americans Spent $1B More On Cannabis Than Viagra and Cialis in 2016 (Marijuana.com)


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Friday, May 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms (Huffington Post)

// New Hampshire Senate Approves Marijuana Decrim (MassRoots)

// Plan for Denver social marijuana use permits includes waivers for every customer (Denver Post)


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// Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana Jails Her (Huffington Post)

// Defiant Medical Marijuana Vendor Is Selling the Smokeable Product (Sunshine State News)

// Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laboratory Application Now Available (Marijuana Industry News)

// Sales growth at Maine’s medical marijuana dispensaries slows drastically (Portland Press Herald)

// Philadelphia Mayor Believes Recreational Weed Should Be Sold in State-Run Liquor Stores (Merry Jane)

// Trump Names Appointees to Commission Combating Drug Addiction (Marijuana.com)

// DUI marijuana bill sent to Nevada governor (Nevada Appeal)


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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana Legalization Passes Vermont House (Weed News)

// Hydropothecary Ceases All Cannabis Shipments Due to Myclobutanil Contamination (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro homing in on ‘big vision’ for hydroponics as state-legal cannabis grows (Cannabist)


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// Aurora Cannabis Boosts Cash Position to $160mm Following $75mm Bond Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Congress Tightening Grip on DC Marijuana Legalization (MassRoots)

// Clark County to begin accepting early applications for recreational marijuana dispensaries (News 3 Las Vegas)

// New Hampshire takes another step toward pot decriminalization (WCVB 5 ABC)

// NEW: Florida House approves medical marijuana bill (Palm Beach Post)

// Uruguay opens registry to buy marijuana (ABC News)

// Christie says legalizing pot is stupid. Here’s what N.J. governor candidates would do. (NJ.com)


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