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Monday, October 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A bottle of Corona beer sits half empty on a rough wooden surface.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Fortune 500 Constellation Brands Takes $191 Million Stake in Cannabis Industry (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Key Senator Has Tough Cannabis Questions For Sessions (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana users have more sex, researchers find (Washington Post)


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// Sen. Cory Booker Is Tired Of Marijuana Stereotypes (Marijuana Moment)

// Michigan Dispensary Hopefuls Wait A Week Outside in Freezing Temperatures (Weed News)

// Halloween Is The Third Biggest Cannabis Holiday For Sales (Green Market Report)

// AP Fact Check: Past anti-drug campaigns show little success (Kansas City Star)

// Most homegrown marijuana tainted lab reports (West Hawaii Today)

// Gov. Kate Brown Names First Cannabis Industry Representative to Oregon Liquor Control Commission (Willamette Week )

// Texas House Speaker Orders Marijuana Decrim Study (Marijuana Moment)


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Thursday, October 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A medical marijuana outdoor cultivation site is left ravaged by wildfire.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Devastating Photos Show Wildfire’s Toll on a California Cannabis Farm (Leafly)

// ‘We lost it all’: Puerto Rico medical marijuana businesses assess hurricane damage (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months (Cannabist)


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// Canada’s Largest Cannabis Producer Is Doubling in Size (Leafly)

// Atlanta Mayor Signs Marijuana Decrim Proposal (Marijuana Moment)

// Setting the cannabis age at 19 is ‘not practical at all’, lawyer says (Global News)

// Cannabis Control Commission Hears from Vineyarders (Vineyard Gazette)

// Case that could disrupt Maryland medical marijuana industry will go to trial (Baltimore Sun)

// State names new medical marijuana director (Portland Press Herald)

// Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bad Cannabis Headlines Dangerously Misinform Readers (Marijuana Moment)

// UK Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis Passes First Reading Unopposed (Marijuana.com)

// AG says random drug testing violates constitution (Pacific Daily News)


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// Carbondale pot infusion business faces permit revocation (Post Independent)

// Dutch government eyes regulated cannabis production (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Could Cannabis Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Medications? (Leafly)

// Cannabis-related butane bill vetoed by Gov. Brown (Sacramento Business Journal)

// Scottish National Party Wants the Power to Decriminalize All Drugs (Merry Jane)

// Montana’s medical marijuana industry expected to hit $18.7 million this year (KPAX)

// Eric Holder slams Sessions’ ‘almost obsession with marijuana’ (The Hill)


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill to make sale of recreational marijuana legal in Maine faces uncertain fate (Portland Press Herald)

// Atlanta City Council votes unanimously to decriminalize marijuana (Atlanta Loop)

// GOP state lawmakers down one of two bills brought by Democrats during special legislative session to fix pot-tax error (Denver Post)


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// Longtime Activist Launches Cannabis News Portal (Weed News)

// This Obscure 45-Year-Old Federal Law Exempts State-Legal Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Grower asks state for edible cannabis rules (Florida Politics)

// Interior Alaska voters have big decisions to make Tuesday (Daily News-Miner)

// Chart: Lots of patients, small purchases in Hawaii’s first month of medical marijuana sales (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado drags down national marijuana prices in first half of 2017 (Cannabist)

// CEO Spotlight: O.penVAPE’s Ralph Morgan (Green Market Report)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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