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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maryland lawmakers to pot regulators: No licenses without diverse industry (Washington Post)

// Marijuana VC company subject of fraud investigation (Business Den)

// The Marijuana Election Ad War Begins (Marijuana.com)


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// State lawmaker explains drug purchases after report (WMUR)

// California marijuana legalization faces unlikely foe: growers (Reuters)

// Anchorage assembly OKs city’s first retail marijuana shop (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Nevada veterans launch Mainstream Marijuana Association to promote access (My 4 News NBC)

// Maine Voices: ACLU endorses ‘yes’ vote on legalizing, regulating, taxing marijuana (Portland Press Herald)

// Viceland TV to air episode of “Weediquette” filmed entirely in Maine (Bangor Daily News)

// Memphis council OKs decriminalizing pot in some cases (The Commercial Appeal)


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Snyder signs medical marijuana regulations into law (WLNS 6)

// Puerto Rico Inventory Tracking System Deal Embroiled in Dispute (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Colorado medical pot law poised to add PTSD as qualifier (Denver Post)


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// 2 More Sought in Kidnapping of 4 Held at California Pot Farm (ABC News)

// Nevada offers online medical marijuana card application (My News 4 NBC)

// DC medical marijuana patients could soon get more pot (Fox 5 DC)

// Australia’s Entire MMJ Crop Will be Grown on 5 Acres (Leafly)

// PBS’ Rick Steves will lend ‘European Perspective’ to the Legal Marijuana Ballot Question in Massachusetts (Boston Magazine)

// Judge Orders Illinois to Add Post-Operative Chronic Pain to Medical Marijuana List (NBC 5 Chicago)

// Marijuana Ordinance Missing Crucial Detail (News Channel 5)


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Missouri MMJ Campaign Loses Fight for Ballot Spot (Marijuana Business Daily)

// U.S. Attorney General Admits Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug (Merry Jane)

// Economic Report Suggests New Mexico Legal Cannabis Sales Would Exceed $400mm in First Year (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Nashville marijuana decriminalization bill passes final reading (WSMV NBC)

// Nashville May Decriminalize Tonight. But Should It? (Leafly)

// Court OKs rule that lets Ohio attorneys advise on pot law (CT Post)

// Former Broncos want the NFL to allow player use of medical marijuana (Fox 31 Denver)

// Is Oakland idea on pot permits legal? (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Lindsey Graham’s Mind-Expanding Pot Journey (Politico)

// Yippie! There’s Gonna Be a 51-Foot Joint at the Presidential Debate (Bedford + Bowery)


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Friday, September 16, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, September 16, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Watch Jay Z’s powerful New York Times visual op-ed: ‘The war on drugs is an epic fail’ (Marijuana.com)

// Mexico president following California marijuana vote: state lawmaker (Yahoo.com)

// Marijuana initiative wording complicates DUI prosecutions (CBS 5 Arizona)


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// After PTSD medical marijuana bill signed into law, Gusciora seeks decriminalization (The Trentonian)

// Merle Haggard Joins the Marijuana Business From Beyond the Grave (Westword)

// Washington State Agencies to Test Cannabis for Pesticides (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana industry advocates criticize slowness of regulation (Alaska Public Radio)

// Medical marijuana firms show interest in Mystic Monsanto site (The Day)

// Flandreau marijuana consultant throws shade on Twitter (Argus Leader)

// Report: ‘Contact high’ complaints end tours of Swarthmore dorm (Philly.com)


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana supporters ask Michigan Supreme Court to allow legalization vote (M Live)

// Pot clubs plan by Denver NORML won’t make ballot (The Cannabist)

// Governor Says Pennsylvania Should Decriminalize Marijuana (Marijuana.com)


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// Navy Veteran walks across country to legalize medical marijuana (WXOW ABC 19)

// Canopy Growth Posts 39% Sequential Growth in Q1 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Terra Tech Insiders Cash Out As Cannabis Penny Stock Enrichment Scheme Unfolds (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Black caucus backs Nashville, Memphis marijuana decriminalization efforts (The Tennessean)

// Chart of the Week: Recreational Marijuana Pushing Down MMJ Patient Counts (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Web Series Celebrates Moms Who Consume Cannabis (Culture Magazine)

// Cannabis Crusader Turned Grifter Finally Will Answer In Court (Salem News)


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Monday, August 29, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, August 29, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas: Two Medical Marijuana Measures on November Ballot (Marijuana.com)

// Whoops. Could an error in Montana’s medical marijuana initiative delay changes to the law? (The Cannabist)

// More growers brings surge in weed supplies, plunge in Boulder County pot prices (Daily Camera)


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// Israel to begin exporting marijuana soon – minister (Times of Israel)

// Gov. Haslam ‘not a fan’ of cities’ efforts to decriminalize marijuana (Knoxville News Sentinel)

// New Petition Initiative to Legalize Marijuana in Nebraska (NTV ABC)

// Johnson defends association with pot industry (The Hill)

// Backers of minimum-wage increase in Arizona have raised $1.4 million (Tucson.com)

// Oregon State Fair generates buzz with first legal pot display in U.S. (Chicago Tribune)

// Grants police sergeant arrested Wednesday released from jail (KOB 4 News)


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Thursday, August 25, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pot legalization proposal kept off Michigan ballot (The Detroit News)

// Sponsor defends medical marijuana initiative against lawsuit (WTHV 11 CBS)

// Maryland Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings (Baltimore Sun)


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// A Greener Weed: Certified Pesticide-Free Cannabis Comes to Colorado (Modern Farmer)

// Marley Natural cannabis brand gets approval as Santa Rosa’s first pot processor (The Press Democrat)

// Marley Natural Premium Cannabis Products Launch in Oregon (Marijuana Industry News)

// Memphis Police Vow to Block the Decriminalization of Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Cherry Creek schools superintendent: We haven’t received any pot money (Fox 31 Denver)

// Governor appoints Nicholas Miller to Alaska’s marijuana control board (KTUU 2 NBC)

// Brooklyn Garden That Was Shut Down Over Marijuana Plants Will Reopen (New York Times)


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in medical marijuana cases (Reuters)

// U.S. Attorney for Oregon Defends Threatening Teen With a Year in Jail for a Gram of Marijuana (Willamette Week)

// Officials need $1.8 million to get Ohio’s medical marijuana program running (Columbus Dispatch)


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// Facing Tough Primary DNC, Chair Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization (Marijuana.com)

// Proposition 205 sparks ‘green rush’ for medical-marijuana licenses (AZ Central)

// Springfield medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke after City Council rejection (Mass Live)

// Author Of Anti-Drug Initiative Seeks Court Order Over Disputed Signatures (Montana Public Radio)

// Sen. Reid wouldn’t back recreational pot if vote were today (CT Post)

// How a ‘buttoned up’ exec found the marijuana industry and got Microsoft to join in (Upstart Business Journal)

// A budding startup: Israeli Leaf raises $2 million for smart cannabis growing system (Geek Time)


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Monday, August 1, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 1, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Illinois just decriminalized marijuana possession effective immediately (The Cannabist)

// AG: Calif. Doctor’s notes not valid at Nevada marijuana dispensaries (Las Vegas Sun)

// Alcohol Industry Tells Congress to Worry About Marijuana (Marijuana.com)


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// State releases hundreds of recalled pot batches after they tested pesticide-free (The Cannabist)

// Health Dept. reports significant enrollment in medical cannabis program for intractable pain (Minnesota Public Radio)

// Dangerous Haze: Banking Is Not Yet Going to Pot (American Banker)

// Marijuana Could Be Legalized In U.S. Territory (Marijuana.com)

// State says no to ‘New Mexico True’ pot (Santa Fe New Mexican)

// Maine ballot question campaigns bring in $1 million since June (Sun Journal)

// Medical marijuana caregivers face restrictions in Saco (Portland Press Herald)


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Study: States With Medical Marijuana Observe Decline in Sick Time Taken By Employees (Marijuana.com)

// Chart of the Week: Most Common Medical Conditions of Registered MMJ Patients (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Australian MMJ Company Aims to Raise $4M for Human Trials (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Arizona Chamber files lawsuit against recreational marijuana backers (Phoenix Business Journal)

// Your Missouri Drug Conviction Could Go Away Thanks to New Law Signed by Jay Nixon (Riverfront Times)

// Lawmakers: Decriminalizing marijuana could be good for Texas business (My Statesman)

// Pittsburgh law firm launches medical marijuana practice group (Pittsburgh Business Times)

// 51-foot marijuana joint coming to Philly for the DNC (Philly Voice)

// New Study: Alcohol Fuels Aggression While Marijuana Reduces It (Marijuana.com)

// How Trump and Pence Differ on Marijuana (Marijuana.com)


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