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Friday, December 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, December 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk (Leafly)

// Less-guarded Sessions spars with interns in internal DOJ video (ABC News)

// Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year (Reuters)


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// Nova Scotia announces marijuana will be sold through NSLC and online (CBC News)

// Here’s The Industry Job Seekers Want Most (Green Market Report)

// Marijuana Dispensary Named Lyft’s Top Las Vegas Destination (Nevada Public Radio)

// Members Of Congress: Allow Research of Medical Marijuana As Alternative to Opioids (Weed News)

// Old drug conviction puts Maine marijuana expert on the defensive (Portland Press Herald)

// Lab tests find mold on medical marijuana sold in Phoenix; ‘It should be pulled off the shelf’ (AZ Family)

// MassRoots launches delivery concierge service in public beta (PR Newswire)


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in front of a Trump/Pence podium while wearing a stupid hat.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Government Shutdown Could Allow Sessions To Launch Marijuana Crackdown (Forbes)

// Who’s buying pot in Nevada? More than a quarter of adults, according to survey (Nevada Independent)

// Michigan Releases Medical Cannabis Emergency Administrative Rules (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Aphria to Supply Shoppers Drug Mart with Medical Cannabis (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Massachusetts Medical Society develops medical marijuana curriculum (Mass Live)

// GW Pharmaceuticals Says 2018 ‘A Pivotal Year’ (Green Market Report)

// Oklahoma Governor Plans to Set Medical Marijuana Ballot Date (Leafly (AP))

// L.A. lawmakers are close to setting ground rules for marijuana industry (Los Angeles Times)

// Feds willing to share pot tax (Castanet (Canadian Press))

// The Insane World of Vintage Anti-Marijuana PSAs (KQED)


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOJ Admits It Isn’t Legal To Keep Prosecuting Washington State Medical Marijuana Users (Huffington Post)

// MassRoots in turmoil after CEO ouster; CannaRegs scuttles planned $12M merger (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims- Because Cannabis (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana businesses could need up to $500k to start up in Michigan (MLive)

// Share Supply Sinks Canadian Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii approves second lab for medical marijuana testing (Pacific Business News)

// Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light in Pennsylvania (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Legalize Maine says Legislature’s rewrite of pot law ‘not ready for prime time’ (Portland Press Herald)

// Report: Cannabis industry capital raises reach $1.8B in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everywhere I go, all I smell is pot now,’ Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says (Mass Live)


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Friday, July 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Department of Justice Indicates No Changes to Federal Marijuana Enforcement- Yet (Merry Jane)

// Senators OK State Medical Marijuana Protections, Rejecting Sessions (MassRoots)

// High Times Goes From $70 Million To $250 Million In Three Months (Forbes)


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// U.S. Pot Laws Are a Headache for Canada’s Biggest Stock Exchange (Bloomberg)

// Should California start its own bank to serve marijuana companies? It wouldn’t be easy (Los Angeles Times)

// The cannabis industry has a clear favorite in the race to be California’s next governor (Los Angeles Times)

// Group says Springs misses out on $20 million a year in marijuana taxes (KOAA News 5)

// Ohio’s public colleges can soon apply to test medical marijuana (Columbus Business First)

// How distracting is THC to drivers? Enough for a marijuana DUI fatal case to proceed, judge says (Billings Gazette)

// Medical marijuana ruling in Massachusetts could prompt employer policy changes in Florida (Sun Sentinel)


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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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Monday, July 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, July 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana (The Hill)

// Dem senator: Administration crackdown on marijuana is ‘backward and inhumane’ (The Hill)

// More Details From Feds’ Secret Marijuana Enforcement Meetings Emerge (Merry Jane)


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// Feds Developing Phone App To Measure Marijuana Impairment (MassRoots)

// Thousands apply for cannabis permits in Emerald Triangle, but few in Sonoma County (Press Democrat)

// Gov. Scott Walker Defense of Taking Donation From Marijuana Industry Advocates While Calling For More Drug Testing: $25,000 Check Too Small to Influence Him (Marijuana Industry News)

// The EPA Will Deny All Requests to License Pesticides for Cannabis (Merry Jane)

// Maine Governor Says He Will Veto any Cannabis Regulations that Leave Medical Marijuana Untaxed (Merry Jane)

// Trump’s New Communications Director Thinks Legal Weed Is Creating Cities Full of ‘Pot Zombies’ (Merry Jane)

// New measure sets restrictions on cannabis store advertisements (Kitsap Sun)


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Exclusive: Sessions Asks Congress To Undo Medical Marijuana Protections (MassRoots)

// Vermont Legal Marijuana Compromise Emerges (MassRoots)

// California proposal would allow pot shops to sell both medical and recreational weed (Los Angeles Times)


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// iAnthus Capital to Acquire New York MMJ License Holder Valley Agriceuticals for $17.3mm (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Bill overhauling Massachusetts legal marijuana law expected to surface this week (Mass Live)

// U.S. marijuana industry’s economic impact to approach $70B by 2021 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Pot-sniffing dogs’ jobs haven’t gone up in smoke (San Francisco )

// Drug Policy Alliance Launches Marijuana Legalization Campaign In New Jersey (Weed News)

// Denver marijuana facilities without odor plans could face punishment city says (Denverite)

// Las Vegas Casino Bans MassRoots CEO For Cannabis Ties (Leafly)


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rick Scott says he’s ‘reviewing’ whether to call medical marijuana special session (Florida Politics)

// An Uncertain Future For Marijuana Legalization In June’s Special Session (Vermont Public Radio)

// Colorado’s weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction (Vice News)


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// Nevada’s Hopes for Legal Cannabis Lounges Are Dead (For Now) (Merry Jane)

// More Georgians sign up for medical marijuana program, still unable to buy in state (The Cannabist (AP))

// States offer breaks to minority marijuana entrepreneurs (WCVB 5 ABC (AP))

// DOJ Turns Attention to Cannabis Enforcement (Leafly (AP))

// Marijuana theft in Laytonville triggers search by SWAT canine teams (The Press Democrat)

// Washington State: Market Share Doubles for Concentrates (Marijuana.com)

// Grandmother Who Lost Her Home Because Her Son Sold Marijuana Wins Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case (Forbes)


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Bemoans “Too Much Legalization Talk” in Law Enforcement Speech (Merry Jane)

// ABcann to Receive $30mm Cannabis Wheaton Streaming Investment at $2.25 Per Share (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Veteran Facing Life for Cannabis Gets No Jail After Public Outcry (MassRoots)


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// R.I. marijuana dispensaries would double under legislation (Providence Journal)

// Work Begins on Crafting New Vermont Marijuana Bill (Seven Days Vermont)

// Marijuana growers face June deadline to do business in Ohio (myDayton Daily News)

// Detroit shuts down 167 pot shops more closures on the way (Detroit Free Press)

// Michigan gov appoints medical marijuana regulatory board (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohioans buying Michigan medical pot ahead of rules being set (MLive)

// Police Issue Annoyed Press Release After Pot Arrest (US News & World Report)


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Connecticut Lawmakers Push Legal Marijuana As Budget Fix (MassRoots)

// Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat (Leafly )

// Journalist Freed From Testifying in Pot Resort Trial (Courthouse News Service)


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// Pot lounge bill heads to Assembly, but Sandoval signature appears doubtful (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// State of Washington Law Paves Way for Organic Marijuana Market (US News & World Report)

// 250 Cannabis Business Leaders On Capitol Hill For NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days (Weed News)

// Majority of Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patients Saw Benefit During the Program’s First Year (Marijuana Industry News)

// New Mexico medical marijuana program balloons in just a year, now has 40,000 patients (Cannabist)

// Kamala Harris to Trump: Leave grandma’s marijuana alone (Sacramento Bee)

// A frantic push for medical marijuana in Texas, bureaucratic heartbreak and renewed resolve (Cannabist)


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