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

The green forested spread of New Hampshire sprawls across a thin meandering line of lake as the sky boils with grey clouds above.

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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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The Latest: Nevada Says Determined to Meet July 1 Deadline (New York Times (AP))

// Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers (Washington Post (AP))

// MJ Freeway experiences second security breach in 2017, calls it ‘a theft’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// N.Y. Senate approves medical marijuana as PTSD treatment (New York Daily News)

// Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in fight over doubled-up pot taxes (Denver Post)

// Critics Say House Pot Bill Weakens Diversity Efforts (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Canada’s Marijuana Mega Farms (Marijuana.com)

// Right now there’s no way to know what’s in your California weed. That’s about to change (Cannabist)

// Marijuana Taxes Just Got A Lot Less Sticky (San Francisco Weekly)

// Mike Pence Tells Central American Leaders the United States Will Return to ‘War On Drugs’ Tactics (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, staunch marijuana legalization supporter, to run for Colorado governor (Cannabist)

// Justice Department No. 2: Marijuana Memo Still In Effect (MassRoots)

// Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry (Huffington Post)


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// Sandoval signs 3 marijuana bills into law, vetoes one (Las Vegas Sun)

// Marijuana Company Successfully Sponsors Dale Earnhardt’s Grandson In NASCAR (Fresh Toast)

// As cannabis industry grows, tensions rise over energy use (Oregon Business)

// Ray Rodrigues: ‘We believe we will win’ suit over medical marijuana smoking ban (Florida Politics)

// Oregon defends legal marijuana market to feds (Oregonian)

// Hawaiian medical marijuana dispensaries ‘bleeding money’ as they still can’t sell anything (Cannabist)

// Will Washington State Finally Get Homegrow? (Leafly)


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

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

// Update: After meeting with Sessions, Colorado gov thinks AG unlikely to crack down on marijuana (Cannabist)

// Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter introduces bill to allow pot shops to bank (Denverite)

// Maryland Governor Orders Disparity Study on State’s MMJ Program (Marijuana Industry News)


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// Justice Department Sends Reminder On Marijuana Bankruptcy Cases (MassRoots)

// Trump, the Business, Is Hosting a Cannabis Real Estate Seminar (Leafly)

// Disney World Officially Bans Marijuana (Marijuana.com)

// U.S. Postal Service says no to marijuana tax payment in Alaska (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Vermont House Panel OKs Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana (VN Valley News)

// Legal Weed’s No. 1 Warrior Puts Down His Pipe (Daily Beast)

// Rep. Brad Sherman Worried North Korea Could Smuggle Nuke In ‘Bale Of Marijuana’ (Huffington Post)


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// One of President Trump’s Drug Advisors Doesn’t Even Believe Marijuana Is Medicine (Merry Jane)

// Canadian Medical Cannabis Patient Population Soars 227% (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Marijuana company exec offers compromise that could lead to special session (Baltimore Sun)


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// Assembly Committee Approves PTSD For NY Medical Marijuana Program (Weed News)

// Montana Legislature approves new medical marijuana regulations taxes (KTVH NBC)

// One acre greenhouse being prepped to grow medical cannabis in Maryland (Fox News Baltimore)

// A month past deadline Gov. Snyder has still not seated marijuana board to issue new licenses (Detroit Metro Times)

// In less than a week you will be able to buy marijuana until 10 p.m. in Denver (Denverite)

// Weed on a plane: How Alaska marijuana businesses carry pounds of pot on board with police blessing (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Washington’s marijuana sales bumped 79 percent on 4/20 (Seattle PI)


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Thursday, April 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ottawa to speed up approval process for pot producers (The Globe and Mail)

// Jeff Sessions “Surprised” by Public Backlash Over His Anti-Marijuana Stance (Merry Jane)

// Colorado cannabis sales top $126M in February 2017 amid federal uncertainty (The Cannabist)


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// Black caucus issues ‘ultimatum’ on medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Diversity and marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// O.penVAPE Rebrands as Organa Brands and Enters Edibles Market (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Legalizing Cannabis Will Fail If Producers Can’t Brand Their Pot (Huffington Post)

// Iowa Senators eye expanded medical marijuana; Iowa Reps express doubt (The Gazette)

// These Smarties represent Missouri veteran’s meds; he would prefer medical marijuana (Kansas City Star)

// Are People Moving to Canna-Legal States Just for Weed? (Merry Jane)


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Monday, March 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The case for drug war “reparations” (Vice)

// Oakland Licensing Plan Builds in Diversity and Reparations (Leafly )

// After recalls, marijuana industry focuses on sharing test results (CBC News)


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// Americans for Safe Access Releases State Cannabis Report Cards (Culture Magazine)

// Anchorage collects first full month of marijuana sales tax revenue (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Proponent: Package stores likely won’t be going to pot (Boston Herald)

// Launching retail marijuana sales in Nevada will cost $14M over 2 years (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Cannabis Culture Dispensaries Owned By Emerys Tied To Organized Crime: Police (Huffington Post)

// NJ Man Faces Charges in Killing of California Pot Grower (NBC Bay Area)

// Medbox founder used marijuana vending machine company funds to buy luxurious California home (Fox 43)


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maryland pre-approves licenses for 102 medical marijuana dispensaries (Baltimore Business Journal)

// Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission hires diversity consultant (WBAL-TV 11)

// Report on Canada’s marijuana legalization due this week (The Globe and Mail)


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// What Marijuana Researchers Want From The Feds (Marijuana.com)

// Chart: Medical marijuana patient numbers, dispensary sales steadily climbing in Illinois (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana doctors get new business buzz from legalization in California (Sacramento Bee)

// German cannabis market could be significant for Canopy Growth Corp, says PI (Cantech Letter)

// Pot shop opens, sells out within three hours (Juneau Empire)

// NFL player using marijuana for Crohn’s disease may press league over its drug policy (Washington Post)

// Want to smoke Hunter S. Thompson’s weed? Gonzo brand marijuana in works (The Cannabist)


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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Arkansas medical marijuana group renews court fight after Issue 7 rejection (The Cannabist)

// Colorado Officials Tell Arizonans to Stop Lying About Legalization (Leafly)

// A third jilted cannabis firm sues Maryland medical marijuana regulators (Washington Post)


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// Chart: California medical marijuana sales skyrocket 132% since 2010 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// PA issues temporary rules for MMJ cannabis growers producers (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver marijuana policy office gets more entrenched in city’s operations (The Cannabist)

// Rauner gets passing grade on pot policies (Chicago Sun Times)

// Law enforcement funds a Stoner Against Legalization (The Leaf Online)

// Insiders Dump Cannabis Stocks (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Is It Safe For Kids to Eat Marijuana? (NBC News)


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

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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