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Thursday, February 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Ohio auditor: It’s too late to ‘pause’ medical marijuana program rollout (Cleveland.com)

// Committee’s marijuana regulation bill omits licensing of social clubs (Portland Press Herald)

// Pot board members say retail sales could be delayed (Gloucester Times)


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// Alameda County DA Says Plan Would Reduce Dismiss Marijuana Convictions (East County Today )

// Fresno County DA not following other prosecutors in proactive cannabis case dismissals (KFSN 30 ABC)

// Ontario opens door to suppliers of all sizes in what will be Canada’s biggest marijuana market (Financial Post)

// Illinois voters could be asked in November about legalizing marijuana (Chicago Tribune)

// Bay Area senator wants license suspensions for teen drivers with any pot in system (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Saliva Testing Round II: Second House panel weighs legal challenges (VT Digger)

// Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companies (Boston Globe)


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Thursday, February 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// SF will wipe thousands of marijuana convictions off the books (San Francisco Gate)

// Decimated’ by oversupply Oregon’s wholesale marijuana prices drop to $50 a pound (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use Cease Testing Applicants (Lexology )


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// California Cannabis Growers Are Suing the State Over Legal Loophole for Large Marijuana Farms (Merry Jane)

// Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves (Cannabist)

// LePage agrees to delay new, more restrictive medical marijuana rules (Portland Press Herald)

// Harvest One Cannabis Closes Upsized $40.25 Million Financing (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Willie Nelson’s marijuana company raises $12 million for expansion (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry (New Yorker)

// VT lawmakers considering ‘saliva test’ ahead of marijuana legalization (News 10)


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Thursday, January 4, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions To Rescind Memo On State Marijuana Laws (Marijuana Moment)

// Thursday’s House Vote On Marijuana Legalization Is First Big Vote Of 2018 Session (Vermont Public Radio)

// Marijuana board issues consumer alert amid testing issues (Alaska Journal of Commerce)


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// First glitch in California cannabis sales: Computer tracking system not up yet (Cannabist (AP))

// Delay in Washington state’s marijuana seed-to-sale system causes diversion concerns (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Connecticut seeks to add 3 medical marijuana dispensaries, totaling 12 (New Haven Register)

// Wolf: ‘We Won’t Take Guns Away’ From Medical Marijuana Users (WESA)

// Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone (Daily Beast)

// Anderson Cooper Defends Anchor’s Marijuana Joint on CNN NYE (Hollywood Reporter)

// Ex-Cops Are Cashing in on Cannabis. Is That Okay? (Leafly)


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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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Friday, October 6, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 6, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana bill would let communities decide on allowing recreational pot businesses (Portland Press Herald)

// Sativa and Indica: Just Smoke and Mirrors? (Marijuana.com)

// Congressman: Medical Marijuana Can Help Breast Cancer Sufferers (Marijuana Moment)


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// Money woes hamper New York’s medical marijuana program (Press Connects)

// Florida nursing home denies use of medical marijuana by chronic pain patient (WFTS Action News)

// Alaska marijuana sales break records for sixth straight month (Juneau Empire)

// Maricann to Offer Julian Marley Cannabis Products in Canada and Western Europe (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Random drug tests after DUI arrest ruled unconstitutional by Washington Supreme Court (Cannabist)

// LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Testing of Marihuana and Marihuana-Infused Products (Marijuana Industry News)

// Delaware panel weighs issues of legalizing marijuana told to ‘keep it simple, keep it restricted’ (Cannabist)


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Thursday, October 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Want to grow marijuana? Company selling permit for $20M (Inquirer)

// Supreme Court Justice Partied With Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana edibles won’t be sold until July, 2019 (Global News)


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// Hundreds applied to be on California’s pot advisory committee. Here’s who got picked (Los Angeles Times)

// Gorilla Glue adhesives company reaches settlement with cannabis business (Cannabist)

// Marijuana grower drops suit against Pa. Health Dept. (Inquirer)

// LA Considers First Ever City-Owned Public Bank In US (CBS Los Angeles)

// CBD Cleared For Use By Athletes (Marijuana Moment)

// Cannabis Industry Struggles With Hiring People With Past Pot Convictions (Forbes)

// Out-of-state companies making a run for Ohio’s medical marijuana licenses (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, September 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Tainted: Can California solve pot’s pesticide problem? (Cannifornian)

// Sheriff Nelson talks drugs, immigration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (The Daily News)

// Maine’s marijuana social clubs likely to be no-smoking venues (Portland Press Herald)


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// 86% of California Cannabis Clones Contaminated According to Steep Hill (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Ontario slams door on dispensaries but marijuana lounges see glimmer of hope (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Las Vegas pot testing lab gets license suspended by state (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Aphria Insiders Cash Out $7.245 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Southern University chooses contractor to grow medical marijuana (NOLA)

// More workers in South Carolina are failing drug tests deepening the state’s labor shortage (Post & Courier)

// Colorado Dominates Top 150 Ancillary Cannabis Companies (Westword)


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge denies injunction against Nevada pot distribution (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Big Week For Marijuana In Congress (MassRoots)

// Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll (New York Times)


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// Maine employers shouldn’t test for marijuana without changes to state law, official says (Portland Press Herald)

// Ohio medical marijuana program budget grows to $11 million (Cleveland.com)

// Could Cristina Barbuto’s Court Win Help Coloradans Fired for Medical Pot? (Westword)

// Court offers job protection for medical marijuana patients; could it happen in California? (Cannifornian)

// Marijuana use legal and illegal is increasing in Michigan (Michigan Live)

// Marijuana board moves to prohibit common lease arrangement (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law (Leafly)


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Friday, July 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, July 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Feds Hold Secret Marijuana Meetings In Colorado (MassRoots)

// Canadian provinces may seek delay in recreational cannabis rollout (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Long Lines $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut (Leafly (AP))


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// Michigan companies can’t fill jobs because too many people can’t pass a drug test (Crain’s Detroit Business)

// Drug-testing companies can’t find workers (Boulder Weekly)

// Raid on Los Angeles marijuana grow has Teamsters up in arms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// DOH may certify Hawaii’s first medical marijuana testing lab soon (Hawaii News Now)

// A look at Denver’s Levitt Pavilion funded in part by $250,000 donation from marijuana companies (Cannabist)

// Sessions has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke (Cannabist)

// Senator Nelson Resubmits Medical Marijuana Bill In Face Of Federal Government Crackdown (Virginia Islands Consortium)


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Read the Massachusetts marijuana bill: Lawmakers release compromise rewriting of the state’s pot and medical marijuana laws (Mass Live)

// Jeff Sessions Ready to Ramp Up More Asset Forfeitures (Leafly)

// Marijuana ruling by Massachusetts high court ‘first case of its kind in the country’ (Mass Live)


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// Editorial: Smoking Marijuana While Black (New York Times)

// The Haymaker: How Prohibition Aided a Pennsylvania Murder Spree (Leafly)

// Maine Takes Advice From Colorado’s ‘Marijuana Czar’ (Weed Daily)

// Canadian Dollars Are Funding Global Cannabis Expansion (Marijuana.com)

// Texarkana board approves two medical marijuana regulations (KSLA News)

// San Francisco Office Of Cannabis To Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales (CBS San Francisco)

// Congressmen Tell Marijuana Jokes (MassRoots)


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