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Monday, August 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Speakers And Partners Dropping From CWCBE Due To Association With Roger Stone (Weed News)

// One million people are expected to visit Oregon for the eclipse – and the demand for marijuana is surging (Business Insider)

// MassRoots Drops a Friday Evening Bomb (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// Fake data on marijuana is spewed by a government agency (Denver Post)

// Politicians and Police Officials are Still Making Up Blatant Lies about Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Bank boycott snuffs Uruguay’s legal marijuana sales (Medical Press)

// W.Va. leaders get a look at marijuana industry (Weirton Daily Times)

// Board Votes To Add Ailments To Medical Marijuana Program (Hartford Courant)

// Marijuana Critics Describe What It’s Like to Have the World’s Best Job (Vice)

// Cannabis congeniality: A handful of bed and breakfasts are just fine with their guests lighting up (Register-Guard)


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites ‘pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation’ (Cannabist)

// Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions (Marijuana Industry News)

// Weed Scene Elated as City Appears to Embrace Pot Shop Permits (LA Weekly)


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// State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis (Leafly)

// Want to influence Massachusetts weed industry decisions? Regs board now forming (Cannabist)

// DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018 (Cannabist)

// Scott To Create ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’ To Study Marijuana Legalization Issues (Vermont Public Radio)

// Pot Report Sparks War of Words Between New York Mayor & Drug Policy Alliance (The Fix)

// Chart: Many operational marijuana businesses are seeking funding in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Neil deGrasse Tyson Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)


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Monday, August 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Charlie Baker makes his picks for Cannabis Advisory Board (Boston Herald)

// A simple inexpensive piece of tech is upending the burgeoning marijuana industry (Business Insider)

// Town of Nipton Sells Itself to American Green a Silly Penny Stock Company (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// AG Sessions has ‘serious concerns’ on marijuana regulations in letter to Governor Hickenlooper (KDVR)

// Jeff Sessions Questions Washington’s Marijuana Regulations (KUOW)

// Medical-pot enrollment sales up but less than expected (News-Gazette)

// Los Coyotes tribe forging agreement GB science for commercial cannabis venture (East County Magazine)

// Tahoe’s first and only dispensary to sell recreational marijuana (My News 4)

// State pot advisers eye fed crackdown (Boston Herald)

// Nevada Gaming Regulator Warns Casinos to Watch Out for Stoned Gamblers (Merry Jane)


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Friday, August 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther


Just a reminder- our regular podcast will be out of commission until Wednesday, August 9th. In the meantime, we’ll be running past episodes of our pilot series Marijuana Today Story Hour. Today’s episode features our friend Jane West.

We will, however, continue to find your news for you while the podcast is down. Enjoy!

– Shea


// Is This The Feds’ Marijuana Crackdown? (MassRoots)

// Is Supporting Legal Pot Becoming Politically Viable in D.C.? (Rolling Stone)

// Delaware awards fourth medical marijuana business permit (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Tribal pot store near downtown Las Vegas aims to be biggest in the country (Las Vegas Sun)

// Cards Against Humanity Gave $70K To Help Legalize Marijuana In Illinois (Chicagoist)

// Nevada Supreme Court protects confidentiality of medical marijuana business owners (Nevada Independent)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Not Thrilled With Trump’s ‘Drug-Infested Den’ Comments (Roll Call)

// Minnesota medical cannabis market opens to PTSD patients (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Could Easthampton become a Massachusetts ‘marijuana destination’? Planning Board member says, ‘That’s kind of wonderful’ (Mass Live)

// Puff Piece on Moms and Marijuana Sparks Important Conversation About Racist Cannabis Policing (Merry Jane)


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Thursday, August 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pot Laced With Pesticides Forces States to Act as EPA Stays Away (Bloomberg Politics)

// Maine lawmakers propose limits on marijuana home growing (Portland Press Herald)

// Casino Industry Wants Clarity On Marijuana Rules (MassRoots)


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// The Haymaker: Why Is Jeff Sessions Hiding His Task Force? (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector (Cannabist)

// Oakland test-drives marijuana permit program aimed at those affected by War on Drugs (Cannafornian)

// DEA Chief Instructs Agents to Ignore Trump’s Call to Use Increased Force Against Suspects (Merry Jane)

// Pot performance: Canadian sports committee to de-mystify cannabis rules for elite athletes (Metro News)

// Alaska’s marijuana industry is enjoying a summer boom (Juneau Empire)

// An Oregon Couple Raced to Open a Pot Shop in the Path of the Eclipse. But They’re Stuck Waiting for the OLCC. (Willamette Week)


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Vice President Mike Pence wave to a crowd while up on stage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Senator Presses Sessions To Release Marijuana Recommendations (MassRoots)

// Trump’s opioid commission ignores 7,800 public comments about weed (Vice News)

// Can Weed Make John Morgan Governor of Florida? (Politico)


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// How three missing words cast confusion over marijuana ballot measure (Argus Leader)

// New York OKs five new medical cannabis businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// $770 million windfall: Canadian marijuana companies see surge in new investments (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scientists go through trouble to research if regular weed users are more relaxed than others (Cannabist)

// Former L.A. Police Commissioner Says ‘Limited Immunity’ Law Would Be Disaster for Canna-Businesses (Merry Jane)

// Yonder Mountain String Band Collaborates On New Strain With Boulder Dispensary (Show the Show)

// Kanye West Sues Insurers for $10 Million Over Canceled Tour (New York Times)


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

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

// Breaking: Nevada Cannabis Distribution License Award Averts Shortages (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Pro-marijuana advocates fine with it if Massachusetts lawmakers can’t come up with pot law rewrite (Mass Live)

// Marijuana billboard in South Boston called ‘insensitive’ (Boston Globe)


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// Jeff Sessions wants to make illegal drugs less potent and more expensive. We’ve got some bad news for him. (Washington Post)

// Golden Leaf buys Oregon marijuana business Chalice Farms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Montana’s marijuana DUI standard is ‘arbitrary,’ attorney says (Billings Gazette)

// No immediate fix planned for Ohio medical marijuana testing lab rule (Cleveland.com)

// Attorney General says marijuana survey will carry ‘lots of weight’ (CBC Radio)

// Aphria Q4 Sales Rise 106% (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Humboldt County cracks down on marijuana farmers market (Cannafornian)


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates Criticizes Jeff Sessions for Renewed Drug War (Merry Jane)

// Massachusetts picks panel to draft rec cannabis compromise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// After Two Years Medical Cannabis Still Not Profitable in Minnesota (Iowa Public Radio)


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// Maryland regulators want to deny license to medical cannabis firm (Baltimore Sun)

// Utah Group Files 2018 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Leafly (AP))

// Marijuana smuggling scandal linked to Pa. grower permit recipient (Penn Live)

// T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned (LA Weekly)

// Nevada Taxation Department prepares to license recreational pot purveyors this week (Record-Courier)

// Trump Veterans Secretary: Legal Marijuana Helps Advance Research (MassRoots)

// Chart: Cannabis industry employs 165,000-plus workers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, June 26, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Gov. Rick Scott signs Florida’s cannabis bill into law (Blasting News)

// Koch network to Trump administration: ‘You are never going to win the war on drugs. Drugs won.’ (Denver Post)

// Wolf Lauds ‘Fair’ Medical Marijuana Process After Former Policy Chief Gets Grower Permit (CBS Philadelphia)


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// Marijuana Board to Revisit On-Site Consumption in July (U.S News & World Report (AP))

// Anchorage marijuana sales tax revenue continues steady climb (Alaska Dispatch News)

// N.Y. Health Dept. improves medical marijuana program (NY Daily News (AP))

// Pot Industry Deals With Ultimate Buzzkill: Self Regulation (Daily Beast)

// Marijuana Advocates Optimistic in Northeast Despite Setbacks (New Hampshire Public Radio)

// Marketing Medical Cannabis Like Branded Generics (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Philly Restrictions On Where Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Go May Be Too Late (CBS Philly)


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