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Friday, October 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor and white suprmacist Paul LePage.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Days before vote on marijuana law, bill from LePage calls for delaying sales until 2019 (Portland Press Herald)

// New Zealand Voters Get Chance To Legalize Marijuana By 2020 (Marijuana Moment)

// Airport screeners relaxing handling of passengers with medical marijuana (National Post)


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// Nation’s top cops prosecutors urge Trump not to roll back successful crime policies (Washington Post)

// Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission taps Shawn Collins as executive director of new state marijuana agency (Mass Live)

// Rifle PD gets new drug pups – who will be trained to ignore marijuana (Post Independent)

// Patient says her medical marijuana was confiscated at Maine Med (WLBZ 2 NBC)

// Umpqua Bank to close local company’s account for confusion over hemp (Northern Light)

// New Brunswick issues call for 15 cannabis retail spaces (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ohio to Accept Cannabis Processor License Applications in December (News Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, October 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is caught grim faced during a candlelight vigil.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions: Expanding Marijuana Cultivation For Research Is ‘Healthy’ (Marijuana Moment)

// Cory Booker Explains Why He’s Making Legal Weed His Signature Issue (Vice)

// Pro-Legalization Congressman To Target Anti-Cannabis Lawmakers (Marijuana Moment)


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// Justice Department creates watchdog for asset forfeiture program (Washington Post)

// 130-acre medical marijuana development to provide 1,000 new Michigan jobs (Michigan Live)

// Tapatio Hot Sauce Is Suing Cannabis-Infused Brand ‘Trapatio’ Over Logo Rip-Off (Merry Jane)

// Massachusetts Legalization Advocates: More Towns Should Follow Marshfield Example (Weed News)

// MassRoots Confirms CEO Change and Will Pay Dietrich $31,666.64 in Severance (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Cannabis Symposium Focuses on Sustainability Energy Efficiency (Westword)

// Undercover Agents Arrest San Diego Cannabis Delivery Drivers (Leafly)


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A man sits curbside with friends as a police office hovers nearby backlit by flashing police lights.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief appointed (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Interior Alaska voters strongly reject proposed pot bans (News Miner)

// Special session ends abruptly after Republican state senators reject second of two bills to fix Colorado pot-tax error (Denver Post)


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// First Maryland medical cannabis crop grown, but not yet for sale (Baltimore Sun)

// FDA To Review Medical Claims About Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

// Trudeau Proposes C$1 a Gram Tax on Canada’s Recreational Pot (Bloomberg)

// Given a Monopoly on Ontario Store Product, Licensed Producers Push for Online Sales (Leafly)

// San Diego legalizes local supply chain for marijuana (San Diego Union-Tribune)

// 3 months into recreational marijuana sales, Nevada dispensaries experience pot shortage (My News 4)

// Pennsylvania medical marijuana program on track, but legal issues loom (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Soon-to-be-former head of the DEA Chuck Rosenburg is seen on C-SPAN testifying in front of a Congressional committee.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DEA administrator plans to step down (Washington Post)

// Do not tell U.S. border guards that you’ve smoked pot, despite what some say: lawyer (Global News)

// Mass. pot czar to push ‘strong economic benefits’ of dispensaries to towns (Boston Globe)


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// Pot Farmer to Neighbors: Chill Out. Neighbors: No. (New York Times)

// Almost half of Canadians willing to try cannabis-infused food: study (Chronicle Herald)

// Marijuana Should Be Available At Private Retailers, Two-Thirds Of Canadians Say (Huffington Post)

// Aurora Cannabis a billion-dollar pot producer posts $6M in revenue (Calgary Herald)

// Colorado marijuana edibles makers bracing for new standards (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Cannabis Legalization Boosts Property Values, Study Says (Leafly)

// Georgia Tech sports teams consider changes to policies on marijuana and other drugs (Cannabist)


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Nevada liquor group loses appeal over marijuana transport rules (Nevada Independent)

// Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone apologizes for racist comments after cannabis industry threatens to boycott his speech (Business Insider)

// Cannabis media company HERB raises millions to expand to NYC and LA (Business Insider)


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// Jeff Sessions slams Hollywood for ‘accommodating’ drug messages (Washington Examiner)

// Locations of medical marijuana dispensaries won’t be public until state licenses are issued (Baltimore Sun)

// Dixie Brands pulling out of Arizona medical cannabis market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Adelanto’s power infrastructure short to meet commercial cannabis demand (Victorville Daily Press)

// Humboldt County union launches campaign against illegal indoor cannabis grows (Cannifornian)

// San Diego Sets Sights on Illegal Delivery Services (Leafly)

// An exclusive look inside a weed-delivery startup with billion-dollar dreams (Market Watch)


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Monday, August 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The front page of the MassRoots website.

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Monday, August 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Desperate MassRoots Overpays for CannaRegs (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Denver Post launches series examining effects of marijuana legalization in Colorado (Denver Post)

// White House anti-drug office asks Mass. for medical marijuana data (Boston Globe)


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// Canada’s Cronos secures $32M for big indoor marijuana facility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Big-name investors pour millions into marijuana – both medicinal and not (Stat)

// Safe Harbor gives mother access to medical marijuana for sick child until Pa.’s program gets up and running (Penn Live)

// Baltimore readies for 11 medical marijuana businesses to open (Baltimore Sun)

// New Think Tank Report Details How Far Cannabis in America Has Come Over the Past Few Decades (Merry Jane)

// ‘Disjointed’, ‘Bojack Horseman’ Get Their Own Branded Weed for Netflix Pop-Up (Variety)

// Reno businesses cash in on Burning Man (My News 4)


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Oregon Governor Kate Brown looks super cool pointing two fingers out while smiling.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Oregon’s governor state police chief stand up for marijuana (Seattle Times)

// Alaska Proposal Would Open Door to On-Site Consumption (Leafly)

// Fast-growing marijuana investment firm Privateer Holdings raises another $58M to fuel expansion (Geek Wire)


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// Congress To Decide On State Marijuana Protections Soon (MassRoots)

// Maricann to Raise up to $35mm to Expand Canadian Production Capacity (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Maricann to Acquire Biotechnology Company NanoLeaf Technologies for C$38.5 Million in Stock (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Dixie Elixirs recalls some marijuana edibles in Colorado (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Scientific Community Pushes Back Against V.A.’s Latest ‘Worthless’ Medical Marijuana Studies (Merry Jane)

// Ohio Picks Two Vendors to Ramp up Medical Marijuana System (Leafly)

// This Hospice Is Hoping To Prove That Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful (BuzzFeed News)


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

A white supremacist holds up a black flag emblazoned with the words 'WHITE POWER' atop a Celtic cross.

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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

A caricature of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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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

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker listens to someone speak while sitting on a panel discussion.

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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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