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Thursday, November 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A handful of growing marijuana plants sit under artificial grow lights in a small marijuana cultivation space.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Report Gives Side-Eye to Homegrow Legalization (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro Beefs Up Cannabis Industry Exposure with $72.2 Million Acquisition of Can-Filters (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Sessions hints at crackdown on recreational pot affecting California other states (Sacramento Bee)


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// San Francisco pushes forward with legal marijuana sales (Washington Post (AP))

// 66 Members Of Congress Demand Protection Of State Medical Marijuana Laws (Weed News)

// California’s High Cannabis Tax Could Doom Legalization. Here’s a Fix (Leafly)

// Cannabis mergers and acquisitions more than double as Aurora buys rivals with investor windfall (Calgary Herald)

// Massachusetts House budget writers propose giving $2.7 million to marijuana regulators (Mass Live)

// Can medical marijuana users have firearms? Police say no (Lehigh Valley Live )

// Kellyanne Conway Has Zero Experience In Drug Policy But Is Running the White House Opioid Response (Mother Jones)


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Thursday, November 2, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A neon medical marijuana sign sits in a glass storefront next to another neon sign reading 'Open'.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Michigan reverses stance, will let certain marijuana shops stay open (Michigan Radio)

// White House opioid commission calls for wide-ranging changes to anti-drug policies (Washington Post)

// The FDA Targets Country’s Largest CBD Producer In Warning Over Cancer Claims (Forbes)


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// San Francisco pot proposal aims to help victims of ‘failed drug war’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

// Nevada Tax Commission extends emergency pot regulations (Sierra Sun)

// Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops (Cannabist)

// Pennsylvania Starts Signing up Medical Marijuana Patients (Leafly (AP))

// Ontario introduces pot legislation with steep fines for illegal dispensaries (Global News (Canadian Press) )

// Hemp Crop Acres Increase 138% In One Year (Green Market Report )

// 3 Santa Ana police officers sentenced to community service for petty theft and vandalism charges connected to pot shop raid (OC Register)


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Friday, October 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters at a rally.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, October 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trump speaks out on drugs: ‘they’re bad’ (Washington Post)

// Sessions ‘Can’t Comment’ On Rumors Of Marijuana Crackdown Plans (Forbes)

// Insys Founder Arrested Charged with Racketeering (Leafly)


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// BioTrack THC Shares Plan to Minimize Disruption to Washington Cannabis Industry Caused by MJ Freeway Delay (New Cannabis Ventures)

// New Jersey Medical Marijuana: Panel OKs 5 New Conditions (Patch)

// A Well-Kept Secret: How Vets And Their Doctors Are Getting Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy (Task Purpose)

// Distribution emerging as important cog in California’s marijuana supply chain (Marijuana Business Daily)

// SF looks to Oakland as it plans to regulate recreational pot sales (San Francisco Chronicle)

// South Carolina Congressman Co-Sponsors Cannabis Business Bill (Leafly)

// 420 License Plate for Vermont’s Former Attorney General (Marijuana.com)


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

Maine governor and white suprmacist Paul LePage.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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