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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The front of the White House is seen set back against a green lawn and framed by trees.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Annual cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion, says White House (Cannabist (AP))

// MassRoots sues former CEO alleges theft of over $250K drug use and other ‘serious misconduct’ (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board leadership (Cannabist)


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// Michigan Vote on Legalizing Marijuana Is Likely in 2018 (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// State gets 370 pot dispensary applications (Toledo Blade)

// Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales top September forecast (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Not so fast on legalizing weed, says N.J. senate leader of black caucus (New Jersey.com)

// Officials Sign Deal to Outsource Medical Marijuana ID Cards (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Top GOP Senator’s Bill Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: MJBizCon produces some eye-popping numbers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, November 9, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A LivWell marijuana dispensary sign sits above a white door against a tan stucco wall.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Leading US marijuana retailer LivWell takes ‘significant’ ownership stake in Canadian producer (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Maine tightens rules over medical marijuana caregivers (Portland Press Herald)

// Cannabis consumer website Leafly lays off 15 employees, hires CEO (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Onsite consumption tops agenda for marijuana board (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

// Drugs, but no sex, violence, or party dogs: Cannabis companies lay out proposed ad guidelines (Financial Post)

// Ontario Wants Bigger Cut of Canada Pot Tax, Expecting Strong Demand (Bloomberg)

// Complete Colorado election results for 2017 cannabis issues (Cannabist)

// Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis lab-testing company (Business Insider)

// Inside ‘DrugsLab’: Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube (Mic)

// Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Stop punishing cannabis industry. Remove 280E from tax code (Cannabist)


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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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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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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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Thursday, June 29, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A closely cropped shot of Vermont governor Phil Scott speaking at an event.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Vermont Governor Passes Buck On Legal Marijuana Failure (MassRoots)

// Oregon Couple Sue Cannabis Growers for Federal Racketeering (Merry Jane)

// Catalonia Spain Legalizes Cannabis Cultivation and Consumption (Marijuana.com)


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// Massive marijuana bust dismantles illegal trafficking ring in Denver metro area (Denver Post)

// Vast Majority of Pain Patients Prefer Cannabis to Opioids, Study Finds (Leafly)

// Sununu signs medical marijuana bill into law expanding number of qualifying ill patients (NH1)

// House Speaker Robert DeLeo signals room to compromise on marijuana tax (Greenfield Recorder)

// Vast Majority of Pain Patients Prefer Cannabis to Opioids, Study FindsUN Drug Office can’t find a single cannabis drug overdose, despite it being most widely-consumed drug (Cannabist)

// ‘Amsterdam on steroids’: Las Vegas dispensaries brace for Saturday start of recreational sales (Las Vegas Sun)

// ‘It is permissible to smoke medical marijuana on Shabbat’ (Arutz Sheva 7 News)


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Friday, May 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands with his hand on heart during a pledge of allegiance.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, May 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions Rolls Back Obama-Era Drug Sentencing Reforms (Huffington Post)

// New Hampshire Senate Approves Marijuana Decrim (MassRoots)

// Plan for Denver social marijuana use permits includes waivers for every customer (Denver Post)


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// Georgia Cop Decides A Sober Woman Is High On Marijuana Jails Her (Huffington Post)

// Defiant Medical Marijuana Vendor Is Selling the Smokeable Product (Sunshine State News)

// Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laboratory Application Now Available (Marijuana Industry News)

// Sales growth at Maine’s medical marijuana dispensaries slows drastically (Portland Press Herald)

// Philadelphia Mayor Believes Recreational Weed Should Be Sold in State-Run Liquor Stores (Merry Jane)

// Trump Names Appointees to Commission Combating Drug Addiction (Marijuana.com)

// DUI marijuana bill sent to Nevada governor (Nevada Appeal)


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Friday, March 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions share a stage during a Trump rally.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions reassures senators: No pot crackdown imminent (Politico)

// If Sessions Resigns, Who’s Next in Line? (Leafly)

// Maryland lawmaker reprimanded by ethics panel over marijuana business ties (Washington Post)


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// Breaking: South Dakota House Blunts GW Pharma Bill (Leafly)

// Marijuana The Only Illicit Drug Gov’t Will Legalize: Trudeau (Huffington Post Canada)

// CanniMed Inks Canada’s First Pharmacy Cannabis Distribution Deal (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Senate OKs reduced penalties for pot possession (Taos News)

// California Regulators Worry They’re Not Prepared for Energy-Use Surge From Legal Marijuana Growing (Green Tech Media)

// New Market: Louisiana’s MMJ program offers limited opportunities but gains momentum (Marijuana Business Daily)

// UN Warns US & Canada On Legal Marijuana (MassRoots)


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Monday, October 31, 2016 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A Civil War reenactment battlefield is thick with smoke

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, October 31, 2016 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rejected marijuana act backer blames amendment sponsor; will push for special election (KATV ABC 7)

// Fairbanks vendor rolls out Alaska’s first legal pot (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

// Archdiocese gives $850,000 to fight marijuana bid (Boston Globe)


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// Growing Medicinal Cannabis Crops Is Now Legal In Australia (Huffington Post Australia)

// Broward election chief prevails in lawsuit about ballot amendment on medical marijuana (Sun Sentinel)

// Late Night Medical Marijuana Robocall Snafu Angers Florida Voters (Sunshine State News)

// Maryland regulators recommend relaxing marijuana rules for police applicants (Baltimore Sun)

// Weed Growers Are Racing to Register Their Strains on the Bitcoin Blockchain (Motherboard)

// Americans Less Concerned About Drugs Than Ever: Poll (Marijuana.com)

// Arlene Dickinson joins board of medical marijuana player Aphria (Cantech Letter)


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