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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Virginia State Capitol sits brightly white sandwiched between a bright blue sky and verdant green lawn.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bills approving marijuana oil pass Va. General Assembly (WTOP)

// Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper (Cannabist)

// Aurora Cannabis Invests $103.5 Million for 19% Stake in Liquor Stores N.A. (New Cannabis Ventures)


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// BC Cannabis Regulations: What You Need to Know (Leafly)

// After Seeing an Anti-Marijuana Website, Someone Made a Pro-Cannabis Site with an Almost Identical URL (Civilized)

// Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, Study Finds (Marijuana Moment)

// Chart: Arizona’s massive medical marijuana market keeps growing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill (Bellingham Herald (AP) )

// Oakland Asks District Attorney to Investigate Alleged Bribes by Cannabis Lobbyist (East Bay Express )

// Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year (Pueblo Chieftain)


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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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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans (Forbes)

// VA refutes rumors of a new policy on medical marijuana (Air Force Times)

// Many cannabis users aren’t convinced that marijuana causes impaired driving: survey (National Post )


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// Commission explores tax issues related to recreational marijuana legalization (WMUR )

// Pennsylvania Approves Two More Medical Marijuana Production Facilities (Weed News)

// Trudeau says cannabis will become legal ‘next summer,’ not July 1 (CTV News)

// Will wholesale cannabis slide to $500 a pound in California’s regulated recreational market? (Marijuana Business Daily)

// As Marijuana Industry Grows Workers Begin to Unionize (KQED )

// Top state medical official: Mothers using marijuana should still breastfeed (Webcenter 11 NBC)

// Shake-up at National Cannabis Industry Association (Marijuana Business Daily)


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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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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Washington Tops $1.1 Billion in Cannabis Sales at 9-Month Mark (Leafly)

// State to move forward with new medical marijuana rules (Boston Globe)

// Just-Retired Top US Global Narc: Marijuana Rescheduling Likely (Marijuana Moment)


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// Medical marijuana license delays anger Florida state senators (Sun Sentinel)

// Hemp Planting to Triple in Uruguay as Legal Marijuana Stumbles (Bloomberg)

// GOP Congressman Wants Trump To Help Legalize Medical Marijuana (Forbes)

// $5.5 million study to probe impact of marijuana legalization on use behavior, mental health (CU Boulder Today)

// Poll Finds 70.6% Support For Legalizing Cannabis In Connecticut (Weed News)

// Baltimore Preps for First Batch of Dispensaries (Leafly)

// The Dope On Dope Magazine (Green Market Report)


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Maine governor Paul LePage speaks at CPAC 2017.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// House Senate pass bill to regulate Maine marijuana sales, but not by veto-proof margins (Portland Press Herald)

// The Marijuana Evolution Of Senator Orrin Hatch (Marijuana Moment)

// Canadian Lawyers Cry Foul Over New Drugged-Driving Regulations (Leafly)


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// No ‘significant issues’ from marijuana legalization, says Colorado medical officer (CBC News)

// Data Dive: Canadian Medical Marijuana Patient Total Tops 200,000 (Leafly)

// Chart: New York medical marijuana patient counts surge 183%, but challenges remain for businesses (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Nevada marijuana sales eclipse $33 million for August 2017 (Cannabist)

// Political Scene: Journal talks to Governor Raimondo on issues ranging from PawSox to crumbling schools (Providence Journal)

// First billboard for medical marijuana appears in Albuquerque (KRQE)

// Poll: Three in four Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune)


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

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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, August 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOH Certifies Steep Hill Hawaii to Begin Cannabis Testing (Maui Now)

// State leaders reject call for special session on medical marijuana (Baltimore Sun)

// Trump Opioid Commission Ignores Marijuana As Solution (MassRoots)


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// Senate Bill Punishes States For Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests (MassRoots)

// Ballot measure ‘typo’ could cost recreational marijuana campaign (Argus Leader)

// Finding of possible conflicts in Md. medical pot program sparks call for legislation (Washington Post)

// State gives OK to grow medical marijuana in Secaucus (NorthJersey.com)

// Marijuana grows leaving more Colorado homes filled with mold (Denver Post)

// Chart: Recreational marijuana stores are clustered in low-income areas of Denver, Seattle (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Marijuana is 9% of all Michigan arrests, and other facts on marijuana arrests (Michigan Live)


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Thursday, June 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

The Massachusetts State Capitol dome building shines golden in the setting sunlight.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Massachusetts House puts off vote on rewrite of recreational marijuana bill (Boston.com)

// Even Marijuana Legalization Opponents Criticize Schedule I (MassRoots)

// Science Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana and the ‘Historic Drug Epidemic’ (Scientific American)


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// Congress Set to Revive CARERS Act on Thursday (Leafly)

// Wyden : Sessions’ Attacks on Medical Marijuana Again Show He only Values States’ Rights When He Thinks States Are Right (Marijuana Industry News)

// Proposed Denver social marijuana use rules so restrictive ’99 percent’ of business owners ‘no longer interested’ (Cannabist)

// Arkansas panel endorses proposed medical-marijuana rules (Arkansas News)

// Caregivers raise alarm at hearing over proposed changes to Maine’s medical marijuana rules (Portland Press Herald)

// Legalizing cannabis could help reduce opioid use: experts (CTV News)

// Maine Legislature Approves Organ Transplant Bill for Medical Marijuana Patients (Marijuana Industry News)


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

A photo of Riley Hancey before he became ill shows him standing happily riverside with a paddle at his feet.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Man denied double-lung transplant over marijuana use in Utah dies after procedure in Pennsylvania (NY Daily News)

// How Jeff Sessions Could Attack Medical Marijuana This Week (MassRoots)

// House panel adds restrictions to medical marijuana bill (Sun Sentinel)


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// Chart: Colorado marijuana sales off to strong start in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// State promises more grow site inspections (Mail Tribune)

// House approves bill to regulate medical marijuana (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

// Massachusetts lawmakers debate tax on recreational marijuana (WWLP 22)

// Medical marijuana providers seek first chance at retail sales in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

// Mayor Hancock: Denver to review 4/20 event that left Civic Center in “disrespectful state” (Denver Post)

// 4 arrested during marijuana ‘smoke-in’ protest at U.S. Capitol (McClatchy DC)


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