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Monday, November 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge Grants Convicted Murderer Permission To Use Medical Marijuana (High Times)

// Wiping Out Illegal Weed Industry Could Harm Canada’s Economy: Report (Huffington Post)

// California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In (Forbes)


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// There’s something fishy with Alaska’s marijuana potency testing results (Cannabist (AP))

// Alberta’s plan to allow marijuana use in hotels could create huge industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Why some communities are pushing back hard against California cannabis farms (Cannabist (AP))

// John Morgan says he will not run for governor of Florida as a Democrat (Orlando Weekly)

// Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD (Washington Post (AP))

// Week in Review: MPP chief bows out Ohio’s dispensary application glut & MassRoots’ internal war (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Judge: No ‘blanket immunity’ for aspiring pot growers facing lawsuit (Capital Press)


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

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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, November 1, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive (Los Angeles Times)

// LA is one step closer to setting rules for cannabis business permits (Los Angeles Daily News)

// N.J. must recognize marijuana’s medicinal value court says (NJ.com)


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// Medical marijuana ‘super grows’ would be snuffed out under bill (Michigan Live)

// Medical marijuana bids unfairly rejected by Arkansas panel suits say (Arkansas Online)

// Alaska cannabis tax revenue tops $700K in September (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Another cultural tipping point? Cannabis ads appear in TSA checkpoint trays at Ontario airport (LA Times)

// Poseidon aims to raise $100M-$150M through new cannabis fund (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No Contest: 8 of Forbes’ 10 ‘Coolest’ Cities Have Legal Cannabis (Leafly)

// The Billboard Battle: Anti-Marijuana Group Wants Pro-Pot Signage Gone (Phoenix New Times )


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Thursday, September 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Sen. Al Franken Is Evolving On Marijuana (Forbes)

// Ontario considers pricing recreational pot at $10 a gram (CBC News)


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// Roger Stone is desperate for people to know he wants to legalize weed (Death and Taxes)

// Las Vegas marijuana shop can stay open 24/7 (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Poll: Broad support among Utahns for medical marijuana ballot initiative, including strong support among Mormons (Utah Policy)

// Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban (Washington Post)

// CHP Could Be Put in Charge of Quashing the Cannabis Black Market (LA Weekly)

// How long will it take Pa. to respond to medical marijuana request? Years state says (Penn Live)

// As legalization looms, Couche-Tard considers selling marijuana (Montreal Gazette)


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Monday, September 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections extended by debt limit deal (Cannabist)

// The Ontario Proposition: Details and Feedback from the Scene (Leafly)

// Future of Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries in the hands of licensing board (Detroit Free Press)


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// Legal Marijuana Is Almost Here. If Only Pot Farmers Were on Board. (New York Times)

// Insights: How Republicans went to pot in Colorado (Gazette)

// Going into its fourth harvest, industrial hemp industry still facing growing pains (Denver Post)

// Leafly Launches ‘The Roll-Up,’ a Podcast That Makes News Less Newsy (Leafly)

// Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot (ARS Technica)

// Hundreds of Unlicensed Marijuana Delivery Services Spark Controversy in San Diego (NBC San Diego)

// President Trump’s claim that a wall will ‘stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country’ (Washington Post)


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers Resume Talks on Compromise Marijuana Bill (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Group hits 100K signatures for Michigan ballot measure to legalize marijuana (Click On Detroit)

// Emerald Triangle Pot Growers Resist State Regulation (Court House News)


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// Santa Ana Police Had No Right to Expect Privacy When They Ate Marijuana During a Pot Shop Raid: Court of Appeal (Voice of OC)

// Marijuana-focused credit union to go back to Fed for master account (Denver Business Journal)

// Chart: Most marijuana infused product companies have diversified their offerings (Marijuana Business Daily)

// New Marijuana Distribution Law Allows More Efficiency Product Consistency (Westword)

// RTD, Denver Zoo, and more lose funding because of typo in Colorado law (9 News NBC)

// Assembly will consider signing resolution supporting onsite consumption of marijuana (KTUU 2 NBC)

// No Oregon Isn’t Decriminalizing Drugs (Not Yet Anyway) (MassRoots)


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

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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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Monday, June 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Maryland court again refuses to delay medical cannabis licensing (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Legal marijuana could be a $5-billion boon to the state economy – but some users may stay illegal (LA Times)

// Welcome to Ganjachusetts (Boston Magazine)


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// Gov. Hickenlooper signs controversial civil asset forfeiture bill, calls it “important first step” in addressing problems with practice (The Denver Post)

// Colorado Company’s Pot Cases Seized By Federal Authorities (CBS Denver)

// Attorney Plans Lawsuit to Allow for Smoking of Medical Pot (U.S. News & World Report (AP) )

// Colorado marijuana sales in April 2017 top $125 million (The Cannabist)

// This Firefighter Took A Doctor’s Advice To Use Medical Marijuana – Now He Could Be Fired (BuzzFeed News)

// Connecticut Commissioner Agrees to Add 3 Qualifying Conditions (U.S. News)

// NBA Finals: Hotel where Warriors practice taken over by National Cannabis Expo (CBS Sports)


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