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Monday, December 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, December 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and the customers are lined up for it (Washington Post)

// Medical marijuana took a bite out of alcohol sales. Recreational pot could take an even bigger one. (Washington Post)

// Army issuing more waivers for recruits who used marijuana (PBS)


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// Alaska October cannabis tax revenue nears $1 million (Anchorage Daily News)

// Gov. Rauner not high on legalizing marijuana: ‘That’s a mistake’ (Chicago Sun Times)

// Backer Of Failed 2015 Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue Threatens Legal Action Against State (WVXU.org)

// Cannabis experts: leaked state medical marijuana guidelines are ‘comprehensive’ (WZZM 13 ABC)

// Marijuana Control Board develops working group to address testing (KTUU )

// Montreal ‘Weedmaps’ ads removed after anti-marijuana complaints (CTV News)

// The Owner of Two Pot Shops Won a City Council Seat in a Conservative Rural Town (Intercept)


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses (Cannabist)

// Marijuana officials to meet, address proposals and business applications (KTUU )

// Marylanders are days away from being able to legally buy medical marijuana (Washington Post)


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// New Jersey’s governor-elect taps cannabis advocate as chief of staff (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Black Friday Beats Cyber Monday For Dispensary Shoppers (Green Market Report)

// Colorado credit union continues marijuana banking crusade with new lawsuit, strategy (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Supporters turn in petition to legalize pot in North Dakota (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// How a Visionary Cannabis Producer Became This Canadian Town’s Biggest Employer (Leafly)

// Oregon Regulators Issue Guidance On Cannabis Cups (Marijuana Moment)

// Governor Gives Stores 60 Days to Pull Marijuana-Derived Oil (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Election results: Recreational cannabis legalization strong possibility in New Jersey + wins in Detroit (Marijuana Business Daily)

// California treasurer wants the state to study a public bank option for pot businesses (LA Times)

// Only one-third of marijuana extracts accurately labeled, researchers say (CNN)


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// Massachusetts marijuana oversight board seeks $7.5 million budget (MassLive)

// Republicans say they’ll block marijuana bill again if it isn’t overhauled (Portland Press Herald)

// Push to Legalize Recreational Pot in Illinois Takes Step Forward (NBC Chicago)

// SF supervisors offer more changes to recreational cannabis legislation (San Francisco Gate)

// Will recreational pot in Mass. kill RI’s medical marijuana program? (Providence Journal)

// Cannabis Companies Struggle To Be Charitable (CBS Denver)

// Marijuana to be sold through private stores in Manitoba (Globe and Mail)


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Monday, October 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, October 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

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// DPH slows medical marijuana fixes infuriated patients (Boston Globe)

// Razed California crops expose blind spots in insurance and regulation (Consumer Affairs)

// Michigan officials prepare for influx of medical marijuana applications (Detroit Free Press)


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// Researcher: Colorado’s $2.1M Dollar Pot Research Investment at Risk (Rocky Mountain PBS)

// Revenue cost estimates hazy on marijuana implementation (Portland Press Herald)

// Massachusetts DPH Clears the Air for For-Profit Conversion of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (National Law Review)

// LA proposes limiting who can appeal marijuana dispensary licenses (Daily Bruin)

// Florida Medical Marijuana Patients Face up to Three Month Delay for State-Issued ID Cards (Merry Jane)

// Prohibitionist Post: 125 years covering Colorado’s love-hate affair with alcohol and cannabis (Denver Post)

// Illinois high school confiscates student paper over marijuana story (Student Press Law Center)

 


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// The California wildfires aren’t just bad news for wine- weed is in danger, too (Quartz)

// Legal marijuana causes warehouse rent to skyrocket in Sacramento – 4 or 5 times normal (Sacramento Bee)

// Editorial: Californians will soon be able to buy marijuana; they need legal places to smoke it (Los Angeles Times)


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// The High Price of Cheap Weed (Grist)

// Medical marijuana patients report reduction in use of prescription drugs (Chicago Tribune)

// Leaked Document Reveals Ontario’s Conflicted Path to Legalization (Leafly)

// With cannabis legalization around the corner, Los Angeles contemplates another dumb move (LA Times)

// US Territory Considers Legal Marijuana Bill (Marijuana Moment)

// Arkansas AG again rejects bid for legal marijuana in state (KATV Little Rock)

// Chart: Record first month of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Monday, August 14, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 14, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge Halts Nevada Marijuana Regulators’ Licensing Move (New York Times)

// ‘Bottleneck’ temporarily closes pot dispensary (Maui News)

// Ready or not, Maryland marijuana firms face big deadline (Baltimore Sun)


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// What Happened to Illinois’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board? (Chicago Magazine)

// Growers worry Ohio will miss deadline for medical marijuana (Columbus Dispatch)

// Medical marijuana registry has nearly doubled since beginning of the year (Billings Gazette)

// Judge Halts Feds’ Cannabis Case, Citing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer (Leafly)

// Advisory panel asks county to look at legality of pot consumption lounges (Las Vegas Sun)

// Wyoming to the world: Come for the eclipse, but leave your weed at home (Cannabist)

// Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Anticipate Eclipse Sales Spike (The News-Review)


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Monday, August 7, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
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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Friday, August 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther


Just a reminder- our regular podcast will be out of commission until Wednesday, August 9th. In the meantime, we’ll be running past episodes of our pilot series Marijuana Today Story Hour. Today’s episode features our friend Jane West.

We will, however, continue to find your news for you while the podcast is down. Enjoy!

– Shea


// Is This The Feds’ Marijuana Crackdown? (MassRoots)

// Is Supporting Legal Pot Becoming Politically Viable in D.C.? (Rolling Stone)

// Delaware awards fourth medical marijuana business permit (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Tribal pot store near downtown Las Vegas aims to be biggest in the country (Las Vegas Sun)

// Cards Against Humanity Gave $70K To Help Legalize Marijuana In Illinois (Chicagoist)

// Nevada Supreme Court protects confidentiality of medical marijuana business owners (Nevada Independent)

// New Hampshire Lawmakers Not Thrilled With Trump’s ‘Drug-Infested Den’ Comments (Roll Call)

// Minnesota medical cannabis market opens to PTSD patients (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Could Easthampton become a Massachusetts ‘marijuana destination’? Planning Board member says, ‘That’s kind of wonderful’ (Mass Live)

// Puff Piece on Moms and Marijuana Sparks Important Conversation About Racist Cannabis Policing (Merry Jane)


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Bill to diversify Md. medical marijuana industry fails in final seconds of session (Washington Post)

// Vt. Senate near punting on pot (Rutland Herald)

// New Trump Drug Czar Voted Against Marijuana Amendments in Congress (MassRoots)


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// Melissa Etheridge Flies With Her Medical Marijuana (Marijuana.com)

// Dallas To Vote On Proposal Reducing Marijuana Penalty (CBS DFW)

// State releases draft medical marijuana regulations for doctors (McCall)

// Governor Bruce Rauner talks passenger rail and legalizing recreational marijuana on tour through the state (WQAD 8)

// Nevada County prepares for process to write new marijuana grow regulations (The Union)

// Judge to decide if RI employers can refuse to hire medical marijuana users (WPRI 12)

// Marijuana Business Daily joins Associated Press (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// VT House delays vote on legalizing marijuana (Burlington Free Press)

// Massachusetts approves $300k for marijuana start-up costs (Mass Live)

// Twitter Censors Marijuana Searches – Then Reverses Decision (Merry Jane)


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// First Amendment 2 Implementing Bill Passes House Committee (US News & World Report)

// Georgia closer to medical marijuana expansion (The Telegraph)

// Canadian producer invests $3M in Arizona medical marijuana grower (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Clark County marijuana panel talks social clubs in first meeting (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Brownies and gummy bears dominate marijuana discussion in Nevada Legislature (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Dustup Over NIDA-Grown Ditch Weed Leads Johns Hopkins to Ditch PTSD Study (Leafly)

// Illinois medical marijuana use rejected for intractable pain, autism (Chicago Tribune)


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