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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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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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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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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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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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates Criticizes Jeff Sessions for Renewed Drug War (Merry Jane)

// Massachusetts picks panel to draft rec cannabis compromise (Marijuana Business Daily)

// After Two Years Medical Cannabis Still Not Profitable in Minnesota (Iowa Public Radio)


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// Maryland regulators want to deny license to medical cannabis firm (Baltimore Sun)

// Utah Group Files 2018 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (Leafly (AP))

// Marijuana smuggling scandal linked to Pa. grower permit recipient (Penn Live)

// T-Shirts and Hats Used to Advertise Pot Products Could Be Banned (LA Weekly)

// Nevada Taxation Department prepares to license recreational pot purveyors this week (Record-Courier)

// Trump Veterans Secretary: Legal Marijuana Helps Advance Research (MassRoots)

// Chart: Cannabis industry employs 165,000-plus workers (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, March 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Updated: Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances to House Vote (VT Digger)

// A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening (Washington Post)

// California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders (LA Times)


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// A proposed state “crackdown” on marijuana home grows is getting weaker as it moves along (Denverite)

// Oakland’s Recreational Dispensary Residency Requirement Overturned Amid Legal Uproar (Merry Jane)

// DC to authorize sixth medical cannabis dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bill requiring Arkansans to hold 60 percent ownership in medical marijuana facilities advances (Arkansas Online)

// Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana for Adults (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Oregon’s Chalice Farms Agrees to Sell to Publicly-Traded Golden Leaf Holdings (New Cannabis Ventures)

// North Dakota medical marijuana supporters say Legislature overriding voter intent (Cannabist)


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

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

// Marijuana Regulation: Measure M Overwhelmingly Approved by Los Angeles Voters (NBC Los Angeles)

// South Dakota House approves cannabidiol measure (The News & Observer)

// Massachusetts treasurer seeking clarity on federal pot laws (McClatchy DC Bureau)


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// Florida House releases plan for medical pot, which activists criticize (Tampa Bay Times)

// Trudeau’s Pot Czar Says Canada Won’t Rush Marijuana Legalization (Bloomberg)

// Alaska pot regulators to again consider onsite use (Hawaii News Now)

// Oregon Will Soon Start Testing Age Compliance At Marijuana Stores (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

// Bill extending rec rules to MMJ industry sent to CO governor (Marijuana Business Daily)

// MA Speaker: Use Cannabis Taxes to Help Fight Opioid Addiction (Leafly News)

// Senator Revives Marijuana ‘Gateway Drug’ Myth (MassRoots)


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Thursday, February 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// New York State Medical Cannabis Providers to Double to 10 (New Cannabis Ventures)

// GOP congressman worries about terrorists using bales of marijuana to smuggle nukes into the U.S. (Think Progress)

// Safer Arizona Fixes Marijuana-Legalization Initiative, Adds Protections for Kids (Phoenix New Times)


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// New Legislation Would Allow Indoor Cannabis Smoking Lounges in Oregon (Merry Jane)

// Montana Senate agrees to fix medical marijuana law, two months after judge re-opened dispensaries (The Cannabist)

// Australia Loosens Cannabis Import Rules to Speed Patient Access (Leafly)

// New Market: Once Maryland fixes problems, ample MMJ opportunities await (Marijuana Business Daily)

// GW Pharma Responds: ‘Not Creating a Monopoly’ (Leafly)

// New Frontier Data: U.S. Cannabis Market Creates 283,422 Jobs by 2020 (Yahoo Finance)

// Will Trump Fire The Drug Czar? (MassRoots)


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

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

// When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis (New York Times)

// What Were They Smoking? Safer Arizona Leaders Admit 2018 Pot Initiative Flawed (Phoenix New Times)

// New law puts 3000 Sonoma County cannabis cultivators in jeopardy (The Press Democrat)


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// Senate committee debating North Dakota medical pot bill (Charlotte Observer)

// As pot goes legit the dinner-table debate lights up (Portland Press Herald)

// Chart: Recreational marijuana markets in Washington Colorado still soaring (Marijuana Business Daily)

// No barbs but support for decriminalizing pot at first GOP Va. governor debate (Washington Post)

// Following legalization Boston law firm Foley Hoag creates marijuana practice (Mass Live)

// Colorado to Open its First Drive-Thru Cannabis Shop (Culture Magazine)

// The DEA Is Hiring Weed Couriers (MassRoots)


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Friday, February 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Cannabis Caucus Kicks Off in Congress (MassRoots)

// DA Ogg, Police Leaders Announce Landmark Marijuana Diversion Program (Houston Press)

// California lawmaker raises possibility of delaying licensing of recreational marijuana sales (LA Times)


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// Georgia Senate reduces medical marijuana potency (11 Alive NBC)

// Senate panel OKs marijuana research bill (Salt Lake Tribune)

// New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure (Missouri Times)

// More than $1-million of tainted medical marijuana destroyed (The Globe and Mail)

// South Dakota House panel passes industrial hemp bill (McClatchy DC)

// New Market: Ohio medical cannabis program set to be big, but license rules could curb growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Ricky Williams on Eugene Monroe’s Inspiring Cannabis Journey (Marijuana.com)


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