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

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

// Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 (OC Register)

// Quebec unveils zero-tolerance marijuana plan: No home-grown cannabis allowed (Globe and Mail)

// National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign (Weed News)


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// Bank’s refusal to process online payments slows marijuana ID cards (My Palm Beach Post)

// Canadian companies aim to create medical cannabis powerhouse in Latin America (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Senators Debate Marijuana Use By Judges (Marijuana Moment)

// The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ (Washington Post)

// Aurora Cannabis Gets $100 Million From Canaccord Genuity (Green Market Report)

// NEW REPORT: Marijuana Stores as Profitable as Starbucks (Marijuana Industry News)

// Steep Hill Ventures to Focus on Funding Early Stage Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)


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

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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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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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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Constellation’s purchase of Canopy stake is ‘transformative’, portends further investments (Marijuana Business Daily)

// With 9 weeks to go, California’s cities not positioned to start recreational marijuana sales (Cannabist (AP))

// Merkel May Agree To Legalize Marijuana In Germany Under Coalition Deal (Marijuana Moment)


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// Law enforcement continues to push unfounded Halloween marijuana candy claims (Washington Post)

// Chart: Canadian marijuana producers bolster inventories ahead of recreational cannabis legalization (Marijuana Business Daily)

// City Council zoning ordinance blocks medical marijuana businesses in most of Cleveland (Cleveland.com)

// Small towns have big say on future of Michigan’s medical marijuana industry (Michigan Live)

// Missouri groups try again to get medical marijuana on the ballot (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

// Detroit Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy: NBA faces complex issue on marijuana (Detroit Free Press)

// If New Jersey Legalizes Do I Have to Move Back Home? (Leafly)


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// DOJ Admits It Isn’t Legal To Keep Prosecuting Washington State Medical Marijuana Users (Huffington Post)

// MassRoots in turmoil after CEO ouster; CannaRegs scuttles planned $12M merger (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims- Because Cannabis (Leafly)


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// Medical marijuana businesses could need up to $500k to start up in Michigan (MLive)

// Share Supply Sinks Canadian Cannabis Companies (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Hawaii approves second lab for medical marijuana testing (Pacific Business News)

// Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light in Pennsylvania (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Legalize Maine says Legislature’s rewrite of pot law ‘not ready for prime time’ (Portland Press Herald)

// Report: Cannabis industry capital raises reach $1.8B in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// ‘Everywhere I go, all I smell is pot now,’ Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says (Mass Live)


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Monday, August 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Desperate MassRoots Overpays for CannaRegs (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Denver Post launches series examining effects of marijuana legalization in Colorado (Denver Post)

// White House anti-drug office asks Mass. for medical marijuana data (Boston Globe)


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// Canada’s Cronos secures $32M for big indoor marijuana facility (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Big-name investors pour millions into marijuana – both medicinal and not (Stat)

// Safe Harbor gives mother access to medical marijuana for sick child until Pa.’s program gets up and running (Penn Live)

// Baltimore readies for 11 medical marijuana businesses to open (Baltimore Sun)

// New Think Tank Report Details How Far Cannabis in America Has Come Over the Past Few Decades (Merry Jane)

// ‘Disjointed’, ‘Bojack Horseman’ Get Their Own Branded Weed for Netflix Pop-Up (Variety)

// Reno businesses cash in on Burning Man (My News 4)


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Friday, August 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, August 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Judge denies Nevada marijuana distribution injunction request (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

// Tilray to invest CA$30 million to create one of Canada’s largest cannabis facilities (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Feds Slam Marijuana Impairment Testing Methods (MassRoots)


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// The Sessions Letters: Read the U.S. attorney general’s missives to the first four states to legalize marijuana (Cannabist)

// The Haymaker: Are Cannabis Stocks Finally Growing Up? (Leafly)

// Oklahomans Will Vote on America’s Most Progressive Medical Marijuana Proposal in 2018 (Merry Jane)

// The Quest For Lower Electric Bills Is A Sign Of Colorado’s Maturing Pot Biz (Colorado Public Radio)

// Roger Stone and John Morgan Pressure Trump To Legalize Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Editorial: Jeff Sessions, pot prohibition is so 2011 (Seattle Times)

// Several marijuana-related companies make Inc. 5000 list (Marijuana Business Daily)


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Thursday, August 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Latino Lawmakers Endorse Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)

// San Diego DA’s Prosecution of Pot Attorney Has Sent Chills Through the Legal Community (Voices of San Diego)

// Letter from Clark County to marijuana industry: Don’t promote public pot use (Las Vegas Sun)


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// Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a ‘political ploy’ (Cannabist)

// Made-in-L.A. Marijuana Strains Find a Market in Las Vegas (LA Weekly)

// With pot legal state, vows crackdown on impaired drivers (Boston.com)

// This former minister expects to make $22 million next year selling marijuana (CNBC)

// After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January (Texas Tribune)

// Medical marijuana companies in Canada capitalizing on ‘insane’ growth abroad (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Seattle Drops Fine Against Hempfest (Leafly (AP))


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites ‘pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation’ (Cannabist)

// Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions (Marijuana Industry News)

// Weed Scene Elated as City Appears to Embrace Pot Shop Permits (LA Weekly)


These headlines are brought to you by our friends over at McCabe Law, LLC of Portland, Maine. Now, more than ever, it’s vital to have a great lawyer on your side when forging your path in the world of legal marijuana. Get the best on your side with McCabe Law, LLC for all your Maine and Massachusetts industry needs. Connect with Chris McCabe and his team today over at McCabeLawLLC.com.


// State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis (Leafly)

// Want to influence Massachusetts weed industry decisions? Regs board now forming (Cannabist)

// DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018 (Cannabist)

// Scott To Create ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’ To Study Marijuana Legalization Issues (Vermont Public Radio)

// Pot Report Sparks War of Words Between New York Mayor & Drug Policy Alliance (The Fix)

// Chart: Many operational marijuana businesses are seeking funding in 2017 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Neil deGrasse Tyson Endorses Legalizing Marijuana (MassRoots)


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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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