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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)


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// 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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Thursday, August 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Pot Laced With Pesticides Forces States to Act as EPA Stays Away (Bloomberg Politics)

// Maine lawmakers propose limits on marijuana home growing (Portland Press Herald)

// Casino Industry Wants Clarity On Marijuana Rules (MassRoots)


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// The Haymaker: Why Is Jeff Sessions Hiding His Task Force? (Leafly)

// Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector (Cannabist)

// Oakland test-drives marijuana permit program aimed at those affected by War on Drugs (Cannafornian)

// DEA Chief Instructs Agents to Ignore Trump’s Call to Use Increased Force Against Suspects (Merry Jane)

// Pot performance: Canadian sports committee to de-mystify cannabis rules for elite athletes (Metro News)

// Alaska’s marijuana industry is enjoying a summer boom (Juneau Empire)

// An Oregon Couple Raced to Open a Pot Shop in the Path of the Eclipse. But They’re Stuck Waiting for the OLCC. (Willamette Week)


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Friday, July 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, July 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Department of Justice Indicates No Changes to Federal Marijuana Enforcement- Yet (Merry Jane)

// Senators OK State Medical Marijuana Protections, Rejecting Sessions (MassRoots)

// High Times Goes From $70 Million To $250 Million In Three Months (Forbes)


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// U.S. Pot Laws Are a Headache for Canada’s Biggest Stock Exchange (Bloomberg)

// Should California start its own bank to serve marijuana companies? It wouldn’t be easy (Los Angeles Times)

// The cannabis industry has a clear favorite in the race to be California’s next governor (Los Angeles Times)

// Group says Springs misses out on $20 million a year in marijuana taxes (KOAA News 5)

// Ohio’s public colleges can soon apply to test medical marijuana (Columbus Business First)

// How distracting is THC to drivers? Enough for a marijuana DUI fatal case to proceed, judge says (Billings Gazette)

// Medical marijuana ruling in Massachusetts could prompt employer policy changes in Florida (Sun Sentinel)


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Friday, July 21, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, July 21, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Feds Hold Secret Marijuana Meetings In Colorado (MassRoots)

// Canadian provinces may seek delay in recreational cannabis rollout (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Long Lines $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut (Leafly (AP))


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// Michigan companies can’t fill jobs because too many people can’t pass a drug test (Crain’s Detroit Business)

// Drug-testing companies can’t find workers (Boulder Weekly)

// Raid on Los Angeles marijuana grow has Teamsters up in arms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// DOH may certify Hawaii’s first medical marijuana testing lab soon (Hawaii News Now)

// A look at Denver’s Levitt Pavilion funded in part by $250,000 donation from marijuana companies (Cannabist)

// Sessions has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke (Cannabist)

// Senator Nelson Resubmits Medical Marijuana Bill In Face Of Federal Government Crackdown (Virginia Islands Consortium)


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Read the Massachusetts marijuana bill: Lawmakers release compromise rewriting of the state’s pot and medical marijuana laws (Mass Live)

// Jeff Sessions Ready to Ramp Up More Asset Forfeitures (Leafly)

// Marijuana ruling by Massachusetts high court ‘first case of its kind in the country’ (Mass Live)


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// Editorial: Smoking Marijuana While Black (New York Times)

// The Haymaker: How Prohibition Aided a Pennsylvania Murder Spree (Leafly)

// Maine Takes Advice From Colorado’s ‘Marijuana Czar’ (Weed Daily)

// Canadian Dollars Are Funding Global Cannabis Expansion (Marijuana.com)

// Texarkana board approves two medical marijuana regulations (KSLA News)

// San Francisco Office Of Cannabis To Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales (CBS San Francisco)

// Congressmen Tell Marijuana Jokes (MassRoots)


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Thursday, July 13, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Breaking: Nevada Cannabis Distribution License Award Averts Shortages (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Pro-marijuana advocates fine with it if Massachusetts lawmakers can’t come up with pot law rewrite (Mass Live)

// Marijuana billboard in South Boston called ‘insensitive’ (Boston Globe)


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// Jeff Sessions wants to make illegal drugs less potent and more expensive. We’ve got some bad news for him. (Washington Post)

// Golden Leaf buys Oregon marijuana business Chalice Farms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Montana’s marijuana DUI standard is ‘arbitrary,’ attorney says (Billings Gazette)

// No immediate fix planned for Ohio medical marijuana testing lab rule (Cleveland.com)

// Attorney General says marijuana survey will carry ‘lots of weight’ (CBC Radio)

// Aphria Q4 Sales Rise 106% (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Humboldt County cracks down on marijuana farmers market (Cannafornian)


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

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

// Cops busted 60,000 for pot in de Blasio’s first three years (New York Daily News)

// D.C. public weed use arrests nearly tripled last year (Washington Post (AP))

// Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back anti-drug program D.A.R.E. from the dead (New York Daily News)


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// Still No Deal on Pot Bill; Baker Suggests Time Running Short (U.S. News & World Report (AP))

// Merger creates one of Arizona’s biggest medical marijuana firms (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Governor Cuomo considers expansion of medical marijuana program for PTSD patients (WXXI AM News)

// Hemp-based CBD market continues its enormous growth (Marijuana Business Daily)

// North Dakota expects medical marijuana to be available in Spring 2018 (Cannabist)

// Anchorage Assembly resolution calls for regulations on allowing pot consumption in retail stores (Alaska Dispatch News)

// Senators to Vote On Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans (MassRoots)


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

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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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Monday, June 19, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Monday, June 19, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Jeff Sessions: Being soft on sentencing means more violent crime. It’s time to get tough again. (Washington Post)

// Massachusetts Senate proposal holds line on marijuana taxes (Boston.com (AP))

// Vermont Lawmakers Scheduled to Hold 2-Day Veto Session (U.S. News & World Report (AP))


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// Huge marijuana production facility near Edmonton airport breaks ground (Edmonton Journal)

// Maui Grown Therapies aims to start medical marijuana sales in mid-July (Maui News)

// California Law Could Open Door To Marijuana At County Fairs (CBS Sacramento)

// Pot will soon be legal in Vegas but don’t even think about lighting up on the Strip (Los Angeles Times)

// Grants Pass racetrack will feature ‘marijuana mile’ (Mail Tribune)

// State lists applicants to grow medical cannabis in Pa. (TRIB Live)

// Task force to examine medical marijuana in Tennessee (WBIR.com)


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Friday, June 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Wolf responds to Sessions’ request to remove legal protections for medical marijuana (Lancaster Online (AP))

// Vermont gov and legislators still negotiating marijuana legalization (Cannabist)

// Cannabis attorney expects court decision on 280E by ‘end of year’ (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// B.C. Kills Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana Producers (Leafly)

// Health chief: No medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// California’s new cannabis rules create path to organic grows, delivery, regional naming, and more (Cannabist)

// HelloMD Telemedicine Services Now Available to New York Medical Cannabis Patients (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Florida Cuts Telemedicine Out of New Medical Marijuana Law (mHealth Intelligence)

// Analysts: High Times sale could buoy cannabis industry (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Iowa State University Students Win Federal Court Case Over Right to Print Pot-Themed T-Shirts (Merry Jane)


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